Your may have noticed my absence this past week, my failure to comment and reply to your mail.
The extended family at 2805 is saddened this week.
On Tuesday of last week our Mom lost consciousness and fell in a hallway of her retirement residence. Against her wishes (she was never one to complain) she was taken to the hospital and kept overnight for observation. Tests were run on Wednesday. On Thursday we received the results of her tests and the diagnosis. She had advanced stage cancer.
She had previously had conversations with us all, saying she had lived and long and happy life and was ready anytime the Lord chose to take her.
We think she chose not to fight. She was ready and anxious to meet her Savior. She did not tarry long in the “ valley of the shadow of death”, but passed into the loving arms of Jesus in the wee hours Monday morning.
Thanksgiving week is a significant date as our Daddy passed away Thanksgiving several years ago. Dates can actually play a part of the terminally ill, and we think this was on her mind during the four days between the diagnosis and her death.
Her funeral service and burial were today. Although we are sad, we are Thankful and grateful that she did not suffer the 2-3 months her doctor had suggested. We are happy that she is at home the Lord.
Wishing you each a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Until next time, Honey