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A Journey With My Mom, #2

Jan 14, 2013, Mom news, (journaling and messaging friends privately)

I just got news this morning from my brother in Scotland who tells me that my Mom, who was let out of hospital after a very long time of illness, is not doing well, and is at home. Doc was in to see her. She is dying. No time frame. I don’t want to post publicly on FB because I don’t know if my brother reached all the family yet. I feel alone in this, being so far away, in Canada. I’m reaching out for prayer.

I called Dave, mom’s husband, at 9 pm, and he says she has not been eating, barely sipping anything, no talking, no moaning (so no pain?) and she does not respond to his hug or saying I love you. He is heartbroken. Doc said no use bringing her to hospital, not worth putting her back there, she won’t get better, just downhill from now, she’s better at home, just keep trying to get her to sip something. Even though I was partially expecting this news, I am still shocked to hear the word “dying”.

Was hard for me to talk to Dave, but I am glad I phoned…..feel so cut off because she is in Scotland and I am here in Canada. I feel helpless apart from prayer….need to get some rest

Would appreciate prayers


4:04 am: Awake suddenly, with the scripture from morning devotional,  where Jesus, hearing about Lazarus being sick, says, this is for the glory of God.

“But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” John 11:4

Mom, you’re a good soldier. If you are going home….you are going home to LIFE!

Song based on Colossians 1:22 “But now He has reconciled you by His physical body through His death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before Him–“

My Mom is forgiven….faultless before the throne.


4:31 am : Awake with a falling sensation, breathed a prayer, “Lord, be with my Mum”

Prayer for Dave to see the holiness of death and to meet God in it, to come to know God as His Saviour. I know that first part sounds like an unfamiliar and very strange prayer, but this very thing happened to me in watching the death of a friend’s Mom. I came to realize that HOLINESS was in it.


Later: I’m ok, have not heard from any family except the one brother, so not sure what’s going on there. The family is scattered. I have one sister whose relationship with Mom has been strained, one who has been in fairly close contact though from out of the country, one brother in Northern Scotland, the one who informed me, and who has been in regular close contact with my Mom, and one brother in the closest town to Mom. He has been very upset about Mom no longer recognizing him when he visited. The silence is strange at a time like this.

My siblings all seem reconciled that Mom has already been gone for months, but still breathing. That’s hard for me to take. I don’t know what they are all thinking. I wish I did. I have no means to travel to Scotland.

I think there is a reason for Mom to be hanging on like this, and I wonder why. Is it part of God’s plan for me? For them? For all of us?  I have so many questions and no ready answers…..

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