Saturday, October 5, 2013

What A Day That Will Be

Dear Ones, I wanted to update you on my little Mother.
She has been sent back to the nursing home and is under Hospice care.
She's pretty alert in the mornings but by afternoon she is mostly resting and asleep, probably because of the pain medicines for which I'm grateful. 
I thank you all so very much for your sweet concern, thoughts and prayers for her and our family.
I have felt God's presence and am at peace.
Mother is at peace with going home to heaven.

We're just waiting on God. 
I know many of you have been right where I am and you understand.

I have had this song on my mind for a few days and wanted to share it with you.

There is coming a day when no heart aches shall come.
No more clouds in the sky no more tears to dim the eyes.
All is peace forever more on that happy golden shore.
What a day, glorious day that will be.
 What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see
I shall look upon His face the One who saved me by His grace.
 When He takes me by the hand and leads me through the promised land.
What a day, glorious day that will be.
 There'll be no sorrow there, no more burdens to bear,
No more sickness nor pain, no more parting over there.
 And forever I will be with the One who died for me
What a day, glorious day that will be.
What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see
I shall look upon His face the One who saved me by His grace.
  When He takes me by the hand and leads me through the promised land.
What a day, glorious day that will be.
I'm sending you my love appreciate you all more than you will ever know,
Shelia :)




44 comments:

  1. Sweet Sheila, what a beautiful song! What a glorious day it will be! Your mom must be quite an amazing woman to have raised such a sweet soul as yourself. Wishing you God's peace as you wait on Him.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  2. Shelia, I was in a similar place this time last year. Big, big hugs to you! You are in my prayers! God gives us these songs when we need them. The one that was on my mind when Daddy went home was a Glen Campbell song, No More Night. I had not heard that song in years and then it was there in ny mind during those last days with Daddy. So much comfort in those words! You are so right sweet friend, what a day that will be!!! Prayers for you and your Mother and family right now!

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  3. That is a gorgeous hymn....but then, I think they all are. So blessed to KNOW that your mom is going home to Jesus. I know you will miss her, but you will see her again. Stay strong. And try to get some rest. I KNOW firsthand how hard this is.

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  4. Sweet Blessings 2 u. God will comfort us in our time of need.
    d

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  5. Ah, yes, what a glorious day that will be!!! Been thinking of you and knew you were so busy with mom. My mom passed away at 96 years old, just a few years ago after being in the nursing home for 5 years. Its not easy honey, but we are all with you, and praise God for the peace that you have. The peace that surpasses all understanding.......hugs......xoxoxoxo

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  6. Thank you for the update and please know that you all remain in our prayers. Such comforting words in that hymn. Keeping you in my heart and prayers.

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  7. Oh Shelia. We've just been through this stage of life with two of my aunts. It's so hard. I'm thinking about you.
    I love that song too!

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  8. Beautiful words, Shelia. I was right where you were 15 years ago with my mother. God's grace & peace is such a comfort during this time even though we are grieving. I admire you for sharing your heart with us, Sheila. I continue praying for you & your mother.

    Smiles & Love,
    Carol

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  9. Praying for peace for you all as you wait on the Lord. God bless you, dear Shelia. Hugs, Pam

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  10. Well you have certainly given me comfort tonight when I want to comfort you. I'm so glad you are at peace, and that your Mom is not in pain. Will continue to pray for you and your family and your sweet little Mom.

    Hugs ~ Mary

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  11. Shelia, I will be thinking of you, your Mom and family. It is a hard time and we are here for you.

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  12. Big love and hugs to you dear friend! ♥

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  13. Keeping you and yours in my prayers......

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  14. What a comfort to know that it will be a great day - when we see Jesus! I have been right where you are and I am praying, my dear friend. Praying for your dear mama - and for you! Lean hard into the arms of the Father. And keep singing that song. It's a favorite of mine. More precious since my dear dad went to see Jesus. We are blessed when we know our dear ones are ready to meet Him.
    ~Adrienne~

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  15. I was thinking of you and hoping you are doing well...This is a difficult time and people say prepare but it is always difficult to lose a mom...Be strong Sheila and I loved the hymn it is beautiful and I love the words so much....Phyllis

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  16. Sheila...yes, what a day that will be! Our hearts cannot even imagine. The nursing home..."God's waiting room" as I once heard it called in a book I read. I think of that every time I visit my dad and look at all the sweet little faces lined up in their wheel chairs in the hall way. May God's peace be real. You're in my prayers.

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  17. My sweet friend, I know you feel just the lovely song you shared with us and you're right..."what a day that will be!" I know I can't wait for that day and it'll have to be when our Loed decides He wants me with Him, just like He wanted your dearest mother. Prayers and blessings my dear Shelia. I know those cute roos's pitchers make you smile. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  18. I'm so sorry, Shelia. You get a grandson and then this with your mother. Kind of says that is the chapters of life.
    Brenda

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  19. What a beautiful song and its one I've never heard. Sending prayers your way. xo

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  20. Wishing all of you peace and comfort, especially your sweet mother.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  21. I can hear the music to that song in my mind...a lovely promise to God's children.

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  22. Indeed, a glorious day! I can only imagine. Prayers for you all!

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  23. I love that song too...what a great comfort knowing what God's children are promised. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  24. Thank you for sharing a song that I've never heard before. I wish I were there to hold your hand or give you a hug. Sending much love...

    XO,
    Jane

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  25. Sheila, I have been there with my mom a few years ago. Although the sadness can be overwhelming at times, isn't it so wonderful to know she will soon be with her Jesus? This is also one of my favorite songs. Blessings on you and your family as you are "going through".

    Debby

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  26. So thankful for the peace you feel. Praying for your strength to be renewed. Take care!

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  27. My heart is full. Sending love and praying.

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  28. There is much sadness when a loved one is slipping away from us. We want to hold them in our arms forever. Peace only comes from letting go and letting God take over. Bless you, and bless your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  29. One of my favorite old gospel songs. Praying for your mom and your family.

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  30. So much loss, but so much gain as well. God Bless you and yours, Bess

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  31. Hi, Shelia. Yes, I've been there, done that, and I know it's hard, but you will be fine. Thanks for the wonderful song.
    D

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  32. It was just over a year ago that my mother passed. She knew and told us it was time. Sad because we miss her but better because when this life is no longer enjoyable, and worse Painful, that we have to be brave and let them go.
    Sending prayers.

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  33. Shelia that is a great song and I'm glad it's in your heart right now. You know I'm here for you and sending you much love!

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  34. Oh Shelia I'm thinking of you my friend! Beautiful hymn!

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  35. Prayers for you Shelia and all you and your mom are going through. It is so very hard to let them go, but we know it is not a forever goodbye when they know the Lord. I know what you are going through as a year and a half ago, we had close to the very same thing happen with my mom. I pray God will continue to hold you both in his arms as you lean on Him and trust Him for what is best in your lives. What a day that will be for sure! Blessings, Linda

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  36. Oh yes, Shelia, I have been right where you are, my mother was only 59 years old. It makes no difference at what age they prepare to go home, it's never easy. In fact, I think it might be harder to let go of them the longer you have them. But, the peace of God that passes all understanding will keep you, sweet lady. Your little tray of chickies look very sweet on your counter.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

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  37. Dearest Little Sheila, I have been away from blogging very much...we have just moved and, oh, my...what a horrible chore.
    I read that your mom was in the hospital...I am so sorry she is ill....but, as you say, she is in God's hands now and if HE is ready to take her home....What a Glorious Day That Will Be.
    Please know I have you and yours in my heart and prayers.
    xo bj

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  38. That sounds like an old time hymn, my Dad loved those! I know just how you're feeling - just last year my mom and mother in law passed away within a month of each other!

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  39. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.

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  40. I love the old hymns. They are so reassuring. I thought of Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus when I read your post. It's one of my favorite songs. And it is on HIM we need to keep our eyes on. Praying for your sweet little Mom and for you too. Strength, courage and peace my sister. God will take care of you.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  41. A beautiful and thoughtful post, Shelia -- one which I am certain must be hard in its way to write. The roosters, keeping watch, touched me. I am filled with sadness, knowing the loss you will experience. What a treasured life you two have shared. I am thinking of you both with love.

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  42. I'm keeping your sweet little mother in my prayers. It's hard...I know. Take care of yourself my friend! Sweet hugs to you, Diane

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  43. I have already commented on facebook but I just wanted you to know I dropped in on you here also. This is such a difficult time, I know. Lots going on in your family and I know the stress levels can get very high. Do take good care of yourself, Shelia!
    My love to you...
    Mona

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