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Monday, September 13, 2010

My Mom's New Home


As some of you know, who follow my blog, I have stopped blogging as much as usual, or visiting other wonderful bloggers
for the last couple of weeks.

In May of 2009 my precious Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer. She had surgery and some chemo, but she can no longer fight this hideous disease.

She lived with us from March until June,
went home for a bit, and is now, as of two weeks ago,
at a beautiful Hospice residence,
that is only about 10 minutes from me.

I am so grateful!
God's mercy and provision have been miraculous!

Here are a few pictures of this beautiful facility-











Tonight my pastor came to visit.
He talked about the divine appointment
that we will all have, eventually,with Jesus.
Psalm 139, my very favorite Psalm,
says in verse 16-

"All the days ordained for me
were written in Your book
before one of them came to be."

He knew each one of us before
we were even conceived,
and He knows the moment that
He will escort us to Heaven.

What a day that will be!

John 3:16 says-

"For God so loved the world
that he gave
His one and only Son,
that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish
but have eternal life."

Can you even imagine such love?!?

14 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Dear Joyce, I will continue to pray for you, and your family, my Mom died of the same cancer last December.
I think the place that you have your Mom is just beautiful.
We don't sorrow the way other people do because of that hope, which is Jesus.
I am sending you a huge hug O
Blessings

myletterstoemily said...

dear joyce,

how wonderful is it to know your mom
is in such a peaceful, beautiful place.

we will keep you, your mom, and your
sister in our prayers.

love,
lea

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

peace...

Gloria said...

Dear Joyce,
Praying for strength and comfort during this difficult time for your entire family. I am glad God has provided this beautiful place near you for your mom to stay at.
((((Joyce))))) hugs...
xoxo,
Gloria @}~`}~~~

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, Joyce- I will be praying for you and your family during this time- I lost my precious Mother in 2005 and although I know her earthly suffering is over- I still miss her so....
That is a very beautiful place- I love the bird- is it an oriole?
Thanks for sharing the scripture verses- isn't it wonderful to have those words to bring us comfort during these times!

Susan said...

Last year my Dad died shortly after surgery for bladder cancer.
I'm sorry your famiy has to go through this. I am grateful, however, that you know Jesus and that he will be your comfort and strength now and forevermore. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Privet and Holly said...

Joyce, what a
difficult time
for you, but what
a blessing that
your mom is snug
is this beautiful
place. I just got
home last night from
a trip to see one of
my best friends who
is battling breast
cancer. Life throws
us curves. I love
the passages that
your pastor quoted.
May you find strength,
peace and love in
all the days that lie
ahead.
Big hugs,
xx Suzanne

Becky C said...

Joyce,
I just posted about my mom today- I lost her to ovarian cancer in December. I know it's so hard right now for all of you. My mom spent her last days at a similar place called "Grace Home". It brings much peace to a very difficult time. Know that we are praying for you.
Blessings,
Becky C
Buckets of Burlap

Anonymous said...

Prayers thougts amf comfort to your
mother.

Pamela RN
Ohio

Sarah B said...

It loks like a wonderful place. It must be good to know your mother is close and safe there.
Best wishes, Sarah

Rosie said...

Oh Joyce...
You have been such a blessing to those who are fortunate enough to know you. I am so happy to hear that you have been able to place your dear mom in such a beautiful environment. I will continue to pray for healing for both your mom and sister...and His comfort and strength for you...
have missed your little Friday get togethers and am looking forward to a good cuppa with you and the ladies this week...sending you a HUG...xoxo...Rosie

Dana Marie said...

I'm praying for your mom and your family as you are going through this tough time. Hold on to God's unfailing love. He will never leave or forsake you.

It's me said...

Psalm 139 is our wedding text......so beutiful........i like it very much...the place where your mom is now is verry nice....it all looks very relax.....i will continue to pray for her and you and Sherrie....for the whole familly.....i miss you friday with the pretties......hope everything goes well with you......kisses and love from me darling...Ria

Cassie said...

YES! What HUGE abounding, unceasing love He has for us! What a beautiful place your mother has to rest. Blessings to you and your mother and your family during this time. Take good care. xo

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