Thankful Thursdays

Grateful that we were together.

I rested my hand on Mom’s chest as she took her last breath that night. Family surrounded her when she passed away that October 19 three years ago. In fact, family surrounded her all throughout her illness. What a blessing that was. 

Sadly, since Covid took over, countless people have not been able to accompany their loved ones during such difficult times. When I think about that, I cringe. It’s too awful. Although I would love to have Mom with us still, I can’t help but feel relieved that we were spared the anxiety and further pain that would have caused.

My heart goes out to those of you with family and friends in hospitals or nursing homes. Hang in there, stay strong and keep the faith. God‘s mercy and grace will be with you.

What are you thankful for today?

Until next Thursday‘s post…si Dios quiere.

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
-Winnie the Pooh

“Very often people come to me and say: “Mr. Moody, do you think we shall know each other in Heaven?” Very often it is a mother who has lost a dear child, and who wishes to see it again. Sometimes it is a child who has lost a mother, a father; and who wants to recognize them in Heaven. There is a verse in Scripture in answer to this, and that is: “We shall be satisfied” (Psalm 17:15). It is all I want to know. My brother who went up there the other day I shall see, because I shall be satisfied. We will see all those we loved on Earth up there, and if we loved them here, we will love them ten thousand times more when we meet them there.
-Dwight L. Moody

 


Comments

Thankful Thursdays — 8 Comments

  1. Beautiful as always Connie. I look forward to seeing my parents again. As you, Dad died in my arms. I am grateful today, more than ever being able to be with him as he drew his last breath. The angels took him straight to heaven, I am sure… God Bless you today and always!!!! Love you lots…

  2. Ah, amiga, as always you have touched my heart. I am grateful for our friendship that began so long ago and still endures. Much love to you and the familia.

  3. My Dear Connie, Once again, your post was right on point….every single thought and word and quote was so reassuring. Thank you, as always….Boop

  4. Que linda tu mami.

    And yes, I agree with Winnie the Pooh. I tell my son something similar to that all the time. 💕

    J.G. ☺

  5. Can understand what you feel for your mom. Recently lost mine. For sure the love we feel for others is what connects us in a special and timeless way. This is the lesson and gift it leaves us. All the best.

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