This hurts so badly to type, but I realized it had to be done because all of my blogging friends would not have heard my sad news. My beautiful, loving, wonderful mother passed away yesterday afternoon at 1:21 in the afternoon. She was surrounded by her family. She suffered an acute stroke early Sunday morning and was rushed to a nearby large hospital by helicopter. When we saw her right before the helicopter ride, she was trying to speak and getting some words/sentences right. She put her hand on my hair and said "You look pretty", and said "I love you" as they wheeled her down the hallway and out the door. We all assumed she would be fine. But upon arriving at the larger hospital, the neurosurgeon tried several different procedures to remove the clot from her brain. Due to her three previous open heart surgeries, the blood vessels on the surface of her brain were a tangled mess, and they were unable to get the clot. Plus, the different procedures had caused bleeding on her brain. She went steadily downward from there, and they told us yesterday morning that she would never recover. She slipped home to be with Jesus very peacefully as we all stood loving her and telling her to go ahead 'home', and make sure she gave Grandma a big hug for us when she got there. We know the two of them are together again in heaven. My mom was only 47 years old.
This hurts so badly. So, so, so, so badly. She was my mom. She was just perfectly fine when I saw her Saturday evening! She was laughing and talking and having a good time. None of us had any idea whatsoever. Nobody but Jesus.
My mom found out about her heart problems when she was pregnant with me. The Lord could have taken her home so much sooner than He did. But I remember that she always prayed that she would live to see her kids grow up. Well, my younger sister just recently turned 21, so I'd say that's 'grown up', wouldn't you? God is good beyond what we can even try to understand.
I am still having trouble wrapping my brain around this. Please pray for my whole family. My Dad is only 48 years old, and now without his wife. My brother and sister have so many major 'life milestones' still ahead of them that my mom will not be there for. And me----well, greedy me just wants her back here with me----so I can give her a huge hug and tell her how much I love her. But that will have to wait till I join her someday in heaven. My heart is very heavy, and although I rejoice for my mom, I am sad for me beyond words.
Please, please pray for us----I will miss my mom like crazy!