A note

November 29, 2009

Many of you are asking about Mom and how she is doing since coming home from the hospital…

She is resting much more comfortably than before, thanks to Hospice and good medicines that can keep her comfortable. She has visits from nurses that come 4 times a week to check on her and make sure that she has everything she needs. They are wonderful and really help us with many things like medications and personal care; I consider them a true blessing.

We are all doing pretty well, considering this is a very sobering time that we are working through in Mom’s fight with cancer. Mom’s spirits are good and she talks of Heaven often. It’s interesting to hear her thoughts on heaven as they come from someone who is looking forward to being there in the near future.

Thank you again for all your prayers and well-wishes as we appreciate them so much and truly feel God’s presence. I am learning that during this Thanksgiving season that it’s not always the easy thing to give Thanks, yet we serve a God who deserves our praise and thanksgiving in every season of life.

I read this today and it encouraged me, so I thought I would share it here.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4.



6 responses to A note

  1. What a rich and intense time this must be. I can only imagine the beautiful conversations you are having with your mom. Karen, I love you both and am praying for you.

  2. Thank you for the update Karen, please continue to keep us informed. We love your mom and lift you all to our Heavenly Father who is able to do so much more than we can even think to ask!!

  3. That scripture says is all, really. Wow! I’m so glad your mother is getting good care and we will continue to uplift you all in prayer as this is no doubt a very rough time for all of you.

  4. Thanks for the continued updates on your mom. She is in our thoughts and prayers every day. It is hard to be so far away and not be able to help your family as we would like.

  5. Have had you all on my heart for several days… and now I can see why! I am remembering a dream Judah had about Jesus coming to see her when she was in bed…and at the time, she knew it was not yet, but for a time to come… What joy that God has heard our prayers and granted all this extra time for more LIFE… your faith and trust in Jesus shines quietly in this scripture and I know that He is holding all of you close… you are in my heart and my prayers… please give her kisses from me!

  6. Hi Karen, please give your Mom a big hug and hello from me. And tell her that she is so special and will always remain so in my heart.