Gods’ Timing Is Perfect In Life And In Death

by Yvonne Chase on September 8, 2016

No Pain, No Suffering
What a whirlwind life has been.  In my last post, I asked you to pray for my mom who was gravely ill. Since that post, my mom, Allison Chase, took her last breath on September 1st and went home to be with the Lord.  I was at her bedside with my hand on her chest when I experienced her last breath and recognized she gave me my first breath.  Mom went peacefully, just the way I wanted her to go.  No pain, no suffering.  As she slept, her heart stopped beating and she went home to glory.

She Must Like And Approve Of Him
While this is a sad time for me, it is also a happy time.  If you’ve been reading this blog for a while and or you know me personally, you know I always said my mother must meet the man I plan to marry and she must like and approve of him.  If she doesn’t like and approve of him, I probably wouldn’t marry him.  

See Through People Like Glass
You see, my mother had a “3rd eye” connected to the Holy Spirit that gave her the ability to see through people like glass.  She could always tell when something wasn’t right. Even if she couldn’t put her finger on it, she’d say something like, “I don’t have a good feeling about that person.”  Until the day of her passing, she was never wrong about anyone.

Future Son-In-Law
The man in my life met her for the first time in her hospital bed and boldly introduced himself to her as her future son-in-law.  She laughed then smiled and the rest is history.  They hit it off from day one. With each visit, she looked forward to seeing him and laughing with him. Meeting my mother in the hospital showed me a side of him that made me love him even more.  

They Have These Type Of Men Online?
One day a nurse walked in and saw him massaging then lotioning my mother’s legs ever so carefully and with so much love.  She said to my mother, “You have a great son in law” and then she looked at me and said, “Where did you meet him?” When I told her we met online, she said, “They have men like him online? I need to log on to find one.” We all enjoyed a good laugh! 

Made My Heart Smile
With each visit, he extended kindness and love to my mother and every member of my family in a way that made my heart smile.  I’m sure when he logged on for love, he didn’t expect to meet “the family” in the hospital.  He met every member of my family around my mother’s hospital bed and he was by my side holding me close soon after Mom took her last breath. We’ve faced one of the hardest and most difficult times of my life in the early stages of our relationship. It’s been a blessing because you really get to see what someone is made of during difficult times.  What he’s made of resonates with every part of my being.  

God’s Timing Is Perfect
As we move forward with plans to attend my mother’s funeral this Sunday, September 11th and bury her the following day, I’m grateful to have him by my side holding my hand every step of the way.  God’s timing is perfect.  

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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.  Ecclesiastes 3

Something to think about…

What say you? How easy or difficult is it for you to trust in Gods’ timing?

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Rebecca Jo September 8, 2016

I believe God’s timing is the best… its just having to deal with it because we’re like 2 yr old kids who WANT THINGS NOW!!!! Its reminding ourselves that there is a bigger picture.
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Yvonne Chase September 9, 2016

@Rebecca,

Sad that we are indeed like 2-year-olds! We do want everything now. Sometimes we get ahead of God because we can’t wait or we refuse to wait on his perfect timing. There is always a bigger picture. Hopefully, we can wait on God long enough to see it.
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Dumebi September 8, 2016

This post is simply Beautiful! I can’t help but smile…and smile…and smile!
I should be your bridesmaid…lolzzzz

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Yvonne Chase September 9, 2016

@Dumebi,

You would definitely be one of my bridesmaids if you were on this side of the pond. Thanks so much for your loving support on this journey.

God bless you….
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Marian Gordon September 8, 2016

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. I have recently experienced loss also, and although it is still painful I can see that it was God’s timing and that is comforting somehow. It sounds like you have found yourself a good man! A beautiful story, thank you for sharing!
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Yvonne Chase September 9, 2016

@Marian,

A good man found me online at the perfect time. So grateful to have him by my side during this very difficult time.

Prayers for you as you grieve your loss. May Gods love and peace be a fence around you.

Blessings!
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Liz September 9, 2016

Beautiful! So thankful you will grieve with the hope of her heavenly resurrection. Sounds like your man is a true prince! Blessings!

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Yvonne Chase September 9, 2016

@Liz,

Yes, the hope of her Heavenly resurrection gives me peace. And yes, my man is a true prince sent from God.

Blessings to you as well…
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bethany mcilrath September 9, 2016

What a testimony!! I also know someone with that “3rd eye” you Mom had- it’s a gift. He’s never been wrong about someone either. So grateful your Mom got to meet your guy and for the Lord’s clear and kind timing! Thanks for sharing, just prayed for you as you prepare for the service!

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Yvonne Chase September 9, 2016

@Bethany,

My mother’s “3rd eye” was nothing to play with. She knew people at hello! I’m eternally grateful she got a chance to meet him and connect with him. God is faithful!

Thanks for your prayers.
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Horace Williams Jr September 9, 2016

Sounds like your mother had a great relationship with God. Such a blessing for you fiance to meet your mother before her passing. You are so right; God’s timing is always perfect and we must always trust Him. Praying for peace and strength as you lay her to rest this weekend. Blessings to you and yours.
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Yvonne Chase September 9, 2016

@Horace,

My mother’s relationship with God was priceless. It was the gas in her tank. It’s what kept her going through life. She read her word daily and prayed without ceasing; not only for herself but for everyone who crossed her path. If you asked her to pray for you, she made sure to call your name before God.

Thanks for your prayers…
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Valerie September 9, 2016

What a touching post! I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. She sounds like a strong woman of faith. September 11th marks the passing of my mother-in-law who was also a very bold, strong woman of faith. God bless you!

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Yvonne Chase December 29, 2016

@Valerie,

My mother is the strongest woman of faith I’ve ever known. Prayers to you as you think of your mother-in-law. We have peace in knowing they’re in Heaven with Jesus.
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Jill September 9, 2016

Having also lost my mom-I understand your pain yet comfort knowing she’s with Jesus! What a blessing that she met and “approved” of your man. God’s timing is always so wonderful to experience-thanks for sharing. Glad to have stopped by from #DanceWithJesus
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Lori September 9, 2016

Yvonne, I’m sorry to hear about your mother, but I’m rejoicing with you that she is in Heaven. My mom has a “3rd eye” too. She always knew there was something wrong with any young man I brought home until she met my husband. The night she met him, she told me he was the one. I just said a prayer for your family and wrote a reminder down on my Sunday and Monday prayer pages to pray for you all. Thank you for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.
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Yvonne Chase December 29, 2016

@Lori,

That “3rd eye” is a gift. Thankfully, it was passed on to me from my mother. I trust it implicitly. Thanks for all of your prayers.
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Kimberly H. Smith September 14, 2016

Let me express my sincere condolences to you on the passing of your mother, Yvonne. Let me also express my joy in hearing that you have been dating a true gentleman. What a blessing that your mother was able to meet him. I know that you don’t play when it comes to relationships, so if he passed the Yvonne test and the Momma test, he is a keeper! Lol Thanks for sharing this beautiful post on #trafficjamweekend. Take care, girl.
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Yvonne Chase September 14, 2016

@Kimberly,

Thanks for your condolences. My mom was laid to rest on Monday and is now resting peacefully in Heaven.

And yes, he is a keeper. I’m definitely not throwing this one back. We’re going the distance…
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Crystal Twaddell September 17, 2016

Yvonne, Amen to all of this!!! I have learned this lesson well, and it has taught me to always look above my circumstances to trust not only God’s heart but his timing. Excellent post! So glad you continue to share in the Fresh Market Friday community friend:)

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Yvonne Chase December 29, 2016

@Crystal,

Thanks for the reminder to always look above my circumstances to trust God’s heart and his timing.
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