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.
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.
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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