Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Yellow was her favorite color
775th post...

How about that? 

My sweet William's mother slipped off the corruptable for the incorruptable, today.  Death can be a long, slow, sticky ordeal.  But she's free now.  Free to be the vivacious person she was in years' past.  She was a godly woman.  A devoted daughter, faithful wife, loving mother, doting grandmother, steadfast friend, a talented artist and zealous servant of Christ.  Will and I sat vigil these past two days and, as with most men, it was difficult for him to sit... with nothing to be done. He read Phillippians and the gospel of John to her- she always loved it when he would read to her.  He sang to her.  He reassured her that it was alright, telling her often that he loved her, and that he was right there with her.  How difficult to watch the man you love loose something so precious to him. He wept over her... and yet, while he felt such loss, he would smile and state loudly- as only he can- how wonderful she must be feeling at this very moment. Now, on to all the stupid little details that need attending to.  Finally, something for him to do.  His sister is flying in tonight and I'm sure she will work out all the artistic nuances and leave him to the practical.  And maybe some sleep.         

5 comments:

Peni said...

No words, but much, much love. Mama

Lindah said...

My heart goes out to you folks. We did same in July. Same mixed emotions. So glad it is a temporary parting.
Peace to you all.

Sarah N. said...

Praying for you all and wishing I was there to help with something. I will always treasure the painting of our house in Muncie that she did for me. And I still have a few of her notecards with the tatting on them. And is it her quilt stand that I have?

I am thankful that I knew her! And very thankful for her wonderful son!

Love you both!

Sarah

Synthia said...

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I pray for peace and healing for all of you during this difficult time.

Elaine Adair said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You have expressed the transition with love and care, and with wonderful writing skills.