Mom went to Heaven Sunday morning at 11:30am. She was 93 years old. Because of her advanced cancer, she was put in Hospice care about 6 weeks ago. She didn’t suffer much; just increasing weakness and a loss of cognitive ability. She was pretty content there and enjoyed visits from her children (there are five of us).
We knew late Friday that she was rapidly declining. My visit with her on Saturday was difficult; yet a blessing. She had trouble communicating, so we didn’t say much. I just held her hand for a couple of hours. One time, she caught me with tears running down my face. The clearest words she said all day was, “You’re crying”. I said, “Yes. But it’s ok, Mom. I love you”, and she smiled.
Late Saturday, Mom had a seizure and was not responding to anyone but did not seem distressed. Sunday, Hospice called at 6:30am and said that she had another seizure and was “transitioning”. As each of us arrived, we touched her face and told her we loved her. She was unresponsive to anything so we just sat with her, talked to each other about our lives growing up; sometimes laughing and sometimes crying. I know that she felt our love. Then, at her last breath, we knew that she was finally meeting Jesus. She always told us she looked forward to meeting him first when she made it to Heaven. She is also with Dad and she is finally whole.
I thank God for my family and that we all are believers. We will be together again someday. We are sad for our loss, but not for Mom. She is Home.