Forward - From the Heartland of Carolina

This is a continuing story of the journey Forward shared by 2 people, Lynne and Tom. Both love to LIVE life to it's fullest, which currently means spending lots of time outdoors, working on various projects from gardens to patios, flowers to vegetables, sunrises and sunsets, birds and woodland critters, and spending time with family. Don't forget to check the monthly archives, and please feel free to leave us a comment so we know you stopped by.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

It has been a very rough few weeks

and difficult decisions have had to be made concerning Mom. After a short stay in the hospital which was not a happy event for Mom this time around and after talking things over with extended family members, doctors, home care nurse and most importantedly Mom, we decided that it would be best to enter her into Hospice Care. Mom had made it very clear to several of us that she never wanted to go back into a hospital again, that she was ready to 'go home and see Jesus'.

In many ways for me it was coming back full circle for it was exactly 5 years to almost the day that Glenn was entered into Hospice. It brought back so many memories and making the same decisions again with a family member has been very emotional. I am blessed to have the same Hospice counselor as before so she knows my story and was so sweet when talking to Tom and I about my reliving 5 years ago. I am also so blessed to have Tom by my side through all this. It is so ironic that 5 years ago he was just a name on a computer screen. We had met through a forum and then through the pages of the Caring Bridge community and then he helped me through Glenn's ordeal and listened as I typed my frustrations out on the computer. It just really drives home the very last words of the song we have called our own which say "someone had a plan in it long before we even knew". Those are from "Keeper of the Stars".

And so I come to the cyber world again asking for prayers in helping all of us -children, grandchildren and those who have married into this family to have the strength to see Mom through to the day when she will be where she wants to be "home with Jesus". Mom is ready - she is at peace with her life - all we can ask at this point is for God to take her peacefully.

Thank you all for stopping by - say a prayer and hug your loved ones and tell them you love them.

Lynne

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you guys!!

Please know that you ALL are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Thanks for the email and the update. I've checked everyday to see how your mom is and how you are.
I will get you an email out later tonight or in the morning.

I'm here for you.

Love you
Eva

6/3/08 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jan

7/3/08 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking about you all!

Love and hugs,
Eva

8/3/08 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynne and Tom,

You have prayers from Florida. You are both great examples of living every day to its fullest and enjoying every bit of it. God bless you all.

Connie

11/3/08 9:13 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

You are my FAMILY. Keeping Mom and ALL of you in my thoughts and prayers.

11/3/08 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for your family.

Jan

12/3/08 8:58 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Prayers for ALL of your family, Lynne.

13/3/08 7:45 PM  
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17/3/08 2:59 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

My prayers are that your Mother is given the peace she seeks and all of you are given comfort.

It looks, from the photos, that she is surrounded by love and joy.

21/3/08 12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have such a wonderful and caring family. Your Mom has had a wonderful life and when she is ready to go you will know you have done everything you can for her.
I am sure you will get through this
knowing that. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this.
Linda (lasr100)

26/3/08 1:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have such a wonderful and caring family. Your Mom has had a wonderful life and when she is ready to go you will know you have done everything you can for her.
I am sure you will get through this
knowing that. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this.
Linda (lasr100)

26/3/08 1:16 AM  
Blogger PammH said...

Awww....Lynne, I didn't realize your mom was so bad off. I don't get to the forum often enought these days. Prayers & good thoughts for you & your family, sweetie.

Pamm/aka Angel

9/4/08 8:10 PM  
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