Sunday, June 27, 2010

She's gone home......

My Dear Sweet Mil has gone home to be with God.  Harriet passed away yesterday in the hospital after being there for a few days. She fell last week in her kitchen and broken her arm and femur right below the hip. Operated on Thursday, and despite after a 3 hour operation, and  being in pain, was doing ok. At 91, she was the strongest person I knew. A true fighter. Always told me she was going to be here when Christ returned.  Well, now she's with Him. Welcomed with open arms.  On Friday night, I went back to be with her and we were able to talk a little and giggle together when she couldn't think of the word she was looking to say. She would always crinkle up her face in frustration, but we worked through it. Then a smile would come over her face when I finally figured it out. We got a phone call Saturday morning that she had a decent night, but in the morning, her oxygen levels were dropping. We went right over, and I'm glad we were there. She did not suffer, it was very peaceful. 

George will be heading back to NJ on Monday to make the arrangements. She will be buried next to her husband.  Today is a hard day for me.  I told George this morning, that after being needed every day, and then all of a sudden nothing...... well, It's just very hard. I know with time it will get easier.  Time is a funny thing, isn't it?  Life is so short. I am so thrilled to have had Harriet in my life for 24 years.  Not only a mil to me, but a very, very dear friend. I could talk to her about anything. And now I feel so empty.
Please keep George in your prayers that he will have safe travels tomorrow and that things will go smoothly for him.

Her wishes were to have the message of salvation spoken at her service. She wanted everyone to come to know Jesus.  She lived for the Lord every day of her life. I just love the simplicity of the song by Chris Rice... Come to Jesus.  I hope, along with Harriet, that everyone knows where they will be spending eternity.  We would love to see you all in Heaven one day....


Orange Sink said...

Dear sweet Kathy,
My deepest sympathies to you and George and your entire family. Your strong faith is encouraging to so many others who may be struggling at this time also. May time heal your sadness and bring you peace remembering your dear sweet Harriet. Her faith is a shining example to all of us in what really are the most important things in life.

Blessings and Hugs!
Cathy G

Bobbie said...

Kathy...what a wonderful mother-in-law she was and what a wonderful daughter-in-law you are. Such beautiful words spoken about
Harriet. She will surely be missed by your family, but you know she will be waiting for you with her arms opened wide...God Bless..

Lori said...

Dear Kathy,
My deepest sympathies for you, George and your family. Harriet sounds like the sweetest of souls and a tireless servant of the Lord. My MIL is the same age of Harriet and has the same desire for everyone to know Jesus. I will keep George in my prayers as he travels and you at home. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of happy times with Harriet. Big hugs my friend. Lori

corinna said...

my sympathies
what a great thing to have the joy of beautiful people in our lives
sad when they depart ....but they have made our lives richer and sweeter

weaverpat said...

Zip and I were so sorry to hear of Harriet's passing. I hope you and George can find comfort in knowing that she is safe with the Lord.

You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Dear Kathy ~
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, George and all the family.
Hugs :)

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

What a glorious blessing Harriet was to you and your family. She is surely enjoying the treasures of heaven....praying you will find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

I will pray for all of you. My deepest sympathies. She sounded like wonderful lady, I'm sure you will think of her daily.

RNNJ said...

Dear Kathy,
A very touching tribute to your husband's mother. To paraphrase the Canadian poet who wrote "she's left the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God". And through you, she's still touching souls. Mine, too.
God Bless you all.
(I follow your blog as I am also a hooker over here in NJ.)

Anonymous said...

Kathy, this is the first I have heard! I am so sorry for your pain and the lonely feeling after feeling so needed. I will keep you and your family in my prayers!

Beth said...

Kathy... praying for you and George... she sounded like a wonderful woman one we should all strive to be like.. Im sure she loved you as much as you loved her.. I only hope someday I get a daughter in law as kind and sweet as you!! ... maybe someone will hear the salvation plan at her funeral and come to know the LORD.. she will be in that choir of angels singing the joys of a new child of GOD!!

Laurie sowthacres said...

Kathy - I am so sorry to hear about your Mother In Law, she sounds from your description like a true blessing. I hope the memories hold you tight when you are feeling lonely. My thoughts are with your husband as well. Hugs, Laurie