December 14, 2016

Not Just Yet

Thanksgiving night we stood beside her bed, and told Steve's mother goodbye. The Hospice nurse had advised us to come. Mum was ready to go. She told us so. She was weak. She was tired. She was ready. But God had something else in mind. And look at her now...

Steve's sister Sally sent us this picture of Mum just the other day. : )
Mum didn't go that night. Or the next. She started to feel a bit better. And she started to eat a bit too. She has good days and not so good days.
But she is still with us, and we are happy.
And judging by her smile here, I think she is happy too.
We are treasuring the time we have left with her, however long it may be.
Although Mum prayed to go,
God whispered,  "Not just yet."
And as we always pray...
Thank you all so very much for your prayers and words of love.
They mean so very much to us all.


  1. Beautiful Billie Jo. Perhaps she has lived such a wonderful life that her heavenly room isn't quite done being prepared. She deserves an extra special touch, I'm thinking.

  2. Oh I love that picture Billie Jo. And I love that she's still here for Christmas. Hugs

  3. God bless her. What a lovely nativity scene in her room

  4. You will all be in my prayers. Such a priceless photo, beautiful.

  5. You continue to be in our prayers. What a beautiful picture.

  6. She is a lovely woman. So glad she is with you for a bit longer.

  7. {{{Billie Jo}}} keeping you all in prayer.

  8. Billie Jo, I know this is a difficult time for all of you. I'm praying for peace and love to you and your family. God Bless your dear loved one. Hugs. ♥

  9. Hi, Billie Jo~

    What a tender mercy for you and your family. She looks very content and praceful to be sitting next to the, Nativity...what a precious photo. You and your family will be in my prayers.


  10. It's such a hard time. I know when my Husband's mother passed it was a very emotional time. I will keep praying for you all. Enjoy this time you have. Mum with the nativity? Such a picture to treasure always.

  11. Go Mom! Continuing prayers over each precious day you all share together. And sending a giant bundle of hugs - please take one out whenever you need it. ;)

    Blessings dear Friend. xoox

  12. Hugs, good thoughts and prayers being sent to you all. xx

  13. Thoughts and prayers with you. Take care sweetie -- I know it is a difficult time, but love how you are looking for the joy.

  14. God bless you all! Merry Christmas. May your mama pass in God's perfect timing and His perfect peace.

  15. Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way. Stay strong dear!!!

  16. Such a beautiful and strong woman. I will continue to keep Mum in my prayers. Sending love to all of you...♥


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Billie Jo