RIP Mom – You WIll Be Missed

For those who have been following what has been going on with my mom, I just wanted to give a brief update.

Winnie Elder
My Mom Winnie Elder. This was taken in about 2 yrs ago and before cancer.

Last night (August 21st) my mom went home to be with the Lord at 8:38 pm Arizona time. Last week I wrote a bit about my mom in case there was going to be a service. Which, I don’t think there will be one right away. I will share that message of what I wrote on my blog since I have many family members and loved ones that read my blog. I will be posting that this week sometime.

Moms last week has been filled with a number of emotions. For me, they were more about peace and the kind of peace that can only come from knowing Christ.

My sister Joyce called me last night and told me that my mom was in the process of dying. She asked me if there was anything I would like to tell her as she passes. I am grateful Joyce called me at that time. As I was telling mom about how awesome it is going to be when she is with the Lord. I also told her that she won’t have to worry about pain and suffering anymore and to tell my grandma and grandpa hi for me and that I love them. As I told her that it was OK she took her last breath here while she was holding my dads hands and my sister Joyce’s.

When I think of death, I think of it as a beginning to awesome things. I can’t even begin to understand what it is like to be in the presence of Jesus. I will miss my mom, but I know there will be a time when I will see her again.

My dad, sisters and brother is having a hard time. I live in Utah, so I didn’t see all the things happening each day. My sister Joyce and my dad did most of the care-giving when it came to my mom. I’m glad Joyce was able to be there for my mom when she was worried about dying with dignity. I don’t know if there was much dignity in how my mom died. She was at peace, but all the other things going on around her is beyond peaceful. She doesn’t have to worry about that any longer though.

Thanks for all the prayers from everyone.

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