Authentic Compassion

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Personal note

July 11,2008
Mother in law passed on to Glory this afternoon - a few hours after DH arrived back in Texas. He'll return for her services next week - We'll be using the scripture she had by her bed in the memorial notes. She will never be afraid again - safe and whole and we'll see her when it is our time. Thank you all so very much for your prayers and thoughtful notes. I found some wonderful pictures of her and will post them in a few days - too tired tonight. DH seems to have come home bringing a bad bronchitis with him. It could have stayed in Michigan and we would have been just as happy here in Buhlaland. Life is good - death is a passage and tears are flowing. I love a verse from Revelation 22: 1-5 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun. for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
Amen - it is just a little while - no believer ever says goodbye forever.



Wanted to post to let you know where things stand on Buhlaland right now. We are dealing with the inevitable - my DH's 89 year old mother had a stroke. Doctors are not giving any encouragement for improvement in the situation - so they will make decisions tomorrow after a consult. She is a busy, active and bright little lady who has never complained about the bumps in the road of her life. While looking for some paperwork in her bedroom upstairs - we found a scripture verse written out in one of her ever present little teeny notebooks - Mark 5:36 - Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe."
Amen to that - don't be afraid just believe.
I often wonder how "personal" to get on my blog -quite a bit of emotion around here and I wanted you to know if I don't post for a while - it isn't because I quit loving the blogosphere.

13 comments:

Razor Family Farms said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Let me know if you need anything.

-Lacy

Brandi said...

I will pray for your family. I will pray God keep you all in his loving hands as you have to make some decisions for your loved one.

God bless you.

LindaSueBuhl said...

Thank you Lacy and Brandi - prayers are helping - DH sounds good on the phone and they should make some decisions about MIL's treatment today.

Kelsey said...

I will be praying! Im so sorry this is happening but he is in control at all times. He has plans and that is good.

Dani said...

So sorry about your MIL...hope she is at peace and comfortable..God bless her and your family. You are all in my prayers.

Beverly said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers...for wisdom and peace...

Pam said...

Feel free to be personal. It is your own blog. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rachel said...

hey Im so sorry to hear. we'll be praying for your comfort and peace as well as your MIL's health!!

Razor Family Farms said...

I wanted to thank you for your beautiful words about our adoption (and my attempt at humor in dealing with my overwhelming urge to adopt them ALL). I check out the site you included, too. Neat!

It's so comforting to know that we have such a great support system as we embark on adoption and parenting children that have been in foster care. We need those notes of encouragement now and will certainly read & reread them in the months and years to come.

Blessings!
Lacy

Sand Flat Farm said...

Sorry to hear about your sweet MIL. Prayers are going up all around you! Blessings - Vickie

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Linda Sue... I've not checked in with you in a while, so I'm a little late in saying... but I'll be praying for you all and your Mother in law!
**hugs**

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Lindasue, my heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you. Just loved your words on this. Blessings to you, Kathleen

Rachel said...

Im so sorry to hear , but so happy to hear of the time she is having in heaven.

what a sweet place with so many sweet people!

I pray for sleep and peace for you and your DH.