Monday, September 24, 2012

WHEN IN DOUBT, EAT





Mom is past swallowing but yesterday my little sister Meredith reported, the nurse held a sponge soaked in water to Mom's mouth and for the first time in days, her lips moved.

"I thirst," said Christ on the cross.


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  1. Dear Heather,

    Everything I think to say falls short. Somehow this poem of little silences seems the best I can offer you and your family.

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  2. That last paragraph reduced me to tears. Prayers continuing...

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  3. Thanks, Jason and Owen, your loyalty and prayers mean so much. Re that old saw God doesn't give us more than we can handle, the other day a friend said, "God ALWAYS gives us more than we can handle. Otherwise we wouldn't need Him"....

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  4. say goodbye honey, you are redeemed, may the angels take your good mother into Paradise.

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  5. Sending and surrounding the Kings with love.

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  9. This had me in tears. Beautiful. God bless you and yours. It's a wonderful, very English Marian feast today - Our Lady of Walsingham - one of my favourites. I will ask for her intercession for you and the whole King family.

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  10. This had me in tears. Especially as I have just begun a new season in life and am able to host friends for the first time in years. Yesterday was joyous as 6 friends came for lunch and it was so wonderful to cook for them, laugh together, share life...
    God bless you and yours Heather. Today is a very English Marian feast - Our Lady of Walsingham - and I will ask for her intercession for you and the whole King family.

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  11. Heather

    I admire your faith and your strength as you stand by your mom. You have many admirers who take strength from your writings and your faith. Continue to be strong, many pray for you and your mom. Both you and her will be in my prayers.

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  12. I've been re-reading Redeemed in preparation for a book club I'm leading Wednesday night. (Every time I run into someone in the group, they tell me how much they are loving the book.) I just got to the chapter about your father, which I think is one of the most beautiful narratives of the death of a parent that I've ever read. You're in my prayers.

    AMDG,
    Janet

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  13. I'm as touched by those who comment on your beautiful blog, as I am by your thoughts. What we learn from witnessing the dying leaves me speechless. Thank you for reminding of its grace. Prayers be with all your family, family of mum.

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  14. Bless you Heather. It is so like a true Christian to go ahead with plans while awaiting the news that could shake you so much. I love the way that everything in your life, whether happy or sad, always connects you to your centre, Jesus Christ. The passing of your mother will not devastate you in the way it may when one has no connection to Him. You find the meaning in everything, and we can really go through almost anything if we can sense that it has meaning (even if we don't always know exactly what it is. Just to know that it comes from Him and relates to Him is meaning enough).
    I also love the sound of your artists group! Everyone should have that.

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  15. I just realized that tree is covered with flowers, not changing leaves. I couldn't figure out how you had Fall color like that in LA.

    In any case, it's beautiful.


    AMDG

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  16. Sending love and prayers..
    Rose xx

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  17. Yes, those are flowers on that amazing tree...bless all of you. I agree: Shirt of Flame should win an award for the best, deepest, kindest, COMMENTS anywhere online!...

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  18. Sending my best regards and many prayers your way. I hope you can be reminded what a blessing your presence has been, and continues to be, in her life.

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  19. ... as well as the best, deepest, kindest, POSTS anywhere online!

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  20. Lovely tribute. Shared it with Geordie. Very nice.

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  21. I've been praying the Divine Mercy chaplet for your mom. Thank you for the continuing stories of family love, heroic vigils, and intentional living~

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