Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Saturday, June 14, 2014

~FINALLY HOME~

All of us long for a place to belong, a place of safety, freedom, peace and rest......our Forever Home!!

 
 My mother finally left this world behind and was welcomed into her Forever Home by her Lord and Savior Jesus, this past Thursday and though my heart is broken because of my own loss, it is filled with joy because of her gain!  She had a strong faith and believed all of God's promises as I do!
 
  
 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.  In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going."  John 14:1-4, NIV.


This picture was taken over 20 years ago, but still remains one of my favorites and will be how I remember her....a beautiful, amazing woman that I always admired and loved!! I will miss you Mom!!
  
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One of her favorite hymns was IN THE GARDEN and I thought I would share it with you along with some pictures I took this morning!!
  

I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses,
 and the voice I hear, falling on my ear, 
the Son of God discloses,


And He walks with me and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own!
And the joy we share, as we tarry there,
None other has ever known! 

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As a result of all that has happened, I have decided to take a small break from blogging, in order that I can have some much needed time to grieve and heal emotionally!!  I thank you in advance for your thoughts, prayers and well wishes and am so very grateful for the love I feel from your friendships!!
  
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I will leave you with one final song that seems so very fitting at this time!

But just think of stepping on shore
and finding it Heaven!
Of touching a hand,
and finding it God!
Of breathing new air,
and finding it Celestial!
Of waking up in Glory,
and finding it HOME!!


I am so happy that you are FINALLY HOME Mom!!  How very thankful I am that I will see you again!!

All my love~

Julie