Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #136


Hello everyone and welcome to Friday's Fave Five.  Please join us as we look back over the week and find those things that were blessings and uplifted us, those things big and small.  This week has been absolutely overwhelming for me as my dear Mom-in-love went to be with Jesus on Easter Sunday morning.  While we grieve she is gone, we also rejoice because she is with the Lord, free from suffering.  She was a dear, sweet woman who always had a big hello and a hug for everyone she came in contact with.  She will be sorely missed.  While I am not going to participate, not because we haven't seen God move and give us blessings in our grief, but simply because of time, I invite you to take a look back over your week and notice at how God might be moving in your days, even if you are experiencing hard ones.  I'll be back next week when I can breathe.


26 comments:

Michelle said...

Susanne.
I am so very sorry to hear the news.Many prayers and hugs to all of you at this time..

Willow said...

Susanne, I'm so sorry for your grieving! Yes, we do not grieve with no hope, but we who are left miss our loved ones so much. Praying for your comfort.

Gattina said...

It must have a relieve for her and also you, although loosing a beloved family member is hard.
My deepest sympathy.

LivingforGod said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Susanne. May the Lord comfort you, your husband, and family and give you all peace and strength during this difficult time! Hugs.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Oh, Susanne, I'm so sorry for your loss. You'll be in my prayers, and I look forward to hearing about how He's worked in you. Praying for you.

Mom24 said...

I'm sorry for your loss, while rejoicing that she is in a better place. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Faith said...

Oh I'm so sorry to read of your loss but rejoicing with you that she knew the Lord and is in no more pain!! Grieving takes time....we'll be praying for you and your husband and family members....hugs from NY.....

Melissa said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Praise God that you are able to rejoice in the knowledge that your Mom-in-law is with Him now.

Praying for you and your family.

Kathie said...

Dear Susanne,

I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord's love and comfort surround you and your family.

ellen b. said...

Oh Susanne, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear MIL. What a comfort to know she is finally in the presence of her Lord and free from suffering on this earth. Praying for all of you for comfort and peace through this time...

S said...

You have my sympathy for your loss - hoping you find comfort in memories.

Penny said...

Susanne,
Praying God will sustain you and your family, with His unfailing love; your sweet memories and the Hope you have in meeting her on the other side. Thoughts and prayers...

Blessings,
PK

Jerralea said...

So sorry to hear of your loved one's passing. May God be especially close to you right now.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm sorry to read of your loss. I will pray for your comfort until you see her again.

How sweet of you to be thinking of us at this time. You are very dear. *hug*

Barbara H. said...

Oh, Susanne, I am so sorry. We would have understood perfectly if you had needed to hold off on hosting FFF another week, but thanks so much for opening it for us.

This is the third death I have heard of from Easter weekend. What a poignant time for a believer to enter into His presence. Though we rejoice when a loved one is with Him and free from sin, sorrow, and pain, we still ache with missing them. May God's "merciful kindness be for [your] comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant" (Psalm 119:76).

"Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world" (John 17:24).

Karen said...

Oh, Susanne, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. My dear friend's mother passed on Easter morning several years ago. It was such a bitter sweet time. We were so sad to say goodbye, but what a joyous day to enter into God's kingdom! Big hugs to you.

Dee said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Susanne. Praying for peace and comfort for your family during this time of grief.

Michelle said...

thinking of you,,.

Brenda said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I know this time is not without hope for you.

hip-chick said...

I am sorry to hear about your mother in law. I'm sure you will miss her.

Christina said...

So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

Carrie said...

Oh Susanne...I am so sorry. Death is so difficult - on this side. I will be praying for you and your family as you breathe through this time.

Mrs. C said...

Praying for you during this difficult time.

Donnetta said...

Oh Susanne...I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family...

nikkipolani said...

Praying for your family, Susanne. I'm glad you have hope even while your family grieves the loss of someone who was a blessing to so many.

Karyn said...

I've been away and just today (May 17) been catching up on your blog.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother-in-law. But what a blessing that you know where she is now - and that you have the assurance of seeing her again.

In the meantime, I pray this reality helps to ease the pain and fill the hole of her loss.


God bless you and your family over the next months.

Love,
Karyn