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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thank You, I am Sooooo Grateful

Thanks you so much for all your thoughtful prayers and good wishes.  I am so blessed to have you all as wonderful prayer warriors.  You will never know how grateful I am.

My MIL rallied a little today at the sound of her precious sons by her side.  What a Blessing from the Lord to see the power of a Mother's love when she heard her sons voices.  She woke up to see them all and each had a chance to tell her how much they loved her.  My heart was so full seeing the Lord's Goodness.  She has been moved back to the nursing home, and they have her on comfort care.  We were able to make all of the arrangements today also. 

Since we were at the hospital most of the night and all day today, I am home now for a little rest and to fix something to eat for everyone.

This is what my living room looks like, and that's just fine by me.  I have already witnessed the Miracle of Christmas seeing her with her sons.  The decorations really don't mean much.  We have plenty of room in the familyroom, and time together is all that matters.

Again, I am so humbled by all your prayers and well wishes.  Thank you just seems so inadequate.  God Bless you all as you have Blessed me.

61 comments:

  1. How wonderful that she was able to rally and see her sons! I know that being able to tell her once again how much she is loved means so much. You are right the boxes can wait, now is the time for family and love. My prayers continue to be with you and your family.
    hugs, Linda

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  2. I have been carrying my rosary around with me "All the time" since My Brother had his Heart Attack. Of Course I am praying for your family too! The Lord has been good to us and I'm really finding comfort in his graces... Love&Hugs to you Dear,
    Donna

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  3. You are sooo right, every thing else can wait. I have been thinking of you this afternoon too after seeing your post when I joined the party. I have been puttering around the house all day fixing up my Christmas decor, but taking my time and enjoying it all the while. I feel so blessed lately. I fully can appreciate the comment of a mother's love. I am so sorry your family is going through this, but know you know that it is all in God's hands. Your family will stay in my prayers!

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  4. I'm so happy for you! Yep, that's what my house looks like too!
    Brenda

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  5. Thank you for the update - I have been praying and will continue. You are right, there is something so special about the love of a mother. I saw the same thing with my dear mother-in-law who had been unconscious for a few days. When my sweetheart and his brother walked into the room and spoke to her she opened her eyes and talked to them. It's an amazing thing - you never lose your mother heart!
    ~Adrienne~

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  6. Marty, So glad she was able to see her sons and they were able to spend such precious moments with her! I will pray for your family as this is a time of transition until she goes "home". What a sweet time they must have had. Have a blessed holiday season.. as I am going to Florida to spend some time with my precious mother hope you too enjoy your family time.

    Miss Bloomers

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  7. thank you Marty for taking a moment to post an update in what was surely a busy and emotion filled day..
    Its my firm belief that though God's love is the strongest, a Mothers Love is very close to it.
    I am so glad she saw her sons and her sons saw her..
    Praise Be...

    Sonny

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  8. Dearest Marty
    I'm so pleased that MIL was able to rally and see and speak to her children and family. My thoughts remain with you all at this most difficult time.
    Hugs
    Rose H

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  9. So glad she had her sons there with her last night. Still praying for all. ♥O

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  10. I'm so glad she got to see and speak with them, Marty! I really think that is such a wonderful thing when you can say what you want to before it is too late.

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  11. Marty, I didn't see the earlier post. Teaching right now is taking a toll on blog life...
    I did go back and find it before posting here so I know how to pray.

    I will join with the others in praying for your dear MIL. I have a deep abiding love for women like her. I was so happy to hear that the love of her sons gave her reason to rally. Praying for that peace that passes understanding for HER and for your husband and other family members right now, and THANKING God with you for your miracle.

    Debbie

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  12. There's nothing more precious than a mother's love. Best wishes to you and your family. La

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  13. The house can wait......
    Family cannot....so glad she is better.

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  14. So glad to hear that your mother in law was able to see her children today. I will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and your family.

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  15. I pray that this transition in your lives continues to be a blessing. Sally

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  16. What a blessing it is to see such love. Nothing is more important than family and the rest is just icing on the cake. I am still praying for you and your family.
    Lots of Love!
    Lacy

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  17. What a blessing to have family close by. We walked through this with my MIL two years ago. She is still with us, but only because her five children have been taking care of her 24/7. Blessings on your family.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  18. My dearest Marty - I have thought of you often today, and know you are emotionally and physically spent. I am thinking of you and your entire family, and pray you find comfort and strength in God's Love. Sending you my love....Barb

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  19. Count me in on the prayer chain! The power of prayer is a magnificent thing ... as you have already witnessed. Take God's blessings as they come.

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  20. Oh, Marty, I am so grateful that your mother-in-law was able to see her sons! I know this is a difficult but sacred time for you all--may you be blessed with knowing that the Lord is very near.

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  21. I am very happy for you that your MIL became awake and lucid to have a little visit with her boys. That is a real gift to all of them. My own mom is in adult foster care and we never know what she is hearing or thinking or understanding. We are waiting for the Lord to take her home, too, but it has been 4 years like this. We trust His timing. I will pray for this family time for you. Love is the real essence of the season.

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  22. Marty, There is nothing stronger than a mothers love for her children. Her sons will always be grateful for that little extra time they had with her.
    Blessings,
    Sherry

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  23. Marty,
    I am so sorry I am a little out of the loop. I am praying now!
    What a praise that your MIL got to see and be with her sons.
    I will continue to pray for all of you. It is beautiful that you can see the miracle in all of this. You know that God is right there with you, Marty! I am so touched by your faith. YOu are one very special lady and a wonderful example to me.
    Yvonne

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  24. I was not aware -- So glad that she got to see her sons -- wouldn't that be any mother's wish? Praying for comfort and peace -- You boxes look MUCH more organized that mine do right now!

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  25. Marty, I was so sorry to hear about your mother in law. I just lost mine in October. Just shy of her 100th birthday. We had so hoped to celebrate with her.
    I am so happy she was able to wake up enough to see them.

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  26. What a precious time for you and your family. May God's prescence and peace be with you during this season.

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  27. Your family is in my prayers. How wonderful that she was able to see her sons by her side. The Lord is Good. Hugs to you Marty!

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  28. My dear you have your priorities right! Prayers for all of you to feel God's presence and feel His love.
    Pam

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  29. Marty, what a beautiful event, and how beautifully you told it. You are an amazing lady to accept this as a wonderful gift and to not let yourself be concerned with Christmas decor when there are more important and wonderful events in your life. I have always been so grateful that my sister and I had the last days with our Mother, so that we could say all of those things you sometimes wish you had said. I'm glad for your husband and his brothers and for you that you got to witness this. Still praying for your family. laurie

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  30. Marty,So happy to hear that your MIL rallied to the sound of her sons voices-thinking of all of you during this difficult time-Claire

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  31. aaawww.. I only saw these two posts now.. But will continue to pray. Yes.. the time together is all that matters.. and I hope you all get to make many special moments and memories with her.. Here is a huge hug coming your way!!

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  32. Dear Marty, prayers for your family at this difficult time.

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  33. Marty,

    This is so touching to hear about your Mother in Law and coming around to see her sons. There's really nothing like the love one has for their children.

    Keeping you all in my prayers,

    Nancy

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  34. "All the paths of the Lord are loving and righteous" Pslm 25:10-

    God is so very good. So glad to hear your MIL was able to see her sons! Such hard times, times like this and then such a time of blessing in so many ways. I remember when my Dad was leaving this world I felt like I was standing on Holy Ground somehow sensing lots more was happening in the Spiritual realm than I could actually see in the physical.

    Haven't been in blog land much lately and miss you!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  35. I truly loved my husband's mother. I met her when I was 14 years old and she was always so kind, generous and heplful to me...especially when I was a teenager and young mother. I felt I had something special compared to my friends who didn't get along with their MIL. It is so heartwarming to hear you speak so lovingly of your MIL. It really touches me. I have 2 sons and I can only strive to pass along the help and love I received from "Vera". God Bless you all.

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  36. I am so glad.Have a rest and get some strenght.Big hug.
    Bea

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  37. Sweet Marty..

    Prayers going up.... God is sooooo good... What a precious story.

    Huggies,
    Spencert

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  38. Marty,
    We, too, have been blessed with the "Miracle of Christmas" by your sharing of this amazing story. My prayers, combined with 'sisters in blogland', will continue on your behalf. God keep you close as you face the difficult days ahead.
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. My living room matches yours today!

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  39. There is nothing stronger than a mother's love for her children. What a blessing to have that moment. I will continue to pray for your family.

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  40. Marty,

    When I first came to your blog I noticed that you have so many people that really follows you and I noticed that you had a really fun blog, wonderful ideas and pictures of your home, but what I didn't know in that moment is that, what makes us come back daily is much more than a "good blog", it's you. You're a very special soul, a woman that we all wish to know better and be inspired by.

    You've said everything. The decoration's aren't everything... having the loved one with us is what really matters.

    I am keeping praying for you.

    God bless,

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  41. What a wonderful gift she's given you all. Thinking of you and praying for you. We lost my Dad and FIL both at Christmas time, so we remember them also at this time of year. Sandi

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  42. Im so glad to hear she had a lift...What a blessing...Prayers will continue And, by the way, in case you DONT already know, you are such an Inspiration in your Faith and your Love for the Lord, Thank you for always reflecting that...

    you are a SUPER SPECIAL lady!

    xoxokara

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  43. Oh, Marty, I am so glad that she is comfortable and that you could all feel our prayers.

    God bless you,

    Kathy

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  44. "Hi Marty"... It's December 1st and I'm sending LOTS of special prayers your way... Giant Hugs to you Dear,
    Donna

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  45. God bless you and your family. What a tender and dear moment for that sweet mother and her sons. Hugs and Prayers

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  46. That is wonderful. Will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    Hugs,
    Tammy

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  47. Wonderful news Marty, continued prayers for you and your family.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  48. 92 years old? How wonderful...and how blessed you all have been to have her in your lives for so many years. I'm so happy for all of you that she had the chance to see her children. It's all in the Lord's hands but I think you can see that He's already been holding all of you in the palm of His hand. I pray that all of you, especially her, will find peace in whatever comes.

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  49. I know that having that chance to tell my mother how much I loved her has made a huge difference for me. I am so glad that this happened for your husband and his brothers. I also know the love and support in Blogland, it really does lift you up-doesn't it?

    I hope you get some rest...prayers continue for you and your family.

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  50. Hi Marty,
    YES! I will continue to pray for you in request and praise!

    ~Liz

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  51. Dear Marty, I've been on a break with my family and am just learning about your mother in law! My prayers are with your family. What a beautiful story you've told about the love of mother and her children. Bless you, sweet friend.
    shelia ;)

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  52. OH Marty I had no idea..I am so sorry..I too have a 90 year old mil.and I worry sick about the day she isn't here....keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! x0

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  53. What a comfort it must have been for your MIL to have her sons with her. And a grateful moment the sons were able to have with their mother. Marty, you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

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  54. Its nice to hear that she is feeling better... yes Marty you are right kids are the most loving thing in this world... I ll sure pray for her.
    Can you please spare a little bit of your time for my new post, its something different I hope you enjoyed
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  55. I am so glad to hear that!! Wish her a speedy recovery and good health!!

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  56. Hi Marty! First let me say thank you for the sweet comment you left about my village....it's my favorite Christmas decoration and tradition. My little boy and I put it out together every year...what a blessing he is.
    I am so sorry your sweet MIL is so sick, but what a Christmas blessing she got to see her son's..God is so good! :)
    My bedroom looks like your family room....unwrapped presents everywhere, paper, tape and decorations! Oh well, it'll all get done eventually!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs
    Missy :)

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  57. So happy your prayers were answered and that your MIL is doing well. That's basically what my living room looks like too! LOL.

    - The Tablescaper

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  58. Marty, you know how I feel about you and this situation. I love you and have been thinking of your whole family.

    The boxes look very organized to me!!! Life keeps us in check when things like this happen. Only our loved ones really matter,Kathysue

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