Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A Personal Update

Hello, my dear friends!

I thought it was time for me to pop in with a little update for you, 
as I know that some of you are wondering where I have gone.

Many of you already know that I have just lost my Mom.
I was grateful to be able to spend the last few days of her life at her bedside.
We were home for a couple of days, and then went back for the funeral services.
I am now home again, feeling exhausted and sad, but God is good! 
I know that my Mom is rejoicing in heaven!

A verse was shared at the funeral that has stuck with me.
It is the last part of 1 Corinthians 15:54:

"Death has been swallowed up in victory!"

The day after the funeral we headed for the mountains. 
It was a day of gratitude in the beauty of God's majesty! 

Here are some pictures for you:

Please forgive me for not coming around to visit you all.
I will be back to my rounds as soon as I am able.

In the meantime, please keep those prayers coming! :o)


Natalie said...

Hugs and prayers to you dear sister. May God continue to surround you with His loving comfort.

Penny said...

Nancy, I was unaware of your mom's illness and passing. I am so very sorry to hear of this, as I know just how it feels to lose a mom. Sending you my very biggest hugs, Penny

Janet Zeppa said...

Hugs Nancy! A very sad time for sure. I see my parents aging and my Mom failing more and more so I totally feel for's so hard.

Kelly Neis said...

Oh my sweet friend, I can feel your sorrow. I will keep you in my prayers and for your healing. I a sorry you had to go through all this. Thankfully you were able to go to this gorgeous place and meditate with God's beauty. These are fabulous photos and thanks for sharing them.
Take care and take it one day at a time!
Huge hugs, Kelly

Gemiel said...

Nancy, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Knowing that she's with the Father will hopefully bring you some comfort. May God wrap you in His loving arms and grant you His peace during this difficult time.

Hugs and Blessings,

Susan M said...

Praying for you dear Nancy . The Lord is with you all during this sad time. Thanks for sharing those very beautiful photos .Hope you will feel the love everyone is sending you.

Vivienne Holden said...

Aww sweetheart. You know I'm only an email away if ever you want to 'let it all go'. I envy you those beautiful mountains that surely soothed your soul after the loss of your mum.
With you whenever, Hugs Viv xxx

Tereese S said...

Oh Nancy, My prayers goes out to you and your family. I wanted to post that today. I have missed some of your post but I know in time you will be back in the swing of things (Crafting) again. Take your time... Hugs, Tereese (Friday)

Christine L said...

Stunning photographs Nancy... and what a way to celebrate and be grateful for your Mom's life..

Big hugs for you and yours..
Christine x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful scenery and photos Nancy and thanks for sharing them. I know it's hard dealing with your Mom's passing and I know you will always cherish the memory of those last few days with Mom.
I am glad you are back.

Christina Betts said...

Hug and prayers Nancy. Keeping you in my thoughts ♥ Stunning photo's!!

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

It's nice to hear from you Nancy. The photos are lovely. You can certainly feel the Lord's presence and majesty looking at them. It must have been very comforting to be there in person. He is faithful to see you through. xx Kathryne

Jonia said...

Nancy I have been praying for you and will continue to pray for you. I am thankful for everyday I have my mother and I know you have to be going through a difficult time. Just wish I was close enough to just hug you and sit and talk with you. The mountains were beautiful and reminded me of the Alaskan mountains when we were there this summer. Many blessing to you and may God just keep you in the palm of his hand and may the Holy Spirit comfort you. Love you my friend.

Robyn said...

Nancy, my heart is breaking and rejoicing with you. I have not been around much myself and missed the news of your dear mother. May you be held in the arms of the Comforter.

Geri said...

Oh dear, Nancy…I didn't realize you'd lost your mom! I'm so sorry to hear it! I know she is at peace, but I also know saying goodbye, for now, isn't easy. Looks like you picked the perfect place to spend some quiet time together…what a beautiful reminder of all God's goodness to us and the majesty of all he's created. Will keep you in my heart and prayers!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh Nancy... I am so so sorry for your loss... It's so hard to lose someone you love so dearly... May the happy memories you and your family have of your sweet mom help you to get through these difficult times... My thoughts are with you all... Take care, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Tracy said...

Still thinking of you. You take all the time you need sweetie. I bet that lovely scenery was so calming to your soul. God is quite an artist isn't He. :-) Hugs!

Kat W said...

I was sorry to read of this and I hope the beautiful scenery and time with family helped to remind you of happy times and give you peace.

Big hugs, Kat xx

leslieb said...

You have been in my thoughts and prayers over this past month. Again, I am very sorry for your loss.

I love your photos. Amazingly beautiful Canadian landscapes.

Love - Leslie

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