Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Friday, August 22, 2008

In Heaven With Jesus


This morning mom is whole and well for the first time in over fifty years.

Sometime during the night the angels came and carried her spirit to a land that is fairer than day, where milk and honey flow.

Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow. The battle is over.


42 comments:

groovyoldlady said...

This is a glad/sad time for you, isn't it? I'm glad the waiting and lingering is over. May God's perfect peace be yours in abundance!

Julie said...

I am sorry for your loss, but glad your mom is not suffering anymore. I will be thinking and praying for your entire family as you go through the next several days.

Brad, Carmen, Braylen and Alea Fleck said...

I will be praying for you and your family during this time of loss. I will also celebrate with you a life joined with her Maker.

GreatToBeGrammy said...

Oh Keetha, I know your mom will be missed, but what a celebration for her complete healing! I'm praying for the Father to wrap His loving arms around you as you walk through this. We love you all.
Terry in NC

Keetha said...

Thank you all.

We can't have the memorial until next week, dad was planning to go out and work in his garden today and I'm at school now.

Char said...

If you don't have one already, God will give you a vision of her in heaven. It will become your best memory.

Deven said...

I look forward to meeting her someday.

Headless Mom said...

Kisses sweet Keetha, and blessings of peace and comfort.

We love you.

jackie said...

Keetha,

I am so sorry. I know you are thankful that your beloved Mother is no longer in pain.
My heart is heavy for you & your family.

(I checked your blog when I got up this AM - around 4-ish, but there was no post at that time.

Hugs to you. Prayers are with all of you.
Love,
Jackie

Keetha said...

Dad called me with the news at about ten minutes to five this morning.

Toevs said...

Praise God that your mom is with Jesus!
I will be praying for the family left behind.

She sure is strange! said...

What a bittersweet thing Keetha. I'm oh so glad she's no longer suffering but I know your family will miss her deeply. Yall are in my heartfelt prayers.

Molly

Keri said...

When we got in the van this morning, MJ's Sunday School CD was playing and it was on "Peace Like A River", Jason said "what a fitting song for this morning!".

Shannon said...

Keetha,
I am sorry for your loss, at the same time know you must feel relief to know your Mom is finally without pain. You and your family are in my prayers.

plasticdaffodils said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for your family.

Heather said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Hugs!

Phil and Kathy Troyer said...

Keetha,
I am so sorry. I know you are happy for her and yet there will be the hole left here on earth. I am so happy that you have the confidence that your mom is in heaven with Jesus. That is a gift and blessing every daughter would want. But nonetheless it is hard to say goodbye. Your family is in my prayers.

Vickie said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers Keetha! I thought this afternoon was a sweet time with all of us. We are like family.

Gerson y Betsy said...

I´m praying for you and your family, Keetha. I know you´re sensing mixed emotions. Wish I were there to give you a hug!

Keetha said...

All of your prayers must be working - - - we have peace and strength here.

Dad worked in his garden, got the hospital bed out of the house, and canned green beans today!!!

I taught school all day.

I am saving my time away from school for the funeral here and the trip to Wisconsin for the interment.

Thanks for all your words of kindness and all the prayers.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Sorry for your loss, but thankful she is with the Lord! It's very difficult to lose our mothers, but know that she is at peace and will not suffer. I will be praying for your family. Trish

Kim and Mike said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mom called to tell me about your mother today. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

Jay and Tammy Tropf said...

Praying for you all, Keetha.....as I know these coming days are not easy. Love you, Tammy

Anonymous said...

I can't add much to what the others have said so well. I pray God will be a comforter to all of you during the coming days. Gwen from "up north"

Liz Wright said...

Just wanted to let you know you and your family are in our prayers. I read your blog quite often but never comment, so I thought now would be a good time.

Much love in Christ,

Liz Swanson-Wright

Kittelson Korner said...

Very Sorry to Hear of your Mothers passing, But am glad she is no longer suffering.God Bless you all! Our Thoughts And Prayers are with you and your family at this time.

The Kittelson's

Runningamuck said...

Keetha, I'm so happy for your mom, she's getting an eye-full of Jesus right now and loving her new healthy body. Know that I am praying for you and your family, especially your dad. He is an amazing man and husband... we should all be so blessed to have husbands step up like he has.

nancygrayce said...

We can only imagine what she is doing right now. But one thing we know, she is in the presence of the Living God! Jesus is caring for her and she is happy. I'm praying for you all and especially for your dad.

Jim and Jaena said...

We are thankful your mother is healed and whole and is no longer suffering. Praying for you all.

Lone Butterfly said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Cindy said...

Praying for continued strength for you and your family, not only now but also in the weeks and months to come.

Cousin Pam said...

Keetha:
You and yours remain in my heart and prayers.
Cousin Pam

Leigh said...

I am so happy (and understand) that you celebrate her life and life renewed. My prayers are with you and your family and may you find strength in the fond memories you are left with and know that she is in the arms of her creator.

MY condolances.

Keetha said...

Her life was full of pain for 52 years, that pain we were all used to. But what she went through over the past several months, and especially the last two weeks - - - that there was no getting used to. Now she is whole.

Indian Lake Papa said...

I miss my mom Keetha, I miss my mom! My mom went to be with Jesus in January 2003 - she was almost 95! Someday I would like us to share our moms stories together - praying for your family!

Keetha said...

Thank you, Papa.

Joel said...

I was glad to read that her suffering is finally over, Keetha. Grace and peace to you and all the Heavilins.

Shoemaker Family said...

As you know we've been out of touch with the blog world; but I thought of you and your family wondering if this day had come. When those moments came I breathed a prayer for you all.

Praying for you still, now (blog)friend, more specifically. Hope your celebration service tomorrow is all you hope it to be. And all glory to HIM!

Keetha said...

Thanks, Allison.

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks for letting me know. God's best! Burr cemetery, eh?

Keetha said...

Yes, Burr. However, I believe the ACTUAL name is Forest Cemetery - - - but we ALL call it Burr.

Leigh said...

well said, Keetha. A homecoming celebration.