Come along as we downsize and decorate our little retirement home in Coastal Maine. Travel back roads with us in our vintage "Casita" and meet amazing people along the way. Join me in the craft room as I learn, create, and repurpose. Follow along with me as I struggle to get fit and lose weight. But, most importantly, laugh with me as I stumble along into "geezerhood". Welcome to Applegate Lane!
Monday, April 28, 2014
On Eagle's Wings
I have been away from the blog for a couple of weeks as our family mourns the death of my Mom. Alice. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on the evening of on April 16th, surrounded by her family and her favorite Spring flowers. Mom was 92. Aside from my sisters and I, she leaves two sisters, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren who will miss her very much.
I wrote about how strong my Mom was as she battled the effects of two strokes in my 2/23/14 post entitled Amazing Women #2: My Mom. She remained strong, and an inspiration to use all, right through her last days, which were spent comfortably in hospice care.
A granddaughter's hands...
At Mom's service, we asked the soloist to sing Amazing GraceandLet There Be Peace On Earth, as well as one of her favorite hymns, On Eagle's Wings:
And He will raise you up on eagles' wings Bear you on the breath of dawn Make you to shine like the sun And hold you in the palm of His hand.
As we grieve, what more could we wish for our Mom than that?