Thursday, November 6, 2008

This is where we are...

Hospice: A program that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients at an inpatient facility or at the patient's home.
We are at home. My Sweet Hubby is preparing for his "homegoing." Our church's pastors have been here multiple times. We are surrounded by family and friends. My Sweet Hubby knows that I am by his side, holding his hand as he begins his journey.

This morning, Pastor Tommy came by. This is the Scripture he shared:
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going. Thomas said to Him, 'Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?' Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.'" John 14:1-6

These are the words of eternal life...

I will share with you one of the things my Sweet Hubby said to me this morning...
"You and I know Jesus. I am sad for those who don't. I am praying for them and I will forever pray for them."
Please keep my Sweet Hubby blanketed in prayer. To God be the glory...


jeleasure said...

Your pastor used wonderful wisdom in his choice of scripture reading. Not only is it plainly encouraging to the ear. But, think for a moment on the dwellings. The house of God exist where His Holy Spirit resides. The House of God is in us. And, the many mantions are the many Christians.

Vicki and I will be praying for yourself and Steve. We understand what hospice is. We have been there with family members. So, we know how close Steve is to his home 'coming' going. We are sad for you that you will have to learn to not have him physically with you. But, we have confidence in this, that you will rejoice over Steve's going home and the absolute home coming party you will have when you see him in Heaven. Vicki and myself do want to stay in touch with you.

Unknown said...


What more could a man ask God to give him in this life than to have a woman like you at his side? Your husband is blessed and highly favored!

I could not help but cry as I read your post. Thank you for sharing during this tender time of your life. You have brightened my day with your reaction to the circumstances you face today.

Hank Osborne
(Caden's Dad)

Marlene said...

Gigi and Steve....Pastor Tommy's choice of scripture was so uplifting. McKenna and I talked yesterday after our visit with you both and she told me that she knows that Mr. Steve has Jesus in his heart and knowing that....he is fine...she has worn her braclet that Steve gave her yesterday and today. She told me that she will always wear it for her "Mr. Steve"....all of our love and prayers.

Lori said...

Praying for you today.

Jody said...

I just met you this week,feel like I know you. I will be praying for you as your Sweet Hubby will soon be In The Throne Room for himself. Praying

Tamela's Place said...


You and your sweet hubby have been in our prayers during this time and you still are. I feel as though i have always known you. You and your hubby are our brother and sister in Christ Jesus and we love you dearly. I cry as i write this because I pray for God's peace and comfort to continue with you during this time. I know this might sound crazy, but maybe not, in fact you probably know exactly what i am saying when i say that what hurts so much is that we can't go on with our loved ones to be with our Lord. We wish we could go with them, but the Lord has His time for each of us to leave this world and to go home and be with Him.

It is so encouraging to know though that your sweet hubby will now be a part of the great cloud of witnesses that cheer and pray for those who will still be in the earth. May the Lord strengthen and bless you gigi and may you always feel the heart and spirit of your sweet hubby close to your own.

You are a blessing Gigi and we love you and your sweet hubby so very much. Hopefully it won't be much longer and we all can go and be with our Lord in heaven!

Putz said...


Vicki said...

Dear Gigi,
I remember a scripture that was shared by a pastor when someone I loved was in a coma and awaiting passage.
He who endures to the end will be given a crown of life. Revelation 2:10.
This includes you too, Gigi.
Blessings, Prayer, and Love,

Jody said...

I check every day to see if you've added anything concerning your Sweet Hubby. I want you to know I'm praying "the God of Hope will fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in Hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 Praying, Jody

Unknown said...

We have just gotten home and I went right to your blogs for the time we were away. Each of them so touching to the heart and the posts by others so loving. Anyone who has lost a loved one, or endured the cruelness of cancer has a sense of your grief, but no one can feel your pain, just share in it and hope it helps to ease the pain you are feeling. T and I have been so blessed to have shared so many happy times with you and your family, and we will always be thankful. Our memories are something that Cancer cannot take from us. When Steve crosses over to be with our Heavenly Father, we will rejoice with him. Selfishly, T and I will also mourn the loss of him physically being in our lives. He has such a way of making you laugh just by being Steve. We know you are spending every minute by his side and do not want to interfere in your precious time with him. Please feel us in spirit as we continue to pray for your peace and comfort as you and Matthew travel this road with Steve to the end of his physical life here. We so wish we could be there with you. We loved all of the photos you posted. Happy times!
Love and prayers,
J & T