Her Passing

My mom passed away Sunday evening. She had been hanging on, despite the fact that all of us had individually encouraged her to let go. However, when all three of us–my brother, father and myself–did so together, and assured her that nothing, not even death, can break our bond to her, she left quickly.

My brother and father had to take a phone call in another room, while I sat by her bed, held her hand and sang to her. While I was singing The Sloop John B., she quietly stopped breathing.

I want to go home
Just let me go home,
I feel so broke up,
I wanna go home.

Please keep my family in your prayers.


10 thoughts on “Her Passing

  1. My deepest condolances go out to you and your family.

    To live on in the hearts and minds of others is to never die.

  2. I am very sorry to hear that.
    Even though I don’t know you,….I have felt that I know you though your website.
    It is an amazing thing!
    Your mom must be a very special person to have brought up such a thoughful son.

    My prayers go out to you and your whole family.

    God Bless.


  3. Jon,
    Jon here. I wanted to respond to your posts which I have stumbled upon. The passing of my mother several years ago now was THE significant and dreaded coming of my life. I say coming because I had always known it was looming out there. My Mother and I were so close and when it happened it was a “passing” not only for her but for us (my brother and sisters). We passed on to another place or level that we didn’t expect. But what I want to convey to you is that truly time will be the great healer. Think of your Mom as a forerunner. She has gone to show you how to go when your time comes. And she will be there sharing Glory. Our Faith does not leave us cold. We know that we live on, because of and in Christ.

  4. You are so precious and your site has been a part of me for a while now, though this is my first time to comment. I am sorry for your pain in her passing. I just want to thank you for sharing your life with the rest of us. I have been encouraged more times than I could count and given great insight and courage to remain out of the box. Just know you are held dear and be encouraged!

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