Monday, May 6, 2013

Rest in Peace

I bounded wide awake suddenly at 6:55 a.m. yesterday. Not two minutes later, we got the call from the Nursing Home that Mom K had just passed away. She was with Jesus.

Arvo went off to do what needed doing at the Home while I fed the dogs. Honeybun could not bear any weight on her back right leg...again. I carried her to her food, which she wolfed down. Whatever is going on with the chronic leg issue has not affected her appetite.

Two bad things within ten minutes of awakening....I thought, sitting down to eat breakfast. As I bit down on my bread, my temporary crown came off. Make that three, I amended. Fortunately, I didn't swallow it. The highly sensitive tooth reminded me that the nerve was still quite alive and well.

It was a trifecta of griefs, each racing the next to the finish line.

Fortunately, dear son and his wonderful wife, Matt and Karissa, were here for the weekend. Their cheerful and kind presence was a balm in the midst of all the sadness. They helped us clear out the Nursing Home room and say goodbye to that sad chapter of our past year.

Somehow, there was peace in the midst of it all. Mom K is in a better place. Honeybun was slowly bearing weight on the lame leg again by late afternoon, and the dentist came in on a Sunday to repair the crown. And I thanked God that finally Mom K could truly find rest and peace as she greeted her son, Raivo, who had preceded her so recently to the Pearly Gates. I envision him, healed and whole, waiting first in line to welcome her to eternity.

Isaiah 57:2 NIV
[2] Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.

-save a dog-


  1. We are so sorry for your loss, and will pray for God's you and your family.

  2. I, too, am sorry for your loss. I just keep thinking of how blessed she was to be near you all for the last year of her life. At least she had daily visits by her family and knew (whenever her mind would let her) that she was truly loved. You have been through so much sadness with the death of Comer's wife, Comer, your brother-in-law, and your mother-in-law. Wow! I pray that you will get to focus on LIFE and happy times are ahead!

  3. Thank you for all the prayers and kind words. I am hopeful for better days ahead and as Melanie said, the ability to keep an optimistic focus on life!

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss, Vicky. Many prayers for your family and Mother K.

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful mother in law. I'll be praying for your family.