Monday, January 19, 2009


These are the last words Kristy wrote on Thursday April 24, 2008,  just one week before she entered hospice and walked deep into the valley of the shadow of death . I wanted to share her last written words to you on these final days of entry on this blog. These words express so much of her heart.


Kristy, here:

Thanks, all, for your GLORIOUS comments. Appreciate you all. Just came in from a midweek prayer service. Lots of strength when you're surrounded by believers. Thanks, all, for your prayers. God is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooood to me! Even with brain cancer, I can say that. He's a good God.


At 9:39 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I do believe He was good to her. Even though she died of brain cancer, once her worst fear, she died with peace and she wasn't afraid. She died surrounded by loved ones, she was never left alone in all those three months awaiting death. She had the BEST care. Her pain was well managed and she didn't suffer long in horrible pain like some do with cancer. She floated on that cloud of peace right on into heaven.

I remember laying in bed with her those last weeks and listening to the constant worship music that filled her room. She would lift her hands in praise even though she was so weak she could barely move.

Even though I watched her die of cancer, I still can't believe it. She was SO healthy, so alive and full of life. She had so much to do, so many plans.

Yesterday during the worship part of church I was singing praises to God and I thought about how she was up there with Him singing similar praises. Why couldn't she do that from down here like the rest of us left?

I just want her have known her and be loved by her and to have that taken away is too hard. But what else can we do but go on? Life here just isn't as bright anymore.

At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matthew 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

Kristy did just that!

Jennifer, You are right, Life here on earth is never as bright when we send a loved one into heaven...but heaven gets brighter!

As our loved ones ascend to be with Jesus and take their light, we, who are left here on earth, need to make sure that our lights burn even brighter for God, so others may come to know Him. I can tell that you and your family are striving to do just that.

May God continue to use you, bless and comfort you.

An online Friend

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Robin Bayne said...

Thanks for that reminder, praying for you all.

At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jennifer, I've been wanting my mom back for the last 4 1/2 years. Our mothers nourished us in the womb, taught us to trust and so much more.
That "umbilical" connection never dies.

Wanting our moms back is a reflection of how dearly we love them. I never say past tense because I still love mine and always will.

Heaven is sweeter because my parents are there. Hang in there, sweetie. God will help you through.

At 4:12 PM, Blogger Rambling On said...

We never outgrow the need for our mothers. The deep void Kristy left in the hearts of her children can never be filled. The best comfort is knowing that we do not grieve as those who have no hope. The Apostle Paul said "to live is Christ and to die is gain." Every time we miss those who've passed on, it hurts, but we have the blessed hope of seeing them again.

Kristy may not be alive on earth, but her words and her spirit will live on in the lives of those she touched.

At 4:23 PM, Blogger Heather Bug said...

Wow, what a fabulous woman and what a wonderful example to all of us!

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Margo Carmichael said...

Jennifer, I pray the Lord will introduce your mom to mine. My mom will love Kristy for her darling self, and also for her kindness to me. My mom was a painter who loved the Lord, so the two Christian artists will enjoy each other.

Yes, God is sooo good, to make a way for us to see our loved ones again--to be the Way to see them, by means of the Cross.
Thank You, Jesus.

(((Big hugs))) to you all as you miss Kristy.

At 8:14 PM, Blogger nanatrish said...

I loved reading Kristy's posts and she had emailed me a few times and I treasured it. Losing my mother was one of the most difficult times of my life. We were so close. She went to be with the Lord and I am happy for her, but like you, I wish I could have had her longer. I hope she and Kristy run into each other. Two sweet mothers.


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