- Michelle G
- I am a momma of 6 :) I have one grand-daughter who is 2 and a half and one who is 9 months!!...my youngest son is 6 months younger than the older one and 1 year older than the baby :) We homeschool and we are always on the go! I like to joke and say we are "addicted to chaos"! Long story short - we are parents of kiddos every age imaginable (almost) and like everyone else...We're learning as we go along! Thank the Lord...He's forgiving and LOVING - 'cause we're truly undeserving of all the wonderful gifts He's given to us!
Friday, May 27, 2011
Today I was thinking back on what may very well be one of the greatest love stories I have ever heard.
Now this isn't one of those flowers and candy type of love stories. This was one that I will never forget.
When we lived up north (well we lived in the "deep south" whereas now we live in the "far south") we had a friend (Terry)whose parents had been married for many many years (50+) They were a farming family and all the family homes were built with only an acre or so between them. When we knew Terry, his father had been moved to a nursing home, but someone always took his mother over every day to see him.
We received a heartbreaking call from Terry one summer morning around 5am. He said that his mother had gotten up to get a drink of water in the middle of the night and had sat down in her chair and died. It was a peaceful passing, but the family had always expected his father to be the "first to go".
We said we would come right over. Their home was an hour from ours. When we were up and dressed we headed that way. We got there, but they were crying so hard that we could not understand what they were saying. After almost another hour of comforting -this was the story.....
At 6 am the nursing home had called. The night nurse had noticed the light on in Terry's father's room around 5am. When she went in he was completely dressed and sitting on the edge of his bed. When she asked him what he was doing, he had replied "I've got to go - I'm supposed to meet her in the parking lot" She assumed he was confused and asked him to go back to bed. At 5:30am she had gone back to check on him and he had peacefully died laying on his bed - fully dressed - ready to go meet her.
We laughed and cried through the story as we all imagined her teasing him for making her wait.....
I can just see a farmers wife lovingly waiting on him to "catch up" and not wanting to go anywhere without him. The beauty of their love continuing on into eternity.
What better love than eternal love?!
This is a true story. I hope it blesses your heart.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Don't forget to tell your loved ones how very special they are to you!
The greatest of these is LOVE. ICor 13:13
With all my heart~