Thursday, December 18, 2008

Peace at the Last

My mother died last night at Hartford Hospital, as I was en route to visit her. Caregivers were kind as she went from my sister's loving arms to God's. Mama knew you were all praying for her comfort, and that meant as much to her as it does to me. Asante sana.

I am writing from Heathrow and will be with family in New England for a couple of weeks, doing whatever I can to help. Meanwhile, please know that this Christmas, especially, I am grateful for your friendship and for all of God's blessings.

Krismas Njema.

"O, Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then, in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest, and peace at the last." (Book of Common Prayer)

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Dianne,
I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing! I'm glad that you are able to go home and be with your family, though. Blessings to you as you travel and to you and your family as your grieve.

Peace,
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Dianne,

Don and I are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May you feel God's peace as you celebrate her life with your family. Our prayers are with you.

Love, Lori and Don