Wednesday, March 4, 2009


You would think that an 89-year-old woman, who had remarried and moved to Arizona for 22 years and then come back to spend a few years in assisted living and/or nursing home wouldn’t generate much interest.  

But the visiting lines for my mother-in-law at the funeral home were very long—and without too much sorrow.

One of the reasons is that she had four children, and they are all believers in Christ.  Five churches were heavily represented last night:  her own, and those of each of her children.  Add a lot of Christian relatives in there, and you have quite a gathering of saints–maybe a glimpse of what heaven will be like.

This morning my hand still smells of other folks’ perfume; perhaps that is a taste of heaven too.


  1. Perhaps! How precious to the Lord is the death of His saints! May you all feel the love of Christ during this time.

  2. Good post. I didn't have my mother-in-law that long. God bless your family through this time.

  3. I'm sorry for your loss, but so glad you got to be with her at the end and give her such a beautiful send off!  It is such an amazing time, of grief but also celebration of a life!  Bless you all.

  4. God is so good, even during times of sorrow. Thanks for sharing.