Two nights ago we received another of those early morning, can’t be good phone calls. I woke up in time to miss the call, and there was no message. I actually called around several family members in the morning to see if they had called around 3 a.m. One family member suggested I may have dreamed the whole thing.
By 8:30 a.m. we knew where the call had come from. It was my sister-in-law calling to tell us my mother-in-law, Mary Katherine, had collapsed and was being taken to the hospital. The news during the day did not get any better. Mary Katherine had blood in her lungs, and attempts to extract it caused her pressure to get too low for them to continue. She was unconscience and was in no pain, but the doctor’s were not holding out much hope for her survival.
At approximately 6:00 this morning, Mary Katherine went home to be with the Lord. Her family has the comfort, and peace, of the knowledge that she no longer feels pain from her battle with cancer. We know she is in a better circumstance than she has ever been in her life on earth. This does not diminish the loss we feel, but it is still a kindness in our grieving.
Thank you to our prayer warriors – to those people we have asked for prayer in total faith they went to their knees with their requests. Thank you to those who continue to pray for our family as we go through this season. Thank You, to the One who holds each moment of our lives in His hand – and Whose perfect plan will bring good to those who believe.
Goodbye, Mary Katherine. We love you.