Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Resting In HIS Arms (Aunt Mary)























This morning, Aunt Mary, known by family as Aunt Mel left the pains of this world and stepped gracefully into eternity. She lived a full 99 3/4 years. She taught school in Spartanburg County for "many" years with phenomenal impact on those who crossed her path. After years of hard work, great times with family and friends, sickness and loss of her husband, parents, and siblings, Aunt Mel rests peacefully in her Heavenly Father's arms. She joins a reunion unlike any earthly reunion and celebrates the greatest victory in life.

Please continue to pray for the family.

Pondering the past and looking to the future,

Andrea

73 comments:

Shirl said...

May God comfort you all! Hugs!!!

Renee' said...

Oh I am sorry,
Thank you for sharing a picture :)

Huggs

Parsley said...

Oh, I'm so very sorry. Sending you big hugs and praying for your peace in a difficult time.

Deb said...

Andrea,

Oh, thank you for letting us know about your aunt Mel.

May you and your family be comforted in knowing that she's in His arms.

Sweet dreams.

RCUBEs said...

Praying for God's comfort and strength to cover you all. God bless.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

So sorry Andrea for your loss. No matter the age of our loved one, we are never ready to say goodbye here on this earth. Someday she will be waiting for you and her other loved ones to enter the golden gates with her.

99 3/4 years old! Wow! I'm sure her impact in this world will continue on and on and on.

My prayers are with you,
Lee Ann

Audrinna said...

so sorry you and your family are in my prayers

He & Me + 3 said...

Andrea...I am so sorry to hear about this. I will be praying for your family.

~ Being Woven said...

May our God wrap His comforting arms around you, Andrea, and the family. I find it a privilege to have been able to pray for her and with you.
Your sister in Christ, ~ linda

Freddae' said...

I'm so sorry for your loss but praising Heaven's gain. I pray you find peace and comfort in the same arms of the one who is holding your aunt. Bless you friend. Your family will continue to be in prayers during the time.

sarah said...

Andrea...she's gratuated...she's now in His presence...thinking about when we worship Him..and are bathed in His love and peace...she's actually there...with Him...for all eternity. I love that thought. Your love for her shines so I know she was an amazing person to have impacted you as she did. Blessings to you my very special friend.

Denise said...

Asking God to grant your family sweet comfort during this time, love you.

The Working Home Keeper said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Andrea. Sending prayers for your family during this time. God bless ((hug))

Mary Ellen

Jennifer Haas said...

I am so sorry about your aunt. But, WOW, what a life 99 years, I hope we can all be that lucky.

Warren Baldwin said...

She is comforted now, and our prayers are you and your family will be also.

Mike Golch said...

Andrea,sorry about your loss.I will keep the family in my prayers as well as post a prayer request on my blog and linkback to you.

homeschool101 said...

O Andrea, I am so sorry. I am happy she is pain free but so sad for your family. My heartfelt prayers for you and your family. You will continue to be in my thoughts. Praying for Gods comfort to surround you! Take care my friend.

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Adrea,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a beautiful woman she was. I'm sure she is dancing, singing, worshiping and rejoicing in the heavens right now with our Almighty Father, with Jesus...right where we all want to be some day.

May He give all of you much grace and comfort during this time now without her presence here on earth.

I love you dearest friend.

Alleluiabelle

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

"Stepping gracefully into eternity" ... What a lovely picture you paint there. May He wrap His arms around you all -- just as He wraps arms around Mary.

Sandee said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers. :)

Jackie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Oh what comfort and great joy to know that she stepped into eternity this day and is rejoicing with the saints before His Throne....

"When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing it will be.....When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory"!

Sweet Blessings to you dear friend and your family,
Jackie

Gaia said...

She lived a good life and touched many hearts. She is one great lady and many lucky ones out there who have crossed her path. Prayers go out to you and her dear family.

Frau said...

We a long and wonderful life may she rest in peace.

Girly Muse said...

I'm so sorry for your loss here on earth...til you meet again.

Praying for you and your sweet family.

ruth said...

To die of old age is a victory over life. And to die at 99 is a celebration of that victory!

Praying for God's peace to keep you all in this time of grief.

Being Me said...

I am so sorry for your loss. A full long life lived is something to celebrate indeed.
Pray you find peace through this time.

BM

~*Michelle*~ said...

Praying for your family, Andrea......know that the angels are rejoicing as sweet Aunt Mary joins them in celebrating and worshiping at Our Father's feet!!!

Carol said...

Andrea,
Thank you for sharing Aunt Mary with us. I have had the privilege to think of her and pray for her since you introduced her to us. I am so sorry for your loss, but I know you have great peace knowing that she is with Jesus.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

What a remarkable woman of God to have lived such a long life in Him!

Praying for the family,
Beth

An Imperfect Perfection said...

I'm glad she's no longer in pain though I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for God to comfort you and your family.

Loren said...

Andrea ~

I am wrapping my arms around you and praying for all of your family...Asking the Lord for comfort and peace and may your memories bring you joy as you reflect on Mary's blessed life knowing that she is in the Loving Arms of her Saviour now!

I love you so my friend

Jilliebeanie said...

What a sweet tribute. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Christina said...

Dear Sweet Andrea,
May God comfort you and your family as only HE can! I am so sorry for your loss. What a legacy your wonderful aunt leaves behind.
Blessings to you all!
~Christina

Charlotte said...

Andrea, I'm so sorry. My deepest sympathy.

Charlotte

Deborah Ann said...

99 years is a long time to live on this earth. It looks like Mary left a legacy of love for all those who knew her...

Goose Hill Farm said...

Sweet Andrea~

I am so sorry to hear of your precious Aunt Mel's passing. May you all feel the comfort and love of our Heavenly Father's arms wrapped around all of you at this time.

Aunt Mel has been "PROMOTED TO GLORY!" She leaves behind a truly amazing legacy!

Blessings, sweet friend~
Laura

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Andrea what a sweet niece you are to write about your sweet Aunt. I am so sorry for your loss but it sounds like she was a lovely lady and everyone that knew her was blessed by being connected to her. What a blessing that would be to live where someone would write this about you.
Thanks for sharing this and take care
Maggie

SmilingSally said...

Aren't we thankful for Heaven?

Laura said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. :( I am sure it is a comfort though to know that one day you will see her again!

Christine said...

There must be a special place in Heaven for teachers. You can see by the look on your Aunt's face she had a gift.

The Mac's House said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you and your family goes thru this time celebrating what a wonderful life she had. My Grandmother passed away just 10 days shy of her 101st birthday and my husbands Grandmother also passed last year just shy of her 102nd birthday. Amazing and wonderful that they were able to be with us so long and for us to soak up just a bit of their wisdom and love. Peace be with you all!

Alice Grace said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Such a beautiful lady! I know it is a comfort to know she is in the arms of the Lord1

homeschool101 said...

Hi Andrea, I wanted to pop back by and let you know you were in my thoughts and my prayers. Praying for your family to continue to find comfort in the fathers arms.

God Bless you my friend!

Kelly L said...

So very sorry for your loss.. Your Aunt Mary is standing in the Son... What a happy day for her.

Love and blessings to you.
Kelly

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Your Aunt Mary has left a legacy for her family and all those who knew her. Blessings to you and family.
Cindy

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh Andrea, I am so sorry for your family's loss. The true comfort comes in knowing your Aunt rests now with our Lord. Will be praying for you.

Cathy said...

Andrea, I am so sorry for your and your family that she is gone, but what a wonderful celebration she is having with her Lord and Savior!

Denise said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so very, very much for the love offering my husband and I received in our mailbox today. Your kindness is very much appreciated. I love you.

Just Be Real said...

Dear one, I am so very sorry for your precious loss. (((((Hugs))))

christy rose said...

I am so excited for her and praying for comfort and peace to all that love her.

From the Heart said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sorry for your loss but Heaven is her gain. What a legacy she must have left. I know a little how you feel, my cousin of 88 yrs. died Sept 1, 2009 and it has not been easy. I loved her so much but she also is at rest now.
Prayers and hugs,
AliceE.

Regina said...

So sorry Andrea.
We know she is happy now with the Lord.

Hugs.
Regina

Monique and Granny said...

Praying for your family.
Monique

Nancy said...

What a wonderful tribute to a person who seems to have lived a full life.

Wylie said...

Precious friend, I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you & yours right now...
Love,
Wylie

Jenny said...

Our sympathy to your Aunt Mel's family and to all of you. She's now in Heaven with God and there, everything is peaceful, happy and no pains..

Hope her family will be alright despite of everything..

God bless and I Continue Praying for everybody...

Cathy Bryant said...

So sorry for your loss, dear friend, and rejoicing at heaven's gain.

I've left you a surprise at http://wordvessel.blogspot.com/2010/01/winners-update-and-blog-award.html.

Blessings,
Cathy

Tea With Tiffany said...

Sending love and hugs and prayers. May God give you peace during this time of loss.

Becca said...

I'm so sorry to hear this!!! May God give you peace during this time. I pray he gives you comfort... Many prayers your way Andrea.. Sorry just now commenting I have been away from blogging.. But I am back! Love ya

Sister In Christ

Finally Free said...

Andrea,
So sorry for your loss....Sending love and hugs your way.

Blessings,
Tammy

Faith Imagined said...

Sorry to hear this! I'll be saying prayers for the family.

Deidra said...

I'm praying for you all...

Lora said...

May God's comfort and peace surround you!

David C Brown said...

I love to remember the words,"asleep through Jesus"! Meanwhile, "I will be with you"

With love in Christ

Auntie Cake said...

So very sorry, I was praying she would get to make it to 100 on earth, with her family. I will pray for you and the entire family during this difficult time.
Kate

Erin said...

I am sorry for your loss, but I know she lived a full life and, like my own grandmother, must admit that 99 3/4 of good living is a blessing for all.

Edie said...

Oh Andrea I'm so sorry. I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to venture out into the blogging world. I am praying for you now.

Blessings my friend.

sonja said...

Andrea
I'm just now seeing this news about Aunt Mary. I'm so sorry. I know you will miss her. But I'm not sorry for her, she is home and free. I have 2 aunts who are there too, and she so reminded me of them. I was blessed to pray for her with you. God has answered.

Blessings Andrea.

Sonja

Beaglebratz & mom too said...

Hi Andrea-

So sorry I'm just now seeing this but I have to wait until my vision will allow me to see things and I'm not too tired to reply to posts. I am so very sorry to hear about your Aunt Mary - she sounds like she was a wonderful person. Life and death is so much easier to accept when you know and trust in the Lord as you do - you know how He cares for all his children and now your Aunt Mary is truly in His care.
Hugs - Kim, Shiloh & Shasta's mom

Pet said...

I am so sorry to hear about Mary but like you said she is resting in His arms. Praying for you and the family.
Sending you lots of love and hugs.
Pet

Crown of Beauty said...

Rejoicing with you even as you and your family grieve the loss.

Love
Lidj

Lelia Chealey said...

Awww, how sweet. I'm sorry I'm so late, but I have to say from working in hospice for years I loved the prayer button you made for her. So many people just push the elderly aside and say "they lived a good life". You honored her life and years so well. :)
Hugs,
lC