I posted for a prayer request a while ago. My other has been battling a deadly illness for 7 years, she is currently in her final terminal decline. I am the oldest of 5 siblings, and the only one that has been with her during this last decline. She hasn’t eaten in 10 days, and has barely had any liquids. The pain of watching a loved one die very slowly is absolutely horrible, especially since she hasn’t spoken in 3 years. I know that the Lord is with her, and that she’s going to heaven because she was a faithful Christian. Our Pastor who comes by daily suggested that I ease any concern she may have by letting her know it’s ok to go, which I have. My fear is that she is waiting for the rest of my siblings to say their goodbyes, two of which I know refuse to for unknown reasons. It breaks my heart to say goodbye to her every day on their behalf. So my prayer request is for God to change the hearts of my siblings before it’s too late.
Although the big preparations have been taken care of, I am left with the painful responsibilities such as finding an outfit for her to be buried in, writing an obituary and a eulogy. I was hoping someone could give me a bible verse that’s appropriate to start the eulogy with. As I mentioned her faith was unshakeable, she was very kind, loving, giving and full of life. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, she’s 57 years old currently if that makes any difference in choosing a bible verse.
Thank you and God Bless!
My dear sweet heavenly father I come to you today,
with faith and hope I ask, send an angel Mama’s way.
I know her time is near and soon you’ll take her home,
to stroll across the streets of gold where other angels roam.
It’s hard to watch her suffer and slowly fade away,
help me God to understand, give me strength I pray.
She means so much to all of us, forgive me for my fears,
life will never be the same without her presence here.
My mother is my angel, she taught me how to love,
and told me about you lord and heaven up above.
When she crosses over and steps into the light,
tell her that I love her and when the time is right.
Meet me at the pearly gates where every thing’s brand new,
we’ll walk across God’s meadow lands where skies are always blue.
Somewhere beyond the sunset every now and then,
I pray she watches over me until we meet again.