Monday, May 25, 2009




My mom passed away Saturday afternoon. She was ready to go and weary from struggling to breathe. Family and friends visited her throughout the day and she was able to speak to them until shortly before she expired.

Ellie was surrounded by family and friends. Even the nurses gathered to sing hymns and lift her into the arms of the angels.

She will be missed by many from her years of service in her church and community.

The YouTube video above is Charlotte Church (my favorite female vocalist) singing beautiful words of tribute to a song by Eric Satie (this song has been special to me since high school). The words will be printed in the funeral bulletin and I wanted to share this beautiful piece with you!

14 comments:

Dana W. Fisher said...

Dear Beth, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

maggi said...

I am so very sorry for your loss Beth.

Pam said...

Beth,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers this Memorial Day.

dianedoodles said...

Beth,
Sweet thoughts and blessings are being sent for you and your family on this memorial day.
DianeL
(doodles)

lindacreates said...

God bless you and your family. Thank you for sharing the beautiful tribute.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

My deepest condolences, Beth. You have created a beautiful tribute to your mother, and I hope I will be strong enough to do the same when it is time for my own Mom to go.

Sharon said...

Dear Beth, When I read your post, I was just writing something about my own mom, who left us in 2001 in just this way. The life of every Christian is a blessing to the whole world, and the goodness of every Christian deed continues to bless others for generations. In your memories and in your own life, you will continue to honor her memory. I am so sorry for your loss, but so glad to know that she is with Jesus now.

Beth said...

Dear Beth;

May the comfort of friends and family be your strength now and in the days ahead. My sympathy and warmest thoughts are with you now.

Bridget473 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. Sending hugs and prayers to you today.

MAUREEN said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.
Maureen

Sharon said...

Beth what a beautiful tribute to your Mom. I am so sorry for your loss but know that she is not suffering anymore. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Gentle hugs

Roniquilts2 said...

May you find comfort and peace knowing your are in many people's prayers, Beth. I know God is wrapping you in His loving arms and gently hugging you, your family and friends.

Tina Hamilton said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks for sharing this AWESOME video and touching my life!

Carol said...

A wonderful piece to give lasting tribute to your mother.

Condolences from our family.