My Mum died this morning at 8:30 am Sydney time. She passed quietly and peacefully into eternity. Over the weekend we had the opportunity to say goodbye to her as a family, a beautiful end to our earthly relationship with our beloved mother.
It has been a privilege to sit with her, read to her and share love with her over these last 10 days of her life. God has been so gracious. Thank you for your prayers and supportiveness. These are the words that revolved in my mind as I held her hand for the last time
Heaven’s gates have opened wide,
Do you see the Saviour calling,
Welcoming her with arms outstretched.
No more crying, no more tears,
Smiling now, forever smiling,
In a world that conquers death.
Do you hear the trumpets sounding,
Rejoicing in the victory shout.
Death’s dark embrace has given way before God’s eternal light.