Monday, November 3, 2008

thank you

During one of my visits home my mom asked if, upon her passing, I would thank all the people who prayed for her. She is now in the presence of Christ and, since so many of you have lifted my family in prayer these past months, I wanted to post an expression of our deep gratitude. My heart is full of "thanks" for you.

"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you..." Phil 1:3


Tami said...

Tish...I'm so sorry.

Praise the Lord your mom's struggle is finally over and she is in the loving arms of her savior.

I pray you feel God's presence around you comforting you through your pain.

I wish I could give you a hug.

I'm so sorry.

Barbie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Even though we know that she is in heaven rejoicing with her Savior, the pain here on earth is so real. I will be praying for your family.

Hauswife said...

Oh sweet Tish, I am sorry for the lost of your precious mama. I know you loved her so dearly. I was honored to pray for her return to perfect health, but I also rejoice along with you that she's with Jesus now.

I wish I could hug you in person, Tish. Blessings and peace upon you and your family during this time of grieving.

Tracy said...

Tish, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers continue for you and your family.

Lisa said...

Tish, I know we only really know one another in a limited blog capacity....but I just need you to know that your courage, grace, loving spirits and faith in god has touched me in so many ways.
I continue to pray for your family and I mourn this tremendous loss with you. I know your Mom's beautiful spirit lives on through all of you and in God's numerous blessings.
Hugging you from afar,
All my best,
Lisa C.

dan and rachel said...

Tish, I am so sorry! I am surprised it happened so fast! Thank you for posting her photo with Matthew. What a treasure! May you and your entire family be enveloped in Christ's love and peace during this difficult time. You will remain in our prayers!

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...


I am crying so hard... I can't stop. I just sent your mom a card. An hour ago.

I woke up this morning and the Lord laid it on my heart to go buy a card for her and send it. On the front it talked about the power of prayer. I told your mom we loved her and were praying, and I wrote the verses from Lamentations about God's compassion never failing and being new every morning.

I am just in shock. I saw that picture of your mom with M and I had to read your post about 5 times before my mind could wrap around the fact that she is not here anymore.

I am grieving with you right now! I miss her!!

Praising Jesus that she is at His feet right now... free from pain. That He is wiping the tears from her eyes (because I'm sure she misses you and Smooch and M).

I love you and please call me if you want to.


kris said...

Oh Tish... i am covered in goosebumps... I am so sorry for your loss, as I know it so intimately. I am crying as I type this, tears just streaming down my face. I am so thankful that she is at peace, but how my heart aches for your hurt, as I know that hurt so well. I love you and will be praying that all of your best memories of such a beautiful woman lift you up as you move through the grieving hours...

Shannon said...


My heart is breaking for you. My mother is heaven and there is not a day that goes by that I miss her and long for her to be here. I am praying for your family. I wish I could hug you. I know you are hurting.

love, Shannon

Amy, Ryan, Aidan and Lauren said...

So sorry for your loss, Tish.

kari said...

oh tish, i'm sorry....

hugging you right now...

i love you my friend

Lynn said...

Oh Tish my sweet friend, I am so sorry. I am praying for your comfort.


Jenna said...

Oh, Tish-

I am so sorry to hear about your mom, but I'm sure it helps in some measure to know that she is no longer suffering and is worshiping her Savior right now! Your heart must just ache even with that knowledge though! It doesn't make the loss any easier. What a great picture of her with Matthew!

I wish I could be there to give you a hug or make a meal. Anything to help.....

Know that I will be praying for you and for your family over the next few days and months!

Love you!

Anonymous said...

My condolences to you and your family. I am so, so sorry for your loss.

The Family K. said...

Words fail me in a time like this. My heart goes out to you and your family. While I'm thankful that she is home with her Savior, this has got to be such a tough time for you. You have our love and support.

Shannon said...

Tish -

My thoughts are with you and your family. I think you said it best in your last post - there is real pain - and yet there is real hope in the midst of the pain. Prayers that you are surrounded by that perfect peace and hope in these next several weeks and months. "To live is Christ; to die is gain."


Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I join those who have commented in lifting you up to the Father for His comfort and peace. I have been honored to pray for you and for her.

What a precious photo of her with M. Hang on to those memories.

Hugs to you,

Dianne said...


I am so sorry for your loss. I know you are sad but at the same time rejoicing that she is with our Lord. I will continue to pray for your family.

Staci said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sarah said...

Tish, My thoughts and prayers are with you tonight.

taiwanbaby said...


What a beautiful picture of your mom and M. Thanks for sharing that. Sending hugs and healing thoughts your way.


Andrea said...

Tish- I CANNOT believe that I let yesterday get by and not check these blogs.
I am so so sorry for the loss of your mother, But I am so happy for her.
Wow... To be in the presence of the Lord, basking in the warmth of His smile...I am just so happy for her, Tish.
I love the beautiful picture you posted and I love you, my sister.


Stefanie said...

Oh my goodness, Tish. I am so sorry for your loss, it is unfathomable, I am sure, for someone who has not lost their mother. I hope you are able to find comfort knowing she is now in the arms of Jesus. Your faith has always inspired me, your kindness and selfless love for others. Somehow, I think those are traits you might have gotten from your mother :)
Thinking of you, praying for you.

Nicole said...

So, so sorry for your loss. I love the picture of her holding Matthew-thank god she was to meet him.
I hope you can remain strong through this difficult time.
Peace be with your family.

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

We are very sorry to hear of your loss, but rejoice that your mom has been made whole!

J+Di Di said...

Tish- I am so sorry to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

Tish, my heart is heavy for you, but I know I rejoice with you that your Mom is now healed. I know she will be missed on earth, and I hope you find comfort in your family and in God during this season of your life. (abbey)

Jon and Em said...

tish, thanks for sending the link...what a beautiful woman!

sally said...

oh Tish,
I just wanted to say how sorry i am that you've lost your Mom.
I read your post yestrday and just went straight over to see my mom.
Thank you for the reminder to hug those close.
We've struggled with cancer in out family as well
and i cannot imagine what you're going through.
THinking of you all.
Hang in there.

stefanie said...

& i say thank you to all of you as well. I know my mom, as well as my sister apprecaited all your thoughts & prayers.

& tish, i heart you to the moon & back, twice.


Just Us said...

Tish....I was in Chicago for a couple of weeks and couldn't check my email, etc. I'm sooo sorry for your loss and your mom's passing. But I'm glad she is no longer suffering and is with our Lord and Savior! I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers as no matter how much we know she is in a better place, I know she is deeply missed by all of her loved ones that remain on this earth until you can be reunited again in Heaven. Much blessings to you.