Monday, February 23, 2009

A mothers loss

I had to go to a viewing at a funeral home last night. Our former pastor and his dear wife lost their son Thurs to a heart attack.He had been sick for a long time.He was a type one diabetic and had a kidney transplant several yrs ago, but sadly it failed while back and he had to go back on dialysis. Richard was only 42 and left a wonderful son of 19 and his wife Sandy. But was really made an impact on me was when we were sitting in our vehicle waiting to go in as we got there early,and Pastor Vaught and Sandra pulled in next to us and I could see from the side she was wiping away tears , trying to compose herself before going in.
When she got out she looked straight me and I will never forget the look in her eyes.It was like her very heart had been torn for her.I almost can't explain it. I have never lots a child but have talked to a couple moms that have and they say its a feeling thats almost hard to explain.I woke up this morning and thats the first thing I saw in my mind was Sandras eyes. After the family went in we were allowed in and I hugged her and wished to could take her hurt away, but prayed that the Good Lord would take her in his arms and give her comfort and peace knowing that her son is now in His arms.Say a Prayer for Pastor and Sandra Vaught, Pastor Vaught also had a kidney transplant about 2 yrs ago , so pray that the Lord keeps him strong and healthy to do the Lords work on this earth .


Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

I don't know them, but your description of her pain is moving. Actually, just the thought of being in her shoes makes me feel kindred pain. My daughter was born with a seizure disorder, and I'll never forget the night we woke at 3AM and we thought she was gone. She had stopped breathing and had gone into shock. She was 7 mos old.

I fell to my knees and cried out to God while my husband yelled for me to call 911. He began CPR. I was paralysed. I couldn't move. I couldn't think. The pain was so intense that it consumed me. Somehow I snapped out of it long enough to make the call, but afterwards, even after I knew she was alive and in shock, it took awhile to recover. But God knows exactly how to get each of us through.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Prayers will certainly be for your dear friends as they go through this difficult time. I watched as my very best friend lost her only child and to this day the feelings and thoughts of that day are still with me. No words can express the deep sadness yet with God we can endure the days ahead.

Anonymous said...

My Deepest Sympathy for all those who are hurting and grieving :(

Christy said...

I know you posted this awhile ago but I am saying a prayer for the mom who lost her son. I lost a 4 month old and 4 babies to miscarriages, while I don't know her pain I know that God in His love and kindness will be with her in this walk.
God Bless,