Angela Mackey
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Wife, mother, blogger, speaker for God’s glory. Drenched in His grace, calling others to renewed minds for transformed lives through the Word. Ro 12:2

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  1. Thank you for this…it has been just over a year since I watched my dear Mom pass away and knowing she’s with Jesus is what helps me the most.

    • Holley,

      I was thinking that too. God knew when He was taking Gitzen Girl home and He timed this post perfectly for that. I am honored that God would use these words to bring comfort.

  2. Beautiful words my friend. Great post. I remember being at my cousin’s funeral and just staring down at him enclosed in his coffin. It seemed so final, but the more I stared at his lifeless body, the more I realized — he was not in that tent any longer.

  3. Angela,

    The hole in our fullness….I so totally understand. Our 16 year old son passed away unexpectedly a year ago. As I sat by him in the emergency room after they had told us there was nothing else they could do, I had the most incredible peace come over me that could only be from the Lord. I knew I was tasting eternity. It seems cold to even write this, but I didn’t even hug him because I knew he was no longer here. That was his shell laying on that table, and he was in the presence of the Lord, totally happy, totally well, safe. God’s grace has truly been with us this past year, but there has been such a hole in our hearts. I am so very thankful for the hope we have that assures us we will be in heaven one day, too, with our loved ones, and especially with our great Lord. May you and all of Sara’s family feel that peace in the midst of your grief.

    • Trish,

      I cannot even begin to fathom the holes in your fullness as you said good-bye to your son. You are a strong woman of God to cling to Him and allow Him to fill your holes as you grieve and as you find joy and hope. I am praying that God continues to bless and comfort you.