Mom made her final journey home Thursday Nov. 3 around 3am. She is Home in Heaven, forever free from this world's pain and suffering. We covet your prayers over the next days for the viewing and funeral and also for the adjustment to life without Mom. Our hearts are hurting and yet at the same time rejoicing knowing that she is with the Lord!
No one knows how this woman I call "Mom" has impacted not only my life, but lots of others! She is a true example of a Christian woman. She has inspired me over the past 12 years that I have had the privilege to know her to be a better Christian, wife, cook, and now Mother. In ways I don't think ever she even realized.
All the suffering she has done in the last 15 years are now over. And all those years without a single complaint. Who does that? Mom, that's who!!
We are so grateful and thankful that the Lord kept her her to get to see and know her only grandaughter, Kaylynn. She was so excited that she had 7 grandsons and 1 grandaughter. And we live one house over so she got to see her pretty often. :) Although Kaylynn won't remember her, we will have lots of stories and pictures and memories to share with her about her Grandma Slagenweit. We are sad at the fact she won't be here for her 1st Thanksgiving, her 1st Christmas or her 1st Birthday and many other things she will miss. But we know she will be celebrating with us from above.
Mother of the Year recipent for 2011. I so enjoyed going the last 3 years or so to the Mother/Daughter banquet with her. I was really looking forward to this next years since it would have been Mom, Kaylynn and I. Very sad thinking she won't be there to share that. Glad they gave her the first ever award.
This was our last Christmas spent together. We knew things were going downhill, so this year I think it was even more special that we spent alot of family time together. We sang Christmas songs together, shared memories of Christmases past and so on. It was really nice that we were able to do that.
Mom, we love and miss you more than words can ever say. There will be a huge void in our lives because your not here. The thought of going on without you seems unbearable. We will miss so much, especially coming to your house every Sunday for dinner. We have done that for the past 12 years. To think we'll never eat your home cooking again or see you at least every Sunday seems wrong. To not be able to be here to see the grandkids grow up. But all the things we are sad about, we know that Heaven is rejoicing with your precence! You are no longer suffering. You are with all the people that have gone before you. You are with Jesus walking the streets of gold! Even when we were saying our goodbyes and how you were so excited to go to Heaven, you were still worried about us that you were leaving behind, because you said you knew it was going be hard for us. And it will be, but we have peace in the fact that we know you are now healed and with the Lord!! Please watch over all of us. We love you!!
And Thank you to each and every one of you that has been there with us through all of this. Your thoughts, prayers, and love have been so appreciated. The support the family has gotten has been overwhelming. There is no way to repay you for your kindness. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
**Arrangements are as followed:
Viewing here at New Columbia God's Missionary Church Monday Nov. 7 from 5-7pm
Viewing at Martinsburg Brethern in Christ Church Wednesday Nov. 9 from 5-8pm
Funeral at martinsburg Brethern in Christ Church Thursday at 11am.