For the past year, she had been living with Author and me. A hospital stay in May 2016 had left her very weak, and we brought her to live with us. She had always requested to live with family and not in a nursing home.
She was 94 years old and fairly healthy, except for dementia and arthritis. Both of these started to have very significant effect about 5 months ago. And then, 4 days ago, I realized her condition was far beyond my capabilities; I was not able to keep her comfortable anymore. She was transferred to the nearby hospice center and passed less than 24 hours after arriving there.
Today, I am thankful to God, for I see how He worked so many things for our good. He knew the desires of Mom’s heart and arranged for her to live with her family until the end. He knew the desires of our hearts as we prayed that she would pass peacefully in her sleep, and she did. And He grew our faith and dependence on Him as we cared for her in His strength.
He also blessed me greatly when I found what she wrote on the top margin of her Bible, above John 4:42, “Este es el Salvador del mundo, el Cristo.”
Click HERE to read an informative and important article that states much of what we did this past year in helping our loved one pass from this world. We hope it may help someone else.