My mother-in-law is preparing to cross that glorious threshold. . .getting ready to go home.
As her body is getting weaker and weaker, I believe Heaven is waiting with open arms to receive Ms. Anna Leota into their presence. Yes, she is a believer, so soon, she will walk strongly into the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Thank you Mom Bridgman for giving me your son, Keith, who has been my wonderful helpmate, my loyal husband, my partner for life, my love. You gave me the gift that was meant just for me, one that no other could have given. And I am so thankful that you have received the gift from One that no other could give, the gift of salvation. This helps us to release our loved ones to Him, knowing you are going to a better place, a place we will be one day ourselves.
I don't know what Heaven will be like but I smile as I think of you seeing for the first time, what all I cannot comprehend. I imagine the colors will be out of this world, the sounds will be glorious, jewels around every corner and gold down the streets. More than I can fathom, but you will see soon. It might be completely different. But I do know this for certain. You will leave the tired body behind, the cancer you will say good-bye to, and you will stand straight, running right into that glorious home waiting for you. And the best of all, standing face to face with Him, the One who Saves, the One who grants mercy and grace and has loved unconditonally like no other, the One who hung the moon and the stars, and the One who has been by your side and is now at this very moment. You will smile like never before, you may bow at the feet of Jesus, and then raise to praise like never before. However it looks, it will be glorious because He will be there!
I won't say good-bye, just so long for now. Because some day I will be where you are heading.
O death where is your sting? Oh hell, where is your victory. Christ has had the final word here. Hallelujah!
Please pray for my father-in-law Kenneth who is preparing to let his sweetheart of 63 years go.
Please also pray for the two sons, Kenny and Keith.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bridgman