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Van Walton

Fun Facts about Van Walton

My favorite smell: The way the earth smells after it rains.

My favorite sound: The first notes of a grand symphony.

My favorite way to relax: Sitting anywhere outside - on my front porch, on my deck, or by the lake, early in the morning with my first cup of coffee.

My favorite birthday dessert: a Peach cobbler baked by my husband. He’s my fave chef!

I will not eat: Avocado. They turn my stomach into a volcano that never erupts.

Technology I couldn't live without and why: My laptop - it takes me anywhere I want to go.

One thing that makes me smile: My sons' faces!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

The ultimate move

Four weeks ago our family recieved the news.

My mother-in-law was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer!
We were not ready to hear this devastating information.

Fear, anger, sorrow, filled the hearts and minds of her children, grandchildren, husband, and friends.

On Tuesday June 7th the doctors gave the dreaded prognosis. On Wednesday June 30th she moved,

...moved from her home in Little Rock, Arkansas to her place in eternity.

We never expected the course of the illness to move so fast!

All I could think was---

"If I were told my very next move would be my move to heaven, how would I prepare?"

Of course our move to our eternal glory can't include packing. We can't take anything with us.

So how do we "pack", preparing for the ultimate move, the final relocation?

Are you prepared?

My mother-in-law was told she might have three months. She was gone in three weeks.
Are you ready- to make the ultimate move?
As you prepare, remember to...

shine!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.

mktys0n said...

van, my family had this same experience in 2002. my grandmother was diagnosed on june 2 with acute mylogenous leukemia. she was told she could be treated and might live for a year, or not receive treatment and she would be gone before the end of the summer. she died on father's day, and it was one of the sweetest deaths i've ever seen...second to my granddad (her husband)...who would die not 6 months later...and unlike my dad who died last october in a sudden instant.

anyway, you are a blessing and i am thinking of you and your family.

(and i look forward to meeting you in a few weeks!)

mary kathryn

Cynthia Lott Vogel said...

Van, I'm so sorry about your family's loss. Will be praying for you in the days to come...as I always am!

Julie Coleman said...

So sad to hear of your family's grief-- may the Lord make His presence known in a special way to you all as you adjust to life without her.

We are so blessed to know this is not the end, but that an eternity with the Lord awaits us as we leave this earth. It makes all the difference.

I don't think of my parents as dead. I know they are just living somewhere else now. While we miss them terribly, we can look forward to the reunion. It is going to be awesome.