Another Angel Is Welcomed Home — 13 Comments

  1. Ann~thank you for your encouraging words. It gives us great joy to know that Carol, at last, is able to rejoice and dance before the Lord–free of any bodily restrictions.

    Susan~thank you for your empathy. May His light and love always shine here.

    Amy~thank you for your sympathy. The Lord has graced us with His peace. Sometimes we just have to rest in it and not get caught up in the hectic pace.

    From My Heart to Yours,

  2. What a beautiful story that gives us context for Carol’s life. Though, as you remind us, it is only the end of her *earthly* journey–it’s the beginning of “complete joy and freedom in the Lord’s presence.”

  3. So sorry for your loss, Janis. It is never easy when someone you love leaves you. Thank you for sharing this story with us. I have missed hearing from you. May God give you and your family peace this Christmas.

  4. Even in the midst of pain and sorrow, you shine brightly for our Jesus. May you know you are wrapped snugly in HIs love today.

    Have a joy filled, love overflow Christmas,

  5. Thank you for sharing this. I’m glad you were able to make it through the weather. I have often thought and wondered about what happens with people who have Downs as they grow older. We often hear of the babies and the cute little toddlers, but these grow up and I don’t hear of their stories as adults. So I am grateful that you shared Carol’s story. Now I understand more than I did before. I’m grateful she was able to hold a job and live where she was cared for, and grateful you were able to make it back for her homegoing. May God’s love comfort you as you grieve.

  6. Janis – This was beautiful. I was weeping the whole time. I have had an affinity for the mentally challenged ever since I was a young girl in elementary school. Their innocence and sweetness always touched my heart. In the best sense of the meaning – I call them “human puppies” – just full of joy and love and devotion, nothing else. I can only imagine Carol’s homecoming – and her joy in the presence of the Lord who made her – with a mind now fully intact, and a heart now fully engaged in the wonder of the Lord’s presence. And she will be there waiting for ALL of us – an angel who is now – ETERNALLY aware!!

    My best to all of you, especially your husband.

    And a very Merry Christmas to all…(yes, Chip too!)


  7. Sarah~thank you for your thoughts and for your wishes for a joy-filled Christmas. I know the Lord will wrap us in His love.

    Kathy~I’m so glad this post cleared up some questions you had about people with Down’s Syndrome. There are varying degrees, and some people can function fairly well in usual settings. Others require much care, as did Carol, in order to live a healthy life. We are so grateful for the care she received and her life made whole in the presence of the Lord.

    Sharon~your comment, how beautiful. She is Eternally Aware! Thank you for your precious thoughts. I’ll pass them on to Hubby. And Chip will get some extra special treats for Christmas.

    Jennifer~thank you for your sympathy. I’m so glad you had the chance to stop by.

    May you all be blessed abundantly with the extraordinary love of Jesus this Christmas~and always.

    From My Heart to Yours,

  8. A beautiful picture and an even more beautiful story. The most powerful statement I’ve heard in a while was your last one “Then I came home and read a post by another blogger that said, from a human standpoint, nothing was perfect the night Jesus was born. My heart has settled.”

    What an incredible encouragement for when we don’t understand the reasons with our limited understanding. We see only a sliver of time – God sees the beginning and the end.

    Thanks so much for sharing this you really touched my heart.


  9. Praying for your family as you deal with the loss of an angel in your family. Such a tough time of year to experience loss and then a blizzard on top. Hugs to you and yours@!

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  10. I am so very sorry for your loss, Janis. Your husband’s story about his sister is beautiful. My God bring you peace and hope in your time of grief.

    Sending love and hugs from afar…