Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Recovering... Fun times ahead!

It is amazing to me when you go through something so hard emotionally and mentally, like the death of a loved one... even when you know they are dancing with Jesus... how long it takes to recover physically.  It is exhausting!

Monday, March 14, 2011


The funeral was amazing... there were tears to be sure but there was celebration as well.  We had a great time with the family and friends and the church provided a great fried chicken meal.
Later we all gathered at Mommy's home and got to visit.  It was really good to see everyone.

Sunday's Viewing... Funeral today...

Yesterday Loren and I arrived at the funeral home about 20 minutes before anyone else so we took that opportunity to have a private viewing.  I thought it would be a good idea to get that initial look over with before the rest of the family and friends arrived.  I am glad we did, it helped a lot.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shirley's Viewing and Funeral...

Sunday and Monday will be challenging to say the least.  Sunday is the viewing from 2-8pm.  Loren and I found ourselves in tears several times today.  We just miss our mama so much.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Face to Face with Jesus...

We got out of Tulsa earlier than anticipated and making better time than usual when I got a call on my cell at 7:24am from Hospice saying that mom (Shirley Ber) was gone.  We were about an hour and a half away from Demotte.  We just were not fast enough to make it to see her one last time before she entered into Glory and now is face to face with her beloved Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.  I just thought that the rest of you would want to know.  Shirley was so loved by all.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Headed back to Demotte, IN...

Loren and I got home last Friday at 2am.  We had just spent a week in Demotte and Crown Point with his brothers and mama.  Shirley was not doing too well when we left and I have been in constant contact with Hospice nurses since our return home.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Shirley Ber... My precious Mama-in-Love...

Loren and I spent last week in Demotte, IN with his brothers and his mama.  Shirley went into inpatient at the Hospice Center in Crown Point a few days before we arrived.  It was her decision to go there.  Before that Terrence and his wife Stefanie had been caring for her in their home.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday Evening...

Shirley definitely looked a little better tonight. She was trying to communicate and make jokes even though she can't laugh or smile.  She is aware of people being there but can't really participate in the fellowship.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ahhhh... Internet Access... Shirley Ber update...

First internet service since we left Tulsa, OK.  I luckily have accessed (hi-jacked more likely) a WiFi signal in the area but I'm not sure how long it will last.  Just wanted to update everyone on mommy's (Shirley Ber's) progress.