Home Again

Home Again

Last night I got home to Washington 2 weeks from the day Nate passed away. I have been gone for over six weeks. I flew to Utah January 1st to be with Alicia and Nate as he had been readmitted into the hospital. It seems so long ago because of all that has transpired and yet just like yesterday.

This is my first time having some real alone time to process the last few weeks and journal my feelings. These moments are filled with tears at his loss, reflection on medical care and choices, memories of my sweet son, gratitude for time spent together and hope for the future.

One of the many sympathy cards we have received had this quote on it:

The Journey Home

There’s a path that leads to a turn in the road, and we each must travel there,

Where the Father waits to take us home to the shelter of His care…

Where happiness and peace and joy replace the tears and pain,

And our loved ones rest in the arms of God to sweetly live again.

I believe that is true and that Nate is happy, healthy and about the Lord’s work. How grateful I am for an eternal perspective.

April 1992 Russell M. Nelson gave a talk called Doors of Death

Moreover, we can’t fully appreciate joyful reunions later without tearful separations now. The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life…”

How grateful I am to have loved Nate for 39years. How grateful I am to know I will see him again for I know Families can be together Forever.

Thank you for your continued prayers in our behalf 💝


4 thoughts on “Home Again

  1. I think about him every day and expect that I will for years ahead. What a great friend he was. I’m thankful for the time we had together and know there will be many more days together after this life.

  2. Silent tears of a mother are seen and felt by God. I pray He will carry you through these moments. Your faith
    and love sustain so many and now that you are home
    all that know you want so much to sustain and love you.

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