Taking Notes

My Beautiful Mom

My Beautiful Mom

I posted a couple of days ago on debigraywalter.com and thought you’d like an update as well. Thank you for your prayers for us during this time. What a difference God’s sustaining grace makes in such times!

Here it is:

In case you are wondering where I’ve been the past couple of weeks – my mom has terminal cancer. We found out a week and a half ago, and life hasn’t been the same since.

My days are spent at her house with my sister and brother caring for her every need. We sit and talk while she listens because talking wears her out. Sometimes she chimes in and shares a story I know I don’t want to forget. If you recall in my book I’ve mentioned my mom saying,

“Every time someone dies a library of information dies with them, unless some one takes the time to write their story down.”

This is why I’m taking notes…lots of notes. I don’t want to forget these precious stories. She helped me research Through The Eyes of Grace. What a blessing it was to take three separate trips with her to Oklahoma over the past decade. We made memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. Writing my next book will be easier because I know how the process works, but it will be harder because I won’t have her to help me. God help me face the future with faith, not fear.

We’ve been blessed to have family near and far come to visit. She is deeply loved by all who know her. Most days she doesn’t remember her diagnosis and is hopeful she’ll soon be well. But barring a miracle, we realize her days with us are few.

We are sad.

We cry a lot.

We hug a lot.

And we pray a lot.

I just wanted to take a moment for you to know why I’ve been silent–I’m busy taking notes.

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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7 Responses to Taking Notes

  1. You’ve got my prayers. It’s lovely to know that your mom has passed on so much to you.


  2. Continuing to pray and thanking God for this sweet time with her. It reminds me of those last days I had with my mom. You are making memories you will cherish forever. Mom’s last words still ring in my heart and soul. I love you and am carrying you close every day.


  3. This is a really good picture of your Mom and a really good way to always remember her. She is such a beautiful lady.


  4. God’s grace is amazing and I can see how He is carrying you during this difficult time. I’m so glad you are able to spend this time with your mom. Prayers are continuing. Love you.


  5. My prayers for you and your family! You Mom looks a lot like my Grandma! And oh, how I loved my Grandma…that silver hair, those smiling eyes! What a special woman she must be!!


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