It was going to be a difficult night, but we all needed to be right there with her.  After a lot of procedures she was finally transferred to the ICU unit. 

Because of her condition and her wishes prior to the disease we requested no CPR, intubation or ventilator.  The doctor gave us the diagnosis that she had become septic, an infection that went into her bloodstream.  It quickly began to shut down all of her organs and now it was just a matter of time until she would go home. 

God gave us the greatest gift!  My Dad, sister, brother and myself had a front row seat to watch the rest of my Mommy's life played out on earth's final stage.  When I practiced as an ER nurse I had always looked up as my patients that knew the Lord, were taking their last breath, knowing that their spirit would begin to ascend toward the ceiling and finally into heaven with the angels.  The testimonies of people that had had an "out of body experience" would say that their spirit left their body and they were floating to the corner of the room looking back at their body while the medical staff was working on them.  For 2 hours we loved on her, kissed her and prayed over her.  Each moment that passed would bring more labored breathing.  My brother leaned down and said to her, "Mommy, we are releasing you into God's hands, you have battled long enough; you can go to be with Jesus, we are right here with you." When he said that she squeezed our hand and a couple of tears trickled out of the corner of her eyes.  A few moments before she took her last breath, I was trying so hard to be strong for my family; then suddenly I heard the devil say, "God has forsaken you, He didn't heal her and now you have to stand here and watch her die!"  But then I heard, "My child I will never leave you or forsake you, I will go with you all the way!" At 4:49 Wednesday AM the angels came to usher her into her new home…..All of us looked up and waved….."Good night Mommy, we'll see you again!"

Her life celebration was held on Friday and a celebration it was!  God imparted a supernatural strength to me and my brother as we preached her celebration service along with our Missionary from Haiti, Pastor John Hanson.  One of the touching moments was the song, "If you could see me now," that my nephew sung for her.  An invitation was given for those that didn't know the Lord with many hands being raised.  Praise God even in death, God gets the glory……

I Corinthians 15:54 Death is swallowed up in victory. 55. O death where is thy sting?  O grave where is thy victory?  It has been difficult letting go but I know that she is saying, "If You Could See Me Now!"  You would never grieve again!  Finally my Mommy knows everything she is healed and whole!  The devil lost this battle! The most amazing gift was that when God took her spirit to heaven, that spirit of infirmity also had to depart…….When we viewed her body for the first time at the funeral home, our entire family was overwhelmed by her appearance.  She looked like the Mommy we remembered before the disease had ravaged her body and mind.  She was Mommy and she was at peace.  The presence of the Lord was so rich; God had revealed to us that she had received the ultimate healing! No longer in bondage, but she was free!  Free at last!