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GUEST POST: TO JEAN – LOVE, YOUR SON!

I consider it a most gracious miracle that God was kind to remind me this morning, through an angel named Benjamin, that sometimes you don’t have to explain yourself. Sometimes plain and simple, you got to allow others to display radical generosity in His name. So Benjamin, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

My featured GUEST BLOGGER this week is: MR BENJAMIN EDWARD, a former US Marine and now recently retired US Army officer. He currently thrives on being a mind, body, spirit enthusiast who actively continues to create a stream of joy and harmony in his life and for his family.

We all need HOPE. No matter what stage in life you are in or what you are going through — hope and positivity and love and belief will lead you to brighter places (And of course you know how I feel about the power of PRAYER and connecting to God)

This is for you. This is Benjamin’s heartwarming story: My mother was dying of colorectal cancer and there was nothing I could do for her. I was with her during her last week on earth. Day and night in the hospice room, I begged her to fight. Her liver was failing her. I begged God to save her. Please God. Please save my mom. I wasn’t angry or resentful. I was hopeful. I loved my mom and I loved God, what else was there. I knew through love miracles happen.

I spoke to her about fun times we had in the past and had classical music playing. It wasn’t until the fourth night going into her fifth day that I knew the worst was coming. Her breathing changed to a panicky gasp. It was probably the longest three hours of my life until my aunt came and begged me to go to her place and shower, nap, come back. I was so exhausted. I left. By the time I arrived her phone was ringing. It was my aunt telling me she had passed. She wouldn’t stop fighting until she knew I was gone.

Many years later when I heard Jesus say in Matthew 22:37, “Love the Lord, your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”, that I heard my mom speaking to me as well. The last week together and the knowing that regardless of anything else, there is a Divine Plan, and God holds us always in His heart.

Sweet friends, I hope you are inspired by Benjamin story today and if you are, leave some love for him in the comments or encourage one another! God bless.πŸ’•

Blessings and love…πŸ˜ŠπŸ™β€οΈ

222 thoughts on “GUEST POST: TO JEAN – LOVE, YOUR SON!

  1. While these are exhausting and sad moments, they are also beautiful moments as one departs this current abode to enter the place that our Father has prepared for those who believe and trust. It is amazing too how we sometimes have to be removed for a loved one to let go. It’s never easy and is probably the most difficult situations we face – but that’s where faith and trust come in too. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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  2. Thank you for sharing his story. I had a great-aunt who left us in a very similar way. She even told her son, while on her deathbed, she felt he was wanting her to stay. He assured her that he wanted what she desired and that he was not forbidding her to die. She smiled, patted his hand. He turned to pour a glass of water on a serving tray at that point. When he filled the glass he turned back toward her and she was dead. God’s grace is so generous. -Alan

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  3. Having just lost my Dad in hospice care and losing my mom 4 years before that, my heart goes out to you, Benjamin. May you continue to find comfort in your loving memories. These along with your faith will help to mend your breaking heart in time.

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  4. God reaches out to us when our loved ones find their health failing. I have felt similar with loved ones in my life. Some have gone to be with our Lord while others encourage me with their God-inspired will to enjoy their final time with the rest of family.

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  5. Benjamin, Thank you for sharing your story and reminder of God’s love and plan; and how vital it is that we stand in love and trust even/especially when our heart desires that which isn’t The plan. This testimony is also an encouragement that we ALL get to be together in eternity, and I look forward to meeting all of my heavenly family. Blessings β™₯

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  6. A Mother’s Love and God’s Grace

    Thank you Benjamin for your Testimony, and Thanks Godly Chic for sharing the Grace of it; The testimony. There was pain and grief, and then there is prayer and Christ always there through the time it takes for these to pass.

    My prayers with you all In peace, joy, grief and sorrow. Christ be with you in life.

    I absolutely loved loved loved this testimony.
    Peace

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  7. What a great story. One that I really needed to hear at this stage of my life. I lost my sister to colon cancer last year and find time spent with family to be more precious. We hate to see loved ones leave us, but it is a wonderful release for those suffering. Yes, we miss them. And that is what makes the time spent together now so important. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt story from Benjamin. Having lost my mum 9 years ago, I am grateful for the memories and the hope one day I will see her again in the Father’s house.
    Blessings β™₯οΈπŸ’œβ™₯οΈπŸ’œ

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  9. Thank you for sharing Benjamin’s story. I am super close to my mom and can’t imagine not being able to call her or visit occasionally when I can make the long drive. The story was incredible, and I pray God’s comfort, and believe you’ll see her again when The Lord takes you home. I hope the same when the time comes in my life if I may selfishly say πŸ™‚

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  10. Hi everyone :),
    I just wanted to take this moment to thank you all for experiencing that brief but memorable time in my life. Most of all I wanted to thank June for providing me this tremendous opportunity to reach out to all of you. You are all very fortunate to have such a guiding light in this forum. So good and kind! God Bless her always and God Bless you all.

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  11. Thanks for sharing your story. I can so relate. My dear beloved step-dad died of lung cancer. I spent his last night by his side. He loved the 23rd Psalm and asked me to repeat it over and over. When morning came I left for work while my mom and sister came in to be with him. Like you I just got to work when I got the call he had died. So thankful I got to spend that last night with him. God bless you!

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  12. I hear you, Ben. I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer in 2011. She meant the world to me, and my life has been different ever since. For one thing, I am more driven every day to make her (and God) proud. But lately, I’ve realized striving to perform at higher and higher levels isn’t always healthy, so I’ve dialed it back a bit. God and mom love me just like I am!

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    1. Awww David, thank you, and I hear you as well. My mom passed in 2005 and afterward I found myself only wanting to do good and true things as I Knew she was watching over me. I have been thinking a lot about her and life itself recently and the other day it dawned on me. I am only 5yrs away from the age when she passed at 55. I will do what she wants me to do though. Be strong for as long as I can and…be her little boy. Thanks again David.

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  13. Love is timeless. We are bound together in the spirit; love lives on regardless of all else. 1 Corinthians 6:17: “But whoever is united with the Lord is one with Him in spirit.” And so, as scripture promises, whether we live or die, we are united in Christ. Our beloveds are always with us in spirit.

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  14. I had a coworker who had the same thing happen. Her mother would not pass away until she left the room. As soon as she left, she got the call. A mother’s love continues even in the face of death. Thanks for sharing your inspiring story Benjamin. ❀️

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  15. Enjoyed Benjamin’s story. The love he has for his mother and her love for him to hang in there for him is very emotional. Also, I read many of your other posts, they are
    inspirational and encouraging Thanks for sharing Benjamin’s story and your many other inspiring posts.

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  16. I think the moment we lose our Mother is the moment we most feel God’s gift. For our Mother’s Love is that which caused our birthing into this world. She is the divine connection to existence. And when that divine connection passes away, questions begin to float – Who is holding onto me? What is guiding me now? Who cares now that she is gone?

    Hard questions that held the same answer as when she was alive – God

    God brought your mother into the world so that you too could come to be. All was shaped and all was formed to bring together this perfect reality. And no matter where your mother may be, your place with God is always there to see. Loved beyond loved, Treasured beyond Measure, Heard Beyond Belief.

    God knows. God sees. God gives.

    The question always remains – how bountifully do you believe God give to YOU?

    I think when we open our hearts to the unrealistic belief of how much God is capable of, we begin to see truly how far HE is willing to go to win our LOVE and guide our SOUL. And there is no darkness God won’t shine HIS LIGHT to clear, for with God there is no fear.

    God is TRUTH and God is LIGHT and with that there’s no need to fight.

    God will always show what is Right. Still I wonder, is God in our Sight?

    With a resounding YES! I Shout – HE is EVERYTHING to be Found. No matter where you look, no matter the question you ask, HE is there showing you ALL that you need to know. The trick is to learn to TRUST that which HE gifts, and believe there is no trick.

    Happily Ever After Has Come to set up forever in Kingdom Come.

    It makes me wonder, what will be the reality others come to know?

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      1. I love the beautiful synchronicity of the universe and how we are all guided to where we were meant to be. I love that your words brought forth such beautiful words from my being and even more that you appreciated those beautiful words I wished to share. Truly this world is a magical wonder! So full of wondrous beauty and magical connections. It’s hard to believe this is so real!

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  17. I too have begged God for the miracle that I wanted. I have prayed intensely for years for the health of my children. But God in His amazing love has blessed me with these children and through their struggles we together have learned of God’s tender love and strength amongst suffering. Because of what the kids have gone through…. they have amazing compassion for the lost and hurting, because of their suffering they have a truly personal relationship with their Creator. Because of God meeting me in my heartbreak of watching my children hurting, my relationship with Him has changed. If you asked me even five years ago where I wanted God to change my life it would have been to give my children health, but now? It is that He continues to show Himself to us in the every day life we are living, and that we can be a blessing to others. Sometimes the β€œunanswered prayers β€œ are the best answers of all. Because God reveals Himself to us throughout the process

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  18. June, you are one of the first blogs I began to read on a regular basis when I was introduced to the blogging world. I have so enjoyed your writing and heart. I just nominated you for the well deserved Sunshine Blogger Award. You may have been nominated before, but I just don’t know. I wanted to share who you are with more of those who know me. See my post today about my nominees where I give your blog a bit of a review. God’s grip. – Alan

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      1. Welcome Happy to meet you from here. I think I can touching the experiences further… you belief in God is deep…this is very inspiring to me

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  19. Quite heat warming. This reminds me of that day in May 2008 when my mother passed away. She just had a few days of fever and had a diabetic case, which was not so old and not so severe. So overall, she was quite fit, except for pain in the legs when walking.
    Her death was so sudden and unexpected. I cried a lot during the cremation ceremony and my cousins consoled me.
    Till this day I miss here. But sometimes I feel that she is still here.
    May God bless you.

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  20. Wow what a compelling story about true love between a mother and son. I hope Ben will be featured on here again. This is such a great idea and thank you for bringing us together through this beautiful blog.

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  21. It feels to be much sad moment in anybodys life when we saw our loved one is fighting with his disease, and we are really very helpless towards our loved one but we need such miracles to be happend with seeking eyes. Unfortunately……

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  22. UNkosi ukubusise, that means God bless you in my native language. Thank you for delivering this message, it was very uplifting. I am very touched. I leave you with Psalms 46:1
    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

    God will be your refuge and strength.

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  23. It is only the overwhelming and all consuming love of God that heals us. Truly Benjamin’s story is another way to really being hopeful in Christ and no matter what love Him as He loved us first.

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  24. Benjamin’s story sounds like a love that some may never experience or comprehend. A love so potent and pure that it is physically penetrating. What a treasure. I pray for Benjamin’s comfort and healing. Some say our earthly losses are Heavens gain❀️
    For it is written….
    Eye has not seen
    Ear has not heard
    Nor human mind can conceive
    What GOD has prepared for those who love HIM

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  25. Thank You, Junaisha, for sharing this. And Thank You, Benjamin for sharing Your story. I can deeply relate. I know exactly what that’s like…and how very beautiful when the realisation comes that our departed beloveds are pain free and flying high with God. Sending You much Love. πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸ¦‹

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  26. I lost both my husband and my son. thank you for sharing your story. I found a note scribbled on a piece of paper after my son Levi passed away. He wrote” life can change in a moment,live each day like you mean it and don’t look back on any regrets”.

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