Sunday, February 22, 2009

Some Would Say We Lost Our Cindi

But you can't say someone is lost
When you know where they are!!
Cindi went to be with the Lord
On Valentine's day.
If you knew Cindi you know how much she Loved Jesus.
I am not talking she liked him a little bit.
She sang on the Worship Team at church and she would say to her friends that would tell her they couldn't sing, You aren't singing for these people to hear you,
You are singing to Our Jesus!
She sang with the passion that consumed her.
Now she is singing to the lover of her soul.
I am so grateful for your prayers and your comments.
I want to tell you that the power of them was truely in that hospital room.
She was unable to breath on her own and so that tough decision came.
My brother thought he would be a basket case but he told me that when he was given the pen to sign the paper removing life support, a PEACE came over him like he had never felt before.
As we waited by her bed during her final moments one of the sweetest things happened.
When the monitor came to zero my brother gently kissed her and said goodbye my little sweetie.
The monitor jumped back up to 18 then slowly back to zero and with that he gave her one more kiss. The monitor jumped back to 18 and then back to zero and with that he gave her her final kiss. He told me later that Cindi would always tell him after he kissed her,
"I love your Kisses. Can I have one more?"
In her final moments she played her little kissing game one last time with my brother.
She got her Valentine's Day kisses.
Please continue to keep my brother in your prayers.
Knowing you have people praying just means the world to me!


Connie said...

I cannot tell you how sorry I truly truly am for your and your brother's loss of Cindi, honey. I sit here with huge tears streaming down my face thinking what a beauty you all have lost but you are right. She is with the Savior now. Please accept my condolences because there is nothing in this world that will assuage your sorrow at this moment.

Rose Haven said...

Awwwwwww Becky...I'm so sorry for you and your family at the loss of Cindi! We'll be praying for all of you as you move forward...through this.

Praise the Lord...she is with Jesus right now!!

Jan & Tom

Bo said...

Hello Becky..I'm coming over via
Jan & Tom's place...Cindi was a beautiful lady and the way you have described her, she was beautiful inside & out! I offer my condolences to your brother & your entire family over losing an earth angel as she transitioned to Heaven. God's blessings be upon you! Bo

Zebu said...

Oh Becky,

Thank you for the update. I have wondering all week, as I have been praying for Cindi and all of you, how things were. I am so thankful that the Lord brought peace to your brother. I am SO very happy that he can feel that at this difficult time. Please pass on to him our prayers and love for all of you so that he knows that he is not alone.

God bless you all.


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful story of Faith. Please know that prayers are said for your family and especially your brother.

tardevil said...

Oh Becky, I was wondering how you all were doing. I'm so sorry for your loss. Just ditto to everything Connie said. I couldn't say it any better. God bless you all. What a sweet story about her last breaths. I hope God's had will comfort you all through the coming days!

Oma aka Meme said...

prayers and tears- this reminds me so much of when papa hubby left me to go be with his Lord and Savior- my heart goes out to you and your family and especially her hubby- it is hard to let is a sorrow mixed with joy- praying- huggles from Meme

lvroftiques said...

I am so so sorry for your loss. I know the good Lord needed her to come home, but my heart is breaking for your brother. Although I never met Cindi, I'm sure she's singing her sweet heart out with the angels! I will certainly keep him, and all of your family in my prayers. Vanna

SherryRoseBella said...

Dear your Joy Bubble is spreading her joy in Heaven. I'm sure God needed her for something very special. I know that her loved ones are left behind to miss her face, her voice, her touch, her special ways and I pray that God will make it easier and easier for all of you to handle. My thoughts are with you. I must say that I have been praying and praying for Cindi and wondering how she was. We don't always understand God's plan for us but we can always trust in Him and know that it is His will.
Also, what a special last kiss!!
love & hugs,

cityfarmer said...

Becky ...can you even believe the thread of believers that has become woven into our lives. Just know that you and your family will be in all of our prayers for a long long itme...I KNOW this to be months later bloggers are still asking about and praying for my hubby's full recovery from a brain inhury. I am amazed every day!!!

May God CONTINUE to show His mighty power to you and your family in a way that you would have never know unless walking this road. Trust me, you will come to know the Father in a way beyond words.

Please know that you can call on us anytime with new requests and struggles. We care and we are now part of your family.

My DH does the SAME thing with the kissing issue. When he lay unconscious for 5 days, I would kiss him all over. I would read Psalms to him in the dimly lit room of ICU. I KNOW he could hear me. Your story needs to be told again and again, especially to couples. We don't about tomorrow. Kiss em' once and then kiss em' again!!!

God bless you dear dear friend....and kiss your brother for all of us...he might need this a whole lot more often now!

cityfarmer said...

p.s. honey

This touched me !!!!!
... my name is made me smile with the joy bubble nickname!

Lady-in-the-Making said...

Becky, while I am so sorry for you and your brother - this is such a beautiful story.

I think that is the sweetest thing I've ever read. What a beautiful way for her to enter eternity.

God bless you and your family.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Good morning Becky,
I have been checking your blog every day to get an up date on your sweet Joy Bubble....from the bottom of my heart I am so sorry for your loss....I will keep your family and your brother in my thoughts and prayers.....
Love and Hugs,
Mo :-)

Margaret's Ramblings said...

How very sad for you all but take comfort in the beautiful life she had. You are in my heart and prayers, Margaret

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Sharon~heartsongs said...

I am so very sorry for your loss of Cindi. But I am also thankful that you have the peace that comes with knowing where she is. I will continue to pray for you, your brother and your family.

Anonymous said...

Oh Becky, I am so sorry about your SIL's passing. It is hard to figure out why but then like you said we just have to seek comfort from the ALL KNOWING and realize that she is singing with JESUS right now. Life truly is a gift, we can't take it for granted.


Myrna said...

Words fail me...please you know you and yours will continue to be in my prayers.
Thank you for sharing such a thoughtful, sweet and intimate post.
In His love,

countrycharisma said...

Becky, I had been checking your blog every day to see how Cindyi was doing. I am so sorry for your brother and all of you at her passing, but knowing she is a believer and is with our Savior is so very comforting. I am sure she is singing with the heavenly praise teams. I will continue to pray for your family as the days to come will still be trying. I know the Holy Spirit will continue to comfort Mark and all of you, Thank you so much for sharing the sweet story of her departure. blessings, carrell

vintagewindow said...

Becky, I'm so sorry for the loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. The story of Cindi's final moments in this world were so sweet.

God Bless


Connie said...

Becky, I wish I had your email so these thoughts could be kept private between us but no matter. I don't know why but her death touched me so deeply. Whether it's because she was so young and beautiful or the story about the kisses, but it truly just melted my heart and the tears just flowed. We all face this situation and I'm hoping I don't have to face it for a very long time, but as you can attest here it strikes us all - young and old. Soooooo very sorry and sad to have it happen to such a beauty so young.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Becky, I am so sorry about Cindi. May God put his comforting arms around you and your family at this time.God bless you.

Picket said...

Becky....I don't have the words to even express how sorry I am about your family's loss of that dear prayers are with you and yours dear friend and I rejoice with you in knowing that she knew the Lord and He knew her! Take care sweetie.


Oh Becky, I am so sorry to hear this news!! I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. I am also sorry that I haven't been over here but my comp crashed and today is the first day I was able to use it. Please forgive me my sweet friend and if there is anything that I can do for you and your family please let me know.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh Becky I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brothers wife Cindi. My heart breaks for you and your family. Its so tough to lose someone you love so much. I'm praying that God will reduce the pain that is in all of you concerning Cindi's absents.

Lee Laurie said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Please know that there are many of us out here praying for you and your family.

Beverly said...

Becky, I am so sorry that I did not know this. I will keep you all in my prayers. Your sweet Cindi must be smiling at all the love she is seeing.

God bless you all.

Carolyn said...

I am so sorry for you and your brother's of Cindi. May God surround you with his love.
Take care,

A Romantic Porch said...

Becky, How did I miss this posting until now? My heart is broken for your family. I hope you are feeling God's strength. Though it is several weeks down past, I want you to know that I care and I am sorry. xo rachel

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Becky, I'm so sorry about Cindi.

LillyB said...

Cindi is with Jesus!!! I pray your memories will bring you comfort and your faith will remind you that Cindi is where we strive daily to be! God Bless you and yours.
Love Lilly

bamagirl said...

Your story about your sister in law touched hear the way you described her she was truly an angel on earth...she has inspired me to be more in love with Jesus...thank you for her story!