My mother-in-law rallied for several months after I originally blogged this post. Nathan was able to return to Alaska over the summer and spent a wonderful week with his dear mom. This morning, she awoke in the presence of the Lord Jesus, her Savior, whom she served so very faithfully throughout her lifetime, touching so many with her kindness and love. We do not grieve as those who are without hope. She is with her Creator and Savior, and we are thankful for the hope that we have in Him.
My husband is on his way to Alaska to be with his mother and family. It is apparently time for her to be with Jesus in the heavenlies. My mother-in-law has been a tremendous light to so many people during her lifetime, and I know that while there will be earthly sorrow when she dies, there will also be great rejoicing over a life that has been well-spent.
My husband was born and raised in Nome, Alaska. His parents were missionaries to the Eskimos for many, many years, faithfully serving the Lord Jesus in a place that so few would dare to call home. Among the many ministries in which this couple served in Nome was the Cocoa House. The Cocoa House was an after-school program filled with love, Bible stories, games…and hot cocoa. Mrs. B was always there with a smile and encouraging word for the children who visited…
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