An unexpected ending to a glorious journey
Our 800-mile prayerwalk which culminated on Election Day was amazing! This intercessory journey is already bearing much fruit. Even so, I sense it is merely a spiritual springboard to the nationwide awakening we will soon see...an awakening which you and I can help to usher in, if we will receive it. I will have more to share about this in the weeks ahead...
On Election Day, the final prayerwalking day of our relay, I received an emergency call about my Mom up in Portland, Oregon. I booked the next flight out of San Diego to join my brother and sister, along with our Dad, at her hospital bedside. (Some local pastors heard the news and helped form extra relay teams so I could still make the finish line, from which I was immediately whisked away to the airport, sweaty clothes and all.)
Mom went to heaven Sunday night 11/9/14. In her final days, she'd been in tremendous pain from bone cancer throughout her body, but she's perfect now. When the time came, she let us know she was ready; she wanted to "go home" to be with Jesus.
All the grandkids got the chance to say goodbye via FaceTime, etc., and we all gathered for her memorial last Saturday, a very touching and honoring tribute. Many came to pay their respects; friends and family flew in from across the country. Our eldest, Michelle, came all the way from South Korea. In a precious note, she described Grandma's lifelong unconditional love for her as the "good kind of messy love."
That was Mom. She left an indelible mark. (See you soon, Mom!)
I've barely been home 48 hours, but I will write again in a few weeks, for there is much to do. Until then, Deanna and I pray you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. We all have much to be thankful for!
With much love,
Tom & Deanna