Covered in Ashes and Dust

When I wrote about “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” in my last post, I didn’t realize that by Lent’s end I would be covered in both.

I’m leaving in a few minutes for Virginia to be with my mother in her final days and hours on this earth. She has terminal cancer, just diagnosed (well, sort of–long story which I will get around to telling soon), and is slipping away past. My hope is that I will get there in time to talk with her and tell her that I love her and “Nice job, Mom.” I’m pretty sure she knows I feel that way, but it would still be nice to be able to say it to her before she fades to black in a morphine drip haze.

Pray for me as I drive today, and for my family as we grieve. I will be updating on Facebook and Twitter when I can.

Into the Valley of the Shadow, pocket knife in one hand, penlight in the other.

  1. jduckbaker

    We are praying. God be with you all.

  2. JRB

    May God bless you and y’all, brother, and may you abide with Him as He grieves alongside you. We’re in prayer for you and for her as she crosses over. Be strong and courageous.

  3. Jason Bybee

    God bless you and keep you, Mike.

  4. carolinagirl

    ME: You and your family are in my prayers. E-mail me (if you’d like) and let me know how to find you on FaceBook. I finally ventured to the dark side and set-up an account.

    AK awaits…

  5. wisdom

    You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers, Mike.

  6. Brady

    We are praying, asking for strength and time.

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