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Sunday, August 26, 2007

In Loving Memory of Isobel,my mum.

My loving Mum went to be with Jesus last night.August25th in Melbourne Australia. She died suddenly but peacefully in my arms with Rowan and Keith beside her too all telling her how much we loved her. We are so sad. She was a devoted mother to me, her only child and adored Granny of Rowan her only grandchild. She adored Keith who was so good to her and loved her dearly.
Please pray for us. We have no other family here. Our families are in Scotland, England and the U.S.

My Mum loved this hymn.

In heavenly love abiding, no change my heart shall fear.
And safe in such confiding, for nothing changes here.
The storm may roar without me, my heart may low be laid,
But God is round about me, and can I be dismayed?

Wherever He may guide me, no want shall turn me back.
My Shepherd is beside me, and nothing can I lack.
His wisdom ever waking, His sight is never dim.
He knows the way He’s taking, and I will walk with Him.

Green pastures are before me, which yet I have not seen.
Bright skies will soon be over me, where darkest clouds have been.
My hope I cannot measure, my path to life is free.
My Savior has my treasure, and He will walk with me.



  • At 11:53 AM, Blogger gail said…

    Kimmer said...
    I was so sorry to hear of your Mum's passing.
    Praying for you, Keith, & Rowan and others:
    that the Lord will console and comfort your hearts,
    that He will be your Strong Tower, your Peace... your Comfort... your sustenance
    and that He will surround you with the presence of His love
    blessings, peace, and love

    7:07 AM

  • At 11:56 AM, Blogger Karen said…

    I am sorry to hear of your loss Gail. As an only child I could have an inkling of how you may be feeling. My Dad is S.Army too. I have told the 'girls'. Will be praying for you all. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post about your Mum. What a lovely name :-)

  • At 12:51 PM, Blogger Sunny said…

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

    2 Cor. 1:3-4

    Thinking about you and praying for you during this difficult time, blue.

  • At 2:07 PM, Blogger Julie said…

    I saw on comment on Carolanne's blog and came over to offer my sympathy. I am sooo sorry!!
    May God comfort your grieving hearts and surround you with His family!!
    My daughter is an only child -- I think when you lose your parents that is the most difficult time of feeling alone. I pray that God will so fill that empty place with Himself that you will walk in the circle of His loving arms.

  • At 5:56 PM, Blogger Carolanne said…


    Thinking of you and praying for you at this time.

  • At 10:05 PM, Blogger zephaniah3:17 said…

    What a beautiful hymn. What a beautiful tribute.

    You are Isobel's legacy, Gail, and Rowan is yours. Her strong faith lives on in you and you have now passed it on to your son. May Isobel's belief in the Savior she now sees face-to-face continue to impact the generations to come.

    Praying that God will be nearby as you, Keith and Rowan grieve the loss of your precious Mum.


  • At 3:16 AM, Blogger BunnyGirl said…

    I am sorry to hear that your mum has passed away. I pray that you will know comfort as you mourn her passing as will your family .

  • At 3:54 PM, Blogger Valerie said…

    Hey Blue,

    Such beautiful words. I know you will miss your mum, but rest assure that you will one day be reunited at the throne of God.

    Your mom fought the good fight of faith and is now in her rightful place in eternity with Jesus.

    I pray peace upon you, keith and rowan and ask God to let you see beyond your hurt and into his loving arms where your mum is safe and secure.

    love you lots,


  • At 5:43 PM, Blogger angel said…

    BIG hugs and lotsa love coming your way gail!
    my heart absolutely aches for you sweetie pie...

  • At 2:52 AM, Blogger Debrand said…

    You're never alone. God has given you a new family, even though it's just bloggers. We love you and are with you in your loss. Thankfully you knew where she was going and you'll see her again.

  • At 8:10 AM, Blogger gail said…


  • At 11:23 AM, Blogger higgie07 said…


    Thinking of you and your family today. Much love to all of you.

  • At 12:29 PM, Blogger Liz said…


    am praying and what beauty you have shared.

    Your Mum is smiling down on you from heaven above. here is a peom I found... I hope you are blessed by it.

    To My Dearest Family

    Some things I'd like to say

    But first of all to let you know

    That I arrived okay

    I'm writing this from Heaven

    Where I dwell with God above

    Where there's no more tears

    Or sadness there

    Is just eternal love

    Please do not be unhappy

    Just because I'm out of site

    Remember that I'm with you

    Every morning, noon and night

    That day I had to leave

    When my life on Earth was through

    God picked me up and hugged me

    And He said I welcome you

    It's good to have you back again

    You were missed while you were gone

    As for your dearest family

    They'll be here later on

    I need you here so badly

    As part of My big plan

    There's so much that we have to do

    To help our mortal man

    Then God gave me a list of things

    He wished for me to do

    And foremost on that list of mine

    Is to watch and care for you

    And I will be beside you

    Every day and week and year

    And when you're sad

    I'm standing there

    To wipe away the tear

    And when you lie in bed at night

    The days chores put to flight

    God and I are closest to you

    In the middle of the night

    When you think of my life on earth

    And all those loving years

    Because you're only human

    They are bound to bring you tears

    But do not be afraid to cry

    It does relieve the pain

    Remember there would be no flowers

    Unless there was some rain

    I wish that I could tell you

    Of all that God has planned

    But if I were to tell you

    You wouldn't understand

    But one thing for certain

    Though my life on Earth is o're

    I am closer to you now

    Than I ever was before

    And to my very many friends

    Trust God knows what is best

    I'm still not far away from you

    I'm just beyond the crest

    There are rocky roads ahead of you

    And many hills to climb

    But together we can do it

    Taking one day at a time

    It was always my philosophy

    And I'd like it to be for you too

    That as you give unto the World

    So the world will give to you

    If you can help somebody

    Who is in sorrow or in pain

    Then you can say to God at night

    My day was not in vain

    And now I am contented

    That my life it was worthwhile

    Knowing as I passed along the way

    I made somebody smile today

    So if you meet somebody

    Who is down and feeling low

    Just lend a hand to pick him up

    As on your way you go

    When you are walking

    Down the street

    And you've got me on your mind

    I'm walking in your footsteps

    Only half a step behind

    And when you feel the gentle breeze

    Or the wind upon your face

    That's me giving you a great big hug

    Or just a soft embrace

    And when it's time for you to go

    From that body to be free

    Remember you're not going

    You are coming here to me

    And I will always love you

    From that land way up above

    We'll be in touch again soon.

    P.S. God sends His Love

    Author Unknown


  • At 12:31 PM, Blogger Liz said…

    by the way I love her name,

    Issabell is how I would spell it.

    is the pronunciation the same?

    take care and don`t be a stranger.

    Love and miss you Blue.

    Bizzy Lizzy


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