I remember the Teddy Bear Clock that I placed on my fire place mantle shortly after my step son gave it to me. Little did I know that this would be the last gift I'd ever received from Toby! He apologized by saying that he knew how much I loved Teddy Bears and that this was the best he could do but . . . the pendulum did not work. I'd never seen him so proud about the gift he presented! His life appeared to be taking a turn for the better and he anounced his engagement with their upcoming plans. We were so excited for them! I had noticed that Toby did not look well and that he was making contact with all of his friends. We dropped hints that maybe he ought to think about a Dr. visit. All Toby could say was, "You know how I can't stand to go for medical assistance!" So life continued as though it were normal but . . . it really wasn't. Shortly down the road we got the emergency call therefore rushed to a Newport Beach Hospital! The news was not good at all. Toby had checked himself into the Emergency Room to be told that his heart was four times the size that it should be. It was a given that Toby loved to surf! Little did we know that this would be the root of his death! He had caught a virus from the ocean in which increased his organs by four times! This was all difficult to comprehend! We were not given much hope and it could be a matter of days or hours. Toby continued to decline and we soon noticed that the hallway walls of the I.C.U. were lined up with young people close to the same age as Toby. There had to be fifty plus; twenty-three year old adults hoping for a miracle! We spent days just hanging around looking for a ray of hope. The hospital provided me with a hospital bed because I was not well myself. Day after day this appeared to not look well at all. We witnessed three blue codes being called then . . . on our May 9th, fifth year anniversary Toby was pronounced dead. We followed his funeral request of having a party. The restaurant closed down just to have the party as Toby desired. Many came for the food and drinks on the house. After that there was a burial at sea. This was the most difficult moment, but Jesus provided the necessary strength needed! After the funeral I often viewed the Teddy Bear Clock! Months went by then one day I could not believe my eyes! The pendulum worked just fine! It was like a gift sent from Heaven to let me know it's ok! I continue to miss Toby and always will but now it simply different! That Teddy Bear Clock works even today! Have you seen something that you simply cannot explain? Let it be an encouragement to those that are truely greiving! Thank you for listening.

Blessings to you!
Pastor Barb

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that was very nice, I took care of my mom sice I lost my dad when I was 16. I made a commiment never to leave her side nore put her in a nursing home.  three months ago after a long 10 year battle with diabeitas and heart failure, God allowed me to be bye her side. In Febuary we had a leg removed, and she said How am I to enter in to Heavens Gate with only one leg, I did not know what to say, a few month later she asked again, but this time I answere, for those who are blind and can not see, shall see streets of gold, and for those who can not walk and miss limbs, shall fly and dance in the present of the lord. she never asked the question again.

enclose I shall attach my final hours with my mom. I hope you read it. I hope you reply. My english is not the greatest nor my spelling buit it comes from the heart

thanks

dave



Dave said:

that was very nice, I took care of my mom sice I lost my dad when I was 16. I made a commiment never to leave her side nore put her in a nursing home.  three months ago after a long 10 year battle with diabeitas and heart failure, God allowed me to be bye her side. In Febuary we had a leg removed, and she said How am I to enter in to Heavens Gate with only one leg, I did not know what to say, a few month later she asked again, but this time I answere, for those who are blind and can not see, shall see streets of gold, and for those who can not walk and miss limbs, shall fly and dance in the present of the lord. she never asked the question again.

enclose I shall attach my final hours with my mom. I hope you read it. I hope you reply. My english is not the greatest nor my spelling buit it comes from the heart

thanks

dave

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How beautiful! Your words speak of the relationship you have with your Mom but also your Lord! Gosh, I remember the song, "Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place." I sang that song with my triplet siblings! As you walk this journey without your Mom directly by your side stand in the fact that the Lord will never leave or forsake you and that he is with you at all times! If you need a listening ear I am here & you can give me a call. I can also be found at www.thejabezfoundationministries.org

Blessings my Friend,
Pastor McGuckin

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