A New Body in Christ


This morning at 3:30 we held the hand of my sweet sister, Wanda, as she took her last struggling breath here….and stepped over into Heaven and drew a deep cleansing breath of celestial air. Her loving husband, Mark, my mother, my youngest sister Aimee, our home church pastor, Reverend Tommy Moore, and myself were all kneeling and in prayer—-releasing her to our Father, who stepped from His heavenly home to our earthly one to escort His beloved sweet child home.

We will miss her deeply, but we rejoice with her greatly! The pain and suffering she has endured these past, almost 44 years, has been heartbreaking to watch….but she suffers no more. On the last day of this month, she will celebrate her 44th birthday—in heaven. I can only imagine the party my Father will throw for such a faithful beloved child.

With deep gratitude, I thank each of you faithful readers, for your prayers and sweet comments, either by e-mail or on this blog. Our hearts have been greatly blessed by reading your kind words. This week will be full, therefore I will not be posting again for my usual Thankful Thursday. But rest assured, we are thankful….that she is doing things in heaven she could never do on this earth. As the Lord leads, I will share sweet moments of her final days with us.

We are all…..


27 responses to “A New Body in Christ

  • Robin

    Oh Angie – my heart breaks for your great loss as I know how you are going to miss this dear sister on earth. And I rejoice with you that you WILL see her again – this separation is only temporary. My prayers are with you sweet girl – and I can already tell that the God we love and serve so willingly is already sustaining you in His powerful hand. Praise God.

  • Jennifer

    I am so sorry. I know you are already missing her dearly. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers at this difficult time in your life.I picture Wanda “whole” in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father breathing in the wonderful fragrance of his almighty love.

  • Lisa McGriff

    I’m so sorry. After I got your text last night, I began to pray for comfort for you and your family. There was such peace. She is whole now! She is healed! She is rejoicing with the Lord! I love you so much, my dear sweet friend.

  • Tami Boesiger

    I am so sorry, Angie. May God comfort you and help you heal.

  • Connie@Little Red Hearts From God

    I can hardly speak… I’m overwhelmed with heartache for you…No words for you.. just lifting you up in prayer…It is reassuring to know we will be together again but it still hurts, does it not?Much love to you my friendConnie

  • Darnelle

    Angie,My heart is heavy for you and your family. It is so wonderful that you have one another. I know Wanda will be missed and we are asking the Father to overwhelm you all with His comfort and the Peace that only He can give. Thank you for sharing Wanda’s life with us. Blessings Sister,Darnelle

  • Anonymous

    Dear Angie,There are no words sufficient to express how sad your loss of Wanda must be to you, her precious sister, and all of your family. My heart aches for all of you.Even though I never had the privilege to meet her, I felt such a bond of love towards her and the Lord woke me many times in the night to pray for Wanda, since we arrived here at the Camp.We know that she did get her complete healing, but, you will miss her dearly in the coming days, weeks, and years.You are such an inspiration to me, Angie, and I will continue to keep you bathed in prayers in the days ahead,asking the Lord to comfort you as you grieve this great loss of Wanda.If there is anything I can do, please let us know.With all my love and God’s Blessing,Judy SchauderMAPS RV Volunteer

  • Darlene

    I’m so sorry, Angie. My heart breaks for you. My prayers are with you all.

  • Denise

    My dear friend, I am hurting for you. Your precious sister is dancing with Jesus now, and will forever watch over you. You are being lifted up in my prayers, I love you, and I am truly sorry for your great loss.

  • Lynn

    Angie,You know my heart breaks for you. I am holding you and all of your family in prayer, asking for comfort.She is with Jesus. That is where we all long to be. Love you and holding you before the throne, Lynn

  • Nise'

    I am so sorry for you and your family and will keep everyone in my prayers.

  • Ann V.@HolyExperience

    We weep.But she dances. And soon, us too. We’re all homeward bound.Today, we pilgrims wipe away the tears… and smile. We deeply ache for the heart companion. But keep pressing on. For Home is right up ahead.How I send love, dear Angie… Keep trusting. He’s walking with us.All’s grace,Ann

  • Kathy S.

    Oh Angie, I had no idea she was so close to Home… No doubt the Lord will carry you in a most profound way as he has been through this journey. Comfort. What comfort knowing where she is…in tears, Kathy

  • eph2810

    Oh, Angie, I am sitting here at my laptop reading this post about your sister’s homegoing and can’t but help crying. I know what you will deeply miss your sweet sister. But know what she will be waiting for you in Heaven.((((hugs)))) and much love,<>< Iris

  • Linda

    I am so sorry Angie. It is not what we wanted – how we prayed for a miracle – but we have that hope in Christ which is miraclulous in and of itself. I know how your hearts will miss her. I pray Jesus will be your peace and comfort during this time. I continue to pray for all of you.

  • Vicki

    I ache for your loss. It’s always bittersweet, for while we know she sees the face of Jesus and rejoices, you will miss her so much. Sending all my love and prayers for your comfort…hugs,Vicki

  • Marsha

    Oh Dear Sister! I’m so sorry for the loss you and your family are experiencing right now, but I rejoice that she is no longer in pain, she is completely healed. How blessed to be absent from the body and present with the Lord. You all continue in my prayers.

  • lori

    you know how I feel…“I’ll be a witness in the silences when words are not enough…”praying for peace and trust…hold each other tight.hugs,lori

  • ellen b.

    My heart, my tears, my plea for comfort and peace for all of you are pouring out. I wish I could give you a big hug…

  • kansasrose

    Dear Angie,My heart goes out to you in the loss of your dear sister. She is with our Lord. Just know you and your family is being lifted up to Him for peace and comfort. Jenny

  • Marsha

    This Thankful Thursday I am thankful for our loving, compassionate Father who I know is wrapping His arms around you today, to comfort you, to give you peace.

  • Crystal Clements

    You know that I love you and you are my sunshine! I’m praying for you and your family. I love you!!!

  • Woman in the Tent

    Just know you are remembered in prayer. Laura

  • Sheila

    Praying for you at this moment. Sheila

  • Tiffany Stuart

    Angie, I’m so sorry for your heartache. I cried just reading your post. I can’t imagine letting go of someone I love so dearly. I praise God for the ways He is loving and dancing and singing over Wanda. She is finally free. And feeling more love than she could’ve ever dreamed of.May God fill you with joy and peace as you rest in His comfort and love.I still trust Him with you.

  • Pia

    i am so sorry to hear about your loss. i admire so much how you and your family handled the situation. so very brave or you. it is so evident how you put your trust in Him even in this painful event. said a prayer for you and your family. you’re truly an inspiration…

  • Joanne

    Goodness, this was hard to read today. What a beautiful sister you have. Yesterday, it was eight years since my mom passed away, I konw the hurt. But praise God, I also know the hope.Lets make a deal Angie…when we get to Heaven I will introduce my mother to your sister?!?Blessings, Joannep.s. Looking forward to giving you a hug in person at the She Speaks conference in June.

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