It was 9:30PM when we kissed mom goodnight. She seemed at peace, albeit her breathing was more shallow than the day before. We all felt like we were ready for some rest and we left for my sister’s home not too far up the mountain. It felt good to stretch out and lie down in our beds for the night. It was 3:00AM when I heard my sister’s voice call my name a couple of times. I opened my eyes and learned that the hospice nurse called to tell us that mom passed away peacefully in her sleep. We gathered ourselves, and my brother, sister, and I headed down to begin the process of caring for my mom’s body. When we arrived and stood over my mom, it was sweet to think that she left here peacefully. It was clear that only a body remained and now mom was with Jesus, my dad, her parents, family, and friends, and on and on we could go. She is home. We will miss her presence and now look forward to our reunion in heaven. Thank you, Lord, for Your promise and hope.