Thursday, January 2, 2014

Absent from the body... present with the Lord!


In loving memory of my Mother in Law, Nellie Nywening, who died Jan. 2, 2014.

Mom was born in Paterson, NJ on June 2, 1918.  She was the dedicated wife of Albert Nywening for over 65 years, and mother to three sons, grandmother to 5, and great-grandmother to 4.   She spent the war years working for Wright Aviation in support of the World War II effort, while her husband fought as an infantryman in France.  After he was wounded in action and worked in NJ for a while, he decided he wanted to buy a farm in Goshen, NY.  Mom was a city girl and probably that wasn't her fondest thought, but she was a loving and dedicated wife and supported her husband in what he wanted to do.  So they bought a dairy farm in Goshen, NY, and raised their three boys there.

I am married to the oldest of those three boys, and I thank my Mother in Law for the training she gave to my husband.  She taught him Christian values, love for family and love for the Lord. She will be dearly missed here on earth, but we rejoice in the knowledge that having accepted the Lord as her Savior as a young woman, she is now in His presence and her pain and suffering is over.  We do not grieve as those who have no hope... for we know that we will see her again!  This is not the end for her.. it's the beginning of an eternity with Jesus Christ, and with other loved ones who have gone before.  I am sure my Father in Law was waiting for her with open arms and it makes me feel good thinking of them being together again!

Rest well, Mom!  We love you,  and we'll see you soon!




31 comments:

Maxine D said...

{{{{hugs}}}} Grace - although the thought she is with Christ and other loved family members comforts you and your husband, you will still miss her. I pray you will know Christ's peace at this time.
Blessings
Maxine

Marsha said...

Lovely tribute to your mother-in-law. Beautiful post.

SarahGeorge said...

Sorry for your loss dear Grace. May the God of peace be with you and your family especially at this time.
Hugs
Sarah.

Becky said...

Such a beautiful tribute, Grace. I know you all will miss seeing her here on earth, but there will be a time when all will be reunited. God Bless!

Christine Harrop said...

My thoughts are with you all. She will be sorely missed but knowing there will a heavenly meeting is a great help. God bless. Christine

Linda R. said...

So sorry for your loss.

Shoregirl said...

Beautiful tribute...So sorry for your loss!

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely tribute to your mother in law, may God continue to grant peace to you all

Carla S. said...

Wonderful tribute to your mother-in-law, Grace. So very sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and heartfelt sympathy. I hope that your wonderful memories of her will bring you both comfort during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

rejoicing with you in knowing that she is in Heaven

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Grace! What a beautiful tribute to your MIL, and the Lord who gives us this hope! Blessings to you and your family. I know the God of all comfort will carry you through the time of adjustment and missing this special loved one.

Brenda (LadyofCards) said...

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot hear. ~Thomas Moore

Oh what a sunrise it's going to be, death will loose it's sting,
the grave it's victory. The silence will be broken, the tears rolled away, you'll hear the voice of Angels say.... "Homecoming Day"

Grace, to you, your husband and the entire; my Deepest and Heartfelt Sympathy

Brenda (LadyofCards) said...

From the tribute you posted, your MIL was a special lady. You will miss her but the wonderful memories, the legacy she left you will be with you always.

Hugs 'N Blessings

Chrisd said...

Grace
Such a caring tribute to a special lady . Sending my prayers and hugs of comfort to the entire family during this time of mourning and while also celebrating her life.

Pattyb said...

Grace, what a wonderful tribute to your mother in law.
I am so sorry for your loss, but happy the she us with her
loved ones!

Cindi said...


Virtual hugs to you and your husband. What lovely things to say about your mother in law. She is with God and you have wonderful memories until you are with her in heaven.

Only By His Grace said...

Blessings to you and your husband dear Grace.How wonderful to know that your Mother-in Law has now met with her Maker and is there worshiping before the Throne of Glory.
May God comfort you both in this time of grieving and remind you of the wonderful times you have had with her.
Hugs and God's love,
Maz

JoAnn said...

A wonderful tribute to your MIL. May God give you comfort and peace during this time. I know it is a comfort to know she is with the Lord, but you will still miss her. Sending hugs and prayers.

Gretchen Wilson said...

What a wonderful lady she must have been in life to remembered as well as you have spoken. God with her and all of you till you meet again.

Hugs and God Bless Grace

Mickie said...

Beautiful and AMEN!

Lori A-O said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time, Bless your Mother in law!

StampingJudy said...

May God grant you His very real and very comfort during your time of loss.

Sillyfilly said...

Grace it's always hard to say good-bye no matter the circumstances. May you and your family find God's peace during this difficult time.

Sue G. said...

What beautiful words for what was obviously, a beautiful person. You were ever so fortunate to have her as a mother in law and to know that she had accepted the Lord as her Savoir. May the peace of Christ continue to be with you and your family during this trying time.

JD/ Jill said...

Thought I had commented on this post...but I don't see it...
Grace...beautiful tribute to your Mother in law...so sorry for your loss!

Becky said...

Beautiful post sending hugs :)

Earline said...

Sorry for your lost my God bless and strength you and your family doing this time will pray for all of you.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Grace I have no doubt the angels had pink balloons adorning Heaven as your sweet MIL arrived home. Hugs and prayers for you and your husband.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Grace, what a beautiful tribute to the mother of your precious husband! And what a legacy continues in her love for Christ…and now the joy (amidst the loss) of knowing that she is in the presence of the Lord…healed and complete! Praying that you all continue to grieve her loss and have the energy to do all that is necessary to memorize her life and share the precious memories of her life! Much love, dear and precious friend!

Traci S. said...

Dearest Grace and Family,
I am sorry to hear the news of your Mother-in-Law's passing. This is a beautiful tribute to her and Glory to the One who will comfort all of you as you miss spending time with her. I am so grateful that you have the assurance to know that your family members know and love our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. I'm here for you, Grace.

His,
Traci Starkweather

Leanne ... said...

How very sweet Grace of a tribute of your mother in law. Your mother in law sounded like a wonderful Christian woman. My sincere condolence to you and your family.

Heaven...how sweet the sound.

Love and {{{hugs}}}...Leanne