My Mom was dying of cancer. My beautiful, vivacious and wonderful Mom who never hurt anyone and whom everyone loved... And I was kind of mad at God about it and had asked him before to please heal her and then Why is this Happening? The end was near and my poor Mom hung on to life so tenaciously.
She was even a little scared, which surprised me knowing her faith in God. We even talked about it and I said I had read near death experiences and that she should go to the light and not worry about my daughter and me, to just move forward to the light so not to get stuck here.
The last day of her life finally came and I was sitting at her bedside asking God Why does she have to suffer so badly? How much longer is this going to last? It hurts to see how she suffers, I can't take much more of this before I lose my mind... And I heard Jesus say "Verily I say unto you, this day she will be with me in Paradise." Did I really hear that or am I imagining things?
After a short while my Mom asked me to read from the bible so I picked it up and just opened it at random. Can you guess where? At Calvary with Jesus talking to the thief hanging next to him and telling him he'd be in Paradise with him that day. It freaked me out, but I said nothing.
Later that night I was sitting at her bedside and I was so tired I fell asleep. In between sleeping and waking up I heard someone singing The Lord's Prayer and I could hear my Mom excitedly trying to tell me why she had to suffer, etc. She sounded well and happy, as if she only had a few moments and was on her way up and out. I woke all the way up and saw that she had passed. I was upset because I had fallen asleep but I firmly believe she was saying goodbye as I woke up and I clearly heard a man singing The Lord's Prayer.