I Witnessed

By Robin Hellenberg (my loving sister)

Last Saturday, Raymond in his own bed, that he shared with his soulmate….  Heard “the most gentle whisper” from The One, that he wasn’t even sure would speak to him.


Jesus’ time is perfect

Saturday on 5/5 at 10:10 HE was calling to you.   It was time to release you from the pain and the battle you’d been going through.  The Father came to rescue you.  “Come blessed one, to me.”  He welcomed you with the most radiant smile.

Lisa and I saw the beauty on Raymond’s face.  Jesus had kissed him and was taking him home.  HIS glory showed on Raymond’s face.  Even in passing, he was, so, so handsome.

Raymond, how happy you must be.  You are with past generations that are welcoming you, to the castle in the sky.  Be at peace and know, today we celebrate your being and the gifts you showered on each of us.  I’m so grateful.


About 1lisaa

I've been on a spiritual quest my whole adult life. As a 59 year old retired school teacher and a long time observer of people, life, nature and miracles, I have decided to start a blog. As I began my blog I was a caregiver for my soul mate Raymond who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2011 and it has been quite a journey. Now, I continue this blog with memoirs, insights, and stories about this journey, called life. In this blog, I hope to find clarity and share spiritual lessons along the way. All comments and insights would be appreciated.
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5 Responses to I Witnessed

  1. Laurie & Bruce Anderson says:

    So beautiful and touching… this says it all and we were all very blessed to have Raymond in our lives. We were grateful to have known such a fine gentleman and to meet his family when we said our final goodbyes. It was such a loving tribute and honor and we were blessed to be there and see/hear all the beautiful stories and tributes. May you rest in peace, dear Raymond, knowing how much you were loved by all who were lucky to have known you.

  2. susy westmoreland says:

    Beautiful and touching. Though I did not know Raymond I did know him through Lisa. What a beautiful being he was. Am so grateful that he passed on in such a beautiful way with Lisa at his side.
    Love to you Lisa,

  3. Doug and Reggie says:

    The following is a pleasant way I like to think about dying: We are walking with our loved one down to the sea where a beautiful ship awaits our loved one. He kisses us goodbye and boards the ship.
    We wave and watch as it sets sail and sets out to sea. The ship gets smaller and smaller till it is finally a speck on the horizon and then, poof, it is gone from sight.

    But wait, there is a crowd on a distant shore looking out to sea, and they spot a little speck on the horizon. The speck grows larger and larger and they can see that it is a beautiful ship coming towards them. The ship docks and there is a glorious and happy reunion. Ray is with his family who preceeded him. We will one day join them all, but first we must make the most of each day that we have with our loved ones here on this side of the sea.

    All of our love, dearest daughter,

    Dad and Mom

  4. Mama says:

    Dearest Lisa,

    It is so difficult to express my feelings, but I echo all of the sentiments you have already received.
    When we met Ray, we knew you had finally found your soul mate and we thanked God that you
    would be together after we are gone. We have shared in your time together and grew to love him more each time we were with you. We are so grateful that we got home in time to see him and have such a nice visit with him, not knowing it would be his last words.

    Darling daughter, I don’t know how you survived the last months caring for Ray, the many drives to Karmanos and numerous crisis. You followed his wishes concerning his funeral and it was just beautiful. We felt the love for Raymond and for you, from his many friends and family and know you have a whole new family surrrounding you. God is with you, Lisa and now, so is Ray .

    We are so proud of you, honey, and love you more than you will ever know.

  5. Sandy says:

    Dear Lisa,
    Every morning this past week I would look for another posting & saying a prayer for you both. I’ll continue to pray for you. May the grace of God be with you & His peace give you peace. Our deepest condolences in your loss of Raymond.
    Sandy & Alan
    (Sorry for the late response, this was orginally sent on 5/12/12 – operator error)

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