Thursday, March 24, 2011

Her last gentle breath


Martha took her last gentle breath on earth and her first joyous breath in Heaven today, March 24, when her Lord Jesus came to take her to the place He has prepared for her, His perfect healing and eternal LIFE in His presence.  Rejoice with us in this victory!

Thank you so very much for your prayers for Martha and her family during this journey in which our Lord has so clearly shown His awesome grace and faithfulness through her testimony.

33 comments:

  1. I will choose to rejoice with you, but I am sad in my heart. My prayers are with you as you grieve.

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  2. I love you dear sister. You will be forever missed, until we meet again.

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  3. With great love for Martha... <3 While I'm so happy that she has finally found her way Home, I shall miss her dearly and remember her always...

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  4. Glad to hear the news that she left peacefully and now stands in the awesome radiance of our Father. May your family be blessed by the LORD and give you strength as you remember your daughter's passing. We will all meet again, on that Day, in His Glory!

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  5. Dearest Martha (Henrietta),
    I am so happy for your March into Heaven. I know you are talking with God and all of those who have gone before you. I also know that you are now our angel in heaven. Look over your family as they go through this time without you. Check in with me from time to time. You know what I mean and I know you see this. Love you, Henrietta, and I will miss you. I am a better person for knowing you and having you as my friend.
    Tammy (Frieda)

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  6. I am so glad the battle is over and Martha is finally with her Lord and Savior - what a joyous day for her! She certainly has been an inspiration to many through her blog.

    Will continue to pray for yu all throughout the coming days.

    Joan

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  7. Martha is finally at home with her Lord and Savior. She certainly has been an inspiration to many, especially with others suffering from cancer. We rejoice for her, but grieve for all of you loved ones.

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  8. You were an inspiration to me and I know many others, rest in peace Martha. I know you are up there with the Lord Jesus Christ, and yet we may grieve for our loss of you here on earth, we are rejoicing for your magnificent gain in heaven.

    See you soon.

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  9. There is joy in Heaven today! I will forever cherish my friendship with your daughter!

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  10. Hallelujah! I'm so thankful that Martha has made it home to heaven. The thought of that glorious victory, and of your family's pain, brings tears that are both mourning for your family and joyous at the thought of the testimony to God's goodness, grace and mercy that God has spread to many through Martha's life. I am so thankful that I had the privilege to read Martha blog and learn such wonderful lessons from her. Thinking of your whole family at this time and praying for you.

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  11. I am glad she has finally and peacefully made her way Home. She (and your entire family) have been an inspiration to me through the writings on her blog. Wishing Martha and the rest of your family peace and light hearts.
    Bob (& Erin) Eisenberg

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  12. Oh, she must be elated to be dancing with her Savior. I pray for her dear family to find peace and comfort in the coming days. Thank you, Martha, for sharing your life with me. I am going to miss you.

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  13. Heaven is rejoicing to receive such a precious sister in the Lord. She was a blessing to so many here. Her pilgrimage is over. She has won the race! We mourn our loss in this season of life until we again see her as a sister in Christ meeting Him in the air. My condolences to the family. May the Lord God comfort you for He is the Comforter. May you remember all the great times you had with her. My prayers are with you. Carrie

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  14. We are saddened by your post, but we rejoice with you that she is finally healed and at peace and rejoicing with her Lord. She was a wonderful testimony thru all of this, as was your family. We will continue to pray for you during this time of grieving and pray the God of comfort will be near you and give you His grace to go thru this. We will all be reunited with her someday when we go to heaven too...PTL! Love in Christ, Ron and Linda Langford

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  15. I keep thinking about how death looks from God's perspective. We pray for healing from a temporal, finite perspective. God grants ultimate healing for each of us from his timeless, infinite perspective. Martha's healing knows no bounds. It is timeless, infinite, and perfect. Praying for all of you of her dear family who are left to grapple with the loss of her wonderful presence in this temporal world that her step into eternity brings.

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  16. My heart breaks and rejoices at the same time. I will forever be blessed to have had Martha in my life. I will love her forever. She will never be forgotten.

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  17. My condolences to and continued prayers for all of Martha's Family and Friends.

    Sincerely,
    Clare

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  18. What a beautiful soul Jesus has with him in heaven. I know she was so ready to be with him. I hope she's dancing with all her might before the King. :~) Praying for your family...

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  19. the understanding, rejoicing and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ will help you through this difficult time. i am sorry for your loss... martha has touched so many lives in a very spiritual way, she has left us all a special gift, the gift of her spirit. rest in peace martha, you are forever in our hearts. <3

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  20. Aunt Martha I really miss you and will continue to miss you in the coming weeks and years. Thank you for being such a wonderful aunt to me while you were here.

    I am so glad though that you have made that final "journey to the door!" What hope.

    Our prayers and love are with you, Grandmom and G-Dad. We love you both so much and are continuing to pray for you!!!

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  21. Bless you, Martha. I hope to meet you by the river flowing from the throne of God. Revelation 22

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  22. Rest in peace Martha. I am happy you found your way home.

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  23. God bless you all....she was a true inspiration!

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  24. We enjoy with you as you enter into God's Kingdom.You will be deeply missed!Till we see you again! Meg Mason-Hahn

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  25. Martha, now you are Whole and Perfect, in every way. I miss you, but it's not without hope. I'll see you when I get there!

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  26. Dear Depp Family,

    My heart aches for your loss of such a precious gift from God, but at the same time it rejoices that she is out of pain and safe and whole again in her Savior's loving arms. Thank you Jean and Fred for sharing her with us for all these years.

    Love, hugs and prayers,

    Diane Stahl

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  27. My heart rejoices for Martha's new eternal life in heaven. She has finally won victory over cancer. I know she is enjoying her new Mansion! Peace and comfort with you all. Until we meet again in Heaven...my love always. LTW

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  28. Martha,

    Your body is gone but your spirit will continue to live on as your family believes and through the good works of your Etsy store.

    Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for leading the way with your great courage as a young woman facing cancer, courageous enough to trust in your faith as you faced what was presented to you.

    Peace and love to your family during this time and beyond.

    Karen

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  29. Natalie Wilson EastmanMarch 26, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Free at last.

    With love,
    Nat

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  30. What a beautiful human being....blessed with the complete grace of God. How truly beautiful. Looking in, you have all made this the most amazing experience. What a blessing to have such wonderful love. This family is in my thoughts, prayers, and admiration.
    - You are free now, Beautiful One. Enjoy every moment of it and soar high in His love!!

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  31. Dear Depp Family,
    I simultaneously rejoice for Martha and her transition Home into the loving arms of Jesus, and grieve for all who are left behind to miss her so greatly. What a unique, loving, strong, thoughtful woman! I must imagine that she began her blog as a way to cope with her cancer and the changes it thrust upon her life, and yet the Lord used it to touch so many. I began reading her blog because I cared about her and wanted to know how she was doing. It was the strangest thing! I found myself reevaluating my own life. Was I truly in a walk with God? Did I care enough for others or was I selfish? and on and on. Martha's open sharing of her journey ministered to me in such a powerful way! I just felt that you would want to know how profoundly she touched others and how beautifully the Lord used her thoughts and words.

    Your family will remain in my prayers as you all experience the pain of letting your cherished one go. May God bless you all.

    Becky Davis

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  32. "I feel a strong immortal hope which bears my mournful spirit up beneath its mountain load; redeemed from death, and grief, and pain, I soon shall find my friend (daughter, sister)within the arms of God." Charles Wesley

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  33. Martha was an amazing woman with a profound faith. She has and will continue to encourage me to seek truth and remain faithful. She truly has taught me a lot throughout our friendship and through her blog. So glad for her that she made her journey to the door. True life begins for her.
    Praying for you, her family, during this difficult time. My heart hurts for you.
    ~Laura Byrd

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