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MY HEART WAS BROKEN BUT I KNEW THERE WAS A BETTER TIME

Updated on December 12, 2012

Ms. Mimi

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(This is a true story about a sweet soul that was a member of my church that I loved dearly. Her name is Ms. Mimi.)


FEEDING ON HESITATION

Miss MIMI is gone.

Miss Mimi was a wonderful woman. She was our grandmother in the church. If you had any questions about life marriage or anything she was the woman to go to.

She was 90 years old; she had out lived two husbands and she was loved by all.

Ms. Mimi had helped countless striving young people become ministers. If they needed a place to live she would move their whole family in to her home to live. She would feed them and make sure they had clothes. Her and her husband helped build the church we go to.

As Ms. Mimi aged, she got sicker. I had gone to see her and take her lunch when she admitted to me she was ready to go home to be with the Lord.

Although she was bedridden she was instructing everyone what she was going to wear when Jesus came to get her. She admitted that an Angel had visited her in her dreams to tell her she would be going home very soon. I had never seen anyone so excited about dying. Needless to say I was amazed.

All I wanted to do was cry, but how could I when I had this brave woman anticipating what was going to come.

Oh Ms. Mimi

Lovely that you are

Your spirit so attuned

To the knowledge of our

Lord

For your final journey

What a wonderful time

You will have

With the greatness

And being shared

With so many before

Your excitement is overwhelming

The joy of your spirit

So ecstatic

‘If I wait Lord, you’ll cause it to bloom not just in good time, but in your perfect time.”

Ms. Mimi would pray so sweetly and elegantly and with diligence to her sweet Lord, just knowing and believing that she would be made whole when she would be home with her Lord.

You see she had a several strokes and she was crippled by rheumatic arthritis. She was in a wheelchair and in a lot of pain. I could go on with all her illnesses and needless to say she was ready to go home.

The day she died we all stopped and held each other and cried and then we realized she was with her Lord and no more pain.

That morning I sang her a song. As I cried I tried my best as I sang how much I loved her and was going to miss her but I knew I would see her again one day.

I love you Ms. Mimi.

Love Debbie

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.

©Copyright 2012 by POET DEBORAH BROOKS-LANGFORD

I tried singing this song that sunday morning..

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you so much Dawn I am so glad you enjoyed Ms Mimi.. she was so special.

      Debbie

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Ms. Mimi does sound like an angel. I know how much it hurts, to miss someone. But I guess She lives on in your life... ((((hugs))) and love to you. Have a blessed day! Peace.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      prasetio30 I am so glad you liked my hub on Ms Mimi.. she was so wonderful..

      AEvans was such a blessing.. I am so blessed to have known her.

      God Bless you both

      Debbie

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Ms.Mimi sounded like a blessing from the Lord. Reading this stirred my spirit and my heart filled with with a joyful noise when the Lord told me she was a gift to all who knew her. You are so blessed to have known her and you are a blessing to all of us for sharing her with us. Keep doing what you are doing. :)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This was so beautiful. You are very kind and I am glad to know this from you. Take care and God bless you!

      Love and peace,

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Well thank you sweet Caroline.. You are a wonderful person yourself.

      Blessing to you

      Debbie

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Very beautiful tribute Debbie. You are a wonderful person.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Karaoke guy she was a wonderful person

      Debbie

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      great tribute to your friend, ms deborah

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      ExoticHippieQueen Ms Mimi is having a good time. she is fine..

      Blessing to you

      Debbie

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      ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

      May the beautiful Ms. Mimi rest in peace...........

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Beth thank you for voting up.. and so glad you like it..

      Felixedet2000 I am so glad you enjoyed this tribute to my wonderful friend Ms Mimi

      God bless you Sue thank you for visiting and commenting

      His Daughter..You are right I have learned so much from her. she was a very wise woman

      Shell-Belle nice to meet you so glad you visited and commented

      bless you all

      Debbie

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      Shell-Belle 5 years ago from Mesa

      Waht a touching tribute. Your story lifted my spirits. Thank you for sharing. Voted up. God bless.

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      His daughter 5 years ago

      There are always those who in our life are very special and we have learned so much from...our lives are richer because of them. These are also the ones because of their impact upon us, we can pick up where they left off and use what has been imparted to impart to others. I pray that will be true for you. Blessings.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Debbie,

      I was deeply touched by your beautiful tribute to your friend, Ms. Mimi. Very fitting for such a special lady.

      God Bless

      Voted up and away.

      Have a good day.

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      Felixedet2000 5 years ago from The Universe

      Wow, i am so amazed, you are a rare gem indeed in the like of ms-Mimi. Thanks for this emotional hub, i love it so much.

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      Beth Perry 5 years ago from Tennesee

      Debbie, what a truly beautiful Hub! Your rich and heartfelt words leave me feeling like I almost know this wonderful Ms. Mimi.

      Voted up and it was a privilege to read.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Krystal. so glad you liked it. and thanks for commenting..

      Debbie

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Losing people we love is so hard. Yet, having their memories does bring comfort. Beautiful Debbie!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Astra Nomik .. I appreciate your comments. yes she was a wonderful person to be around.

      blessing to you

      Debbie

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      Cathy Nerujen 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Dying and death is not a bad thing when the person faces her own ending without fear or worry. She must have been blessed and known and saw it and was at peace with herself and the world. She sounds like she was a special person. Mimi sounds like a person who was well worth knowing. This is a very moving hub.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Betty. Be blessed Day.

      Debbie

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      Betty Dye 5 years ago

      This was awesome

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you asmaiftikhar.. You are. so awesome nice to meet you.. God bless you

      Debbie

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      asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

      Voted up ! Debo that is really a master piece of English literature.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Vellur.. you are so right beautiful people like Ms. Mimi makes the world go around. she was wonderful. God Bless you for commenting.

      Debbie

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Generous ,kind hearted, warm and loving people like Miss Mimi, makes the world go around and a better place to live in.A heart touching hub.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Cloud thank you for sharing.. Happy valentines day to you .

      Debbie

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Awe, this is so heart warming, and it goes to show the true inner spirit of a woman known as Ms Mimi, your love for her transcends time and space, and enters the spiritual realm and for that you're surely going to meet again.

      I loved every bit of this hub, and this one is being shared outside of hubpages indeed. I love your writing style and ability, awesome job here. Voted up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Always exploring Ms Mimi was a great wonderful Godly woman and a wonderful grandmother and friend.I was very blessed to have known her.

      writer the whole church mourns her loss but we all know she is with the Lord. she is happy not in pain. Thank you for your wonderful comments.

      anndavis25..she was a wonderful person thank you for commenting and visiting. God Bless you.

      Pickle Ms Mimi is having fun with Jesus. thank you for visiting..

      Gypsy thank you always visiting and commenting.. Ms Mimi is probably leading the Angel choir LOL.

      Donna..She was a wonderful Godly woman her tribute leads all for us all.

      acaetnna.. I am so glad you liked my story of this wonderful woman.

      Oh Mary You are so special thank you for liking my story about this wonderful woman.

      God Bless you all

      And HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

      DEBBIE

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Eddy, thank you for your kind words. you are a dear friend.

      Dr. Truthman. she was such a wonderful and Godly woman I am so blessed to have known her.

      D.S. thank you I am so glad you visited yes you know all about this precious woman,

      Teaches..we are so blessed with woman like her. thank you for commenting.

      rambansal..thank you for commenting and yes I agree with you.

      Leah being her granddaughter I know know what I am talking about you are so precious yourself. God Bless you.

      Debbie

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      So very sad and beautiful at the same time ;straight from your heart Debbie and it says so much about you.

      Take care my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Great job, wonderfully done although sad, still beautiful because of Ms Mimi's testimony for the Lord. I loved the Journeymen rendition of "Sweet, sweet Spirit"

      Very well done and I could feel your pain. I voted UP all across except for funny.

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      D. S. 5 years ago

      Mimi was such a down to earth sounding board. She taught me that true submission to the Lord took great strength. Every year on her birthday, I stop to thank the Lord for allowing her to have been in my life. Thank you, Deb, for the wonderful poem and story. Very uplifting. People like Mimi and you are the people that I hope I am like when I grow up.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      What a blessing to have had such a wonderful relationship with such a beautiful person. She left quite a positive impression on your life. I have had a couple of older Godly women mentors in my life that have helped me understand myself better. Thank you for sharing.

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      Ram Bansal 5 years ago from India

      Remembering a veteran with respect pays in form of inspirations, and you deserve that. Thanks for showing a path to humanity of remembering the veterans. voted up.

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      Leah Watkins 5 years ago

      Thank you for this mrs debbie:) Mimi truly was the best grandmother, but more than that the most wonderful Godly mentor I had as a young girl!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is precious Debbie. You were so lucky to have known Ms. Mimi. She sounds so much like my Grandmother Minnie. She used to say that she would be so happy when she could go home to be with God. One day she ate lunch, laid down across her bed and died, no pain, not a word spoken. The only way we felt sad was knowing she wouldn't be with us anymore. We knew she was with God. I loved your story..Thank you..

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Debbie, this is such a wonderful tribute to Ms. Mimi and I'm sure she is still looking over everyone in your church to make sure they are beening looked after. Voted up,awesome and beautiful great lady, Joyce.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      How lucky you are to have had Ms. Mimi in your life. She taught you and others by her dedication to the church and young people.

      A lovely tribute.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      so beautiful. what a lovely tribute to your friend. May you rest in peace Miss Mimi.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful! Such a wonderful tribute for such a great lady. I know she's up there singing with the angel choir.

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      A wonderful tribute to a Godly woman of virtue:) Thank you for sharing about this sweet saint who has gone home to be with her Lord.

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      This was such a completely touching story and brought tears to my eyes.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      What a beautiful lady she was, and what a beautiful lady you are to write such a lovely poem in her memory. The world needs more people like the TWO of you. You made my day with this sweet Hub.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Jackie.. she deserved so much more.

      God bless you Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hello Capedium.. You said it all she was a sweet angel and now she is with the Lord.

      sky.. You are so right.. these kind of people come into our lives for a reason and I am so blessed to have known her..

      have a wonderful day

      debbie

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Debbie what a beautiful tribute to someone so special. Beautiful hymn also and I only pray I will be so anxious myself to go home even knowing I should be. We should all know someone like Ms Mimi to get our priorities right.

      Up and across.

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      Paul said.. I have fought the good fight.. Ms. Mimi has fought the good fight.. I know many at times we hear people say; You look like an Angel.. You are the Angel heaven is missing... Do you know what I think, we might have heard, but the people Ms. Mimi have being so lucky to have actually lived with one.. May her gentle soul continue to rest with the Lord! Amen!

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      A great Photo. Such a beautiful story. Just by listening to you relate the story had me thinking a lot, great thoughts , but that's what this life is truly about .

      There are lessons that we are all supposed to hear from those we meet along life's way , and learn that they have been those places, that we did not, and there are reasons for our meeting them . If only we believe ! No one comes into or around our lives by accident.

      It's beautiful when I hear of, or even meet those kinds of people, the ones who understands their life in full. For I know that life is meant for us to know . Knowledge is the truth, and that's the ultimate power!

      A great story Debbie.

      Bless.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Gina my sweet friend.. she was a blessing to us all.

      Frank.. she will forever be in my heart.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Debbie dear, you never stop to amaze me with your writing, this is just another great one..Enjoyed reading. Interesting and voted up

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Bless you Mr Brooks for sharing a delightful person with us.. may she stay forever in your heart..

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      Gina Joy Bennett 5 years ago

      What a sweet lady Ms. Mimi. I have heard so many nice things about her. What a loss for us but a gain for Heaven. Thank you for sharing with us.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Mr. Lord thank you.. I don't feel that sweet sometimes. I appreciate your wonderful words.

      Debbie

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Such a touching and dedicated tribute. Rest in peace MS. Mimi...and you keep being the sweet woman you are Debbie!

      LORD

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Ms Audrey.. You are very special to..

      Debbie

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      Her daughter-in-law 5 years ago

      Such precious words about a precious lady!! She taught me so much and gave me a wonderful husband whom she loved dearly. Thank you for your tribute to her. Yes, she touched so many lives and I am blessed to have been one of those lives!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Susan. I agree if we only had more people like Ms. Mimi.. she was one of a kind.

      billybuc thank you for loving this true story.. she was a wonderful woman

      Ardie You are so kind.. When she died I cried but then i realized she was in no more pain.

      God Bless you all.

      Debbie

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Deborah, This is such a touching story. Thank you for sharing. The world would be a much nicer place if there were more people like Miss Mimi.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love stories like this; thank you for sharing a very personal story and helping that remarkable woman's legacy to live on. Thumbs up and wonderful!

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Your words about Miss Mimi brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful woman to help so many and to help build the church. Wow...90 years old. She did indeed know what more was to come but I know that doesnt help those she left behind. You are so fortunate to have known Miss Mimi and I thank you for sharing her here.