Enfys Gwenda Hankey: 27th Sep, 1945 – 28th Oct, 2009

mamguJust a very quick post to let you all know that at 10pm last night my mam breathed her last breath and left this cold world to go and be with her Saviour, Jesus, in the beauty of heaven. She died peacefully and with the same Christian dignity that she has displayed throughout her life and especially in her final days. As you’d probably expect these last few weeks have been incredibly draining and emotional, yet we as a family have known so much of God’s comfort and sustaining grace during this time! I have never felt so ‘prayed for’ in my life and my dad and sister probably feel exactly the same. We have been blown away by the daily evidences of God’s grace to us all, even in the smallest of things, and I will be posting up a whole load of personal reflections in the coming weeks. In the meantime, however, please just keep my family in your prayers and rejoice with us in the ultimate victory of the gospel!!

Diolch Iddo!!!

Dai

5 thoughts on “Enfys Gwenda Hankey: 27th Sep, 1945 – 28th Oct, 2009

  1. We thought you would like to read this
    our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Sleep on, beloved, sleep.

    Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest;
    Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour’s Breast;
    We love thee well, but JESUS loves thee best:
    Good-night!
    Calm is thy slumber as an infant’s sleep;
    But thou shalt wake no more to toil and weep;
    Thine is a perfect rest, secure and deep:
    Good-night!
    Until the shadows from this earth are cast,
    Until He gathers in His sheaves at last,
    Until the twilight gloom is overpassed,
    Good-night!
    Until, the Lord’s new glory floods the skies,
    Until the loved in JESUS shall arise,
    And He shall come, but not in lowly guise,
    Good-night!
    Until, made beautiful by Love Divine,
    Thou in the likeness of thy Lord shalt shine,
    And He shall bring that golden crown of thine,
    Good-night!
    Only “Good-night!” beloved, not “Farewell!”
    A little while and all His Saints shall dwell
    In hallowed union, indivisible:
    Good-night!
    Until we meet again before His Throne,
    Clothed in the spotless robe He gives His own,
    Until we know, even as we are known,
    Good-night! Amen.
    Author
    Sarah Doudney

  2. Beautiful poem Margaret.

    Deepest sympathy to you and your family Dai.

    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shaddow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust”

    He has all you need to bring you through your greif and sorrow so just rest in Him at this heart-breaking time.

    God Bless

  3. I pray you and the rest of the family will be knee-deep in God’s strength in the coming weeks. It’s a very emotionally confusing situation, that’s for sure.

  4. With deepest sympathy to you Dai, your dad , sister and families.

    My prayer is that our Lord will continue to uphold you all in his everlasting arms.

    Duw fyddo gyda chwi

  5. Dai,

    We just wanted to send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Your mum was amazing and her love for Jesus so evident. Her legacy of love will live on I am sure. The funeral was beautiful a real testimony to God’s love and your mum’s faith and trust in Him.

    love to you all
    Liz, Ed and family

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