Wayne’s mother translated

Wayne’s mother, Marian Broady Leman, passed peacefully from this earthly life to eternity tonight just before 10 pm Alaska time. My brother Loren, his wife, their son and his wife were with Mom at the nursing home. She had another little miracle of lucidity yesterday when she was able to look at Dad, recognize him, and say, “I love you.” (He told her he loved her too.) She recognized my brother Loren last weekend and called him by name, she did that with me last month, and she has sometimes been recognizing her sister-in-law, Betty, who faithfully visited her and Dad.
Mom grew up in southern California. She attended BIOLA when it was still in downtown L.A. She and her twin, Margaret, went to Alaska in 1946 to assist Pauline Smith, a pioneer missionary lady, in the village of Ninilchik. They arrived in Ninilchik on June 6, 1946, and helped teach Bible classes to the children in our village. She met our father there.
Mom has been looking forward for years to going to heaven. She has wanted to be with Jesus and with her little baby girl who lived for only a day in 1947. In the last few years, as Mom’s Alzheimers increased, her desire to go to heaven also increased.
Elena and I and some of our children will fly to Alaska for Mom’s funeral which will probably be at the end of this coming week. We are all at peace. Our children adored their grandmother and I can understand why.

12 thoughts on “Wayne’s mother translated

  1. J. K. Gayle says:

    Wayne, Thank you for sharing such sweet personal miracles of Marian Broady Leman, your mother, at such a difficult time! Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Εἰ γὰρ πιστεύομεν ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἀπέθανεν καὶ ἀνέστη, οὕτως καὶ ὁ θεὸς τοὺς κοιμηθέντας διὰ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ ἄξει σὺν αὐτῷ…. ἔπειτα ἡμεῖς οἱ ζῶντες, οἱ περιλειπόμενοι, ἅμα σὺν αὐτοῖς ἁρπαγησόμεθα ἐν νεφέλαις εἰς ἀπάντησιν τοῦ κυρίου εἰς ἀέρα· καὶ οὕτως πάντοτε σὺν κυρίῳ ἐσόμεθα.

    We believe that Jesus died and came back to life. We also believe that, through Jesus, God will bring back those who have died. They will come back with Jesus…. Then, together with them, we who are still alive will be taken in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. In this way we will always be with the Lord.

  2. Kay says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. May God continue to bring sweet memories of your mother to mind.

  3. exegete77 says:

    God’s prayers and blessings to you, Wayne and your family, as you mourn her death, but also rejoice in her victory. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

    Rich Shields

  4. R Burns says:

    My condolences. Both happy and sad. She got her promotion, but she had to move far away, to headquarters.

  5. Dana says:

    Thinking of you and Elena at this time. I’m thankful with and for you for the peace that surrounded your mother’s death. And I do pray for peace for you as you are with your family, remembering, missing and being together this weekend.

  6. Jim Swindle says:

    You have my sincere sympathy. May the Lord comfort you and also use you at this time. I’m thankful for your description of your mother’s godly example.

  7. Robert Jimenez says:

    Wayne, sorry to hear about your lost, and thank you so much for sharing about your mother. It makes our journey more meaningful. Just from the little you shared sounds like your mothers was a remarkable women.

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  8. Theresa says:

    Your mother sounds like an amazing woman. My Grandma died of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 67. When she “translated” it was hard, but I was so thankful to see her released from the prison of her earthly body/mind. I am thankful the Lord gave her moments of lucidity for those she loved. May His peace be with you as you grieve. Theresa, a lurking unknown Sister in the Lord who appreciates your Bible blog.

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