Friday, 22 January 2010

In loving remembrance

Today we sorrow, yet not without hope. Last night my husband's grandmother went home to be with the Lord, which is for her far better. She was an amazing 102 years of age and up until this past week, able to live in her own apartment in a complex for seniors. She leaves behind a wonderful testimony and legacy of prayerfulness and godliness to her 9 surviving children, 25 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

As I never had the privilege of knowing either sets of my own grandparents, I feel especially blessed to have known 'Granny'. I can still see the loving twinkle in her eye and remember the merriment when ever we visited. She loved to cuddle the wee ones and set them on her knee and she could remember each one in prayer. This was her chief desire: to witness of the love of her Savior and pray without ceasing.

Earth is a poorer place today without 'Granny' but we know she has heard the Lord say,
'Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.'
'Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.'



22 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I'm sure she left a wonderful legacy.

    Months ago my husband lost his Grandma, she was 96. Her funeral was a celebration of her life. There was a slideshow and memories of times with Grandma read aloud. It was so nice and comforting.

    Prayers your way.

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss Chirstine. Such a fabulous tribute to your "Granny". It sounds as though she touched and blessed many lives during her time here on earth.
    In Loving Prayers,
    AMY

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  3. Though Earth msy now be a 'poorer' place feel happy for Granny who has now gone on to make Heaven that much Richer!

    God Bless you and your family..

    Lynne
    dlynne172@yahoo.com

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  4. Praying for you and your family dear one~~
    Re:14:13: And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
    Hugs, GG

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  5. Hello Christine~ Thank you for befriending my blog. I love yours! I am sorry to hear about your families loss. I pray you continue to find comfort in our Lord and Savior.

    I am thrilled to have a new bloggy friend and someone who loves the Lord and Prims..what a blessing!

    Teresa, California

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  6. Sorry for your loss. May GOD's peace rest upon your family.

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  7. As I was reading your post I was thinking of the last scripture you referenced. It's a happy day in heaven as they rejoice and welcome another saint home!
    Kim

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  8. Christine I am sorry for the loss of sweet Granny. What hope we have in Jesus that we will one day be reunited with those that went home before us! I will keep your family in prayer as you go through this difficult time. Blessings, Loretta

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  9. Thinking of you and your family at the loss of your dear grandmother. Heaven has another angel to look upon you. Blessings, Sheila

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  10. I'm so sorry for your the loss, but what a loving tribute to a woman who lived her life well, and as a servant to the Lord. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  11. I'm so sorry to read your sad news Christine...sounds like a wonderful lady who had a very good life...blessings to you & your family x
    Carole

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  12. I'm sorry for your loss Chrisitne. What a lovely tribute.
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  13. Oh wow! So sorry to hear of your loss here on earth, but what an incredible leagacy Granny has left behind! When I pass away, these are the words I desire to be spoken about me. They aren't light words.. but words you have to earn. How precious and fortunate you were to have this time with her and I'm sure your life could only be better because of her and her prayers for you. What an honorable tribute to Granny! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss.
    I love to think of the reunion in Heaven as our loved ones arrive. It always makes me smile.
    Take care. :)

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  15. That is the most beautiful eulogy I've ever read.

    Hugs to you and your family.

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  16. What an amazing testimony Granny leaves behind, a life well lived and sounds like not a moment wasted. thoughts are with you and loved ones during your time of loss.

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  17. so sorry to hear about your granny.my husband lost his dad in 2006 and he was 102 or we think he was. after his funeral we sat and talked about all the changes he had seen in the world.i bet granny had some wonderful stories to share.

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  18. What a blessing to have godly grandparents as an example.

    Jacki

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  19. sorry to hear this.
    ((hugs)) from Julia (New Zealand)

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  20. Just hopped over to read this post...oh my...102..praise and glory to God for such a full life here, and unto the eternal riches that our Savior has for her ...I rejoice with her as she is 'home', I prayer for you and your family that are 'left' here...sigh....

    What an amazing testimony she has had..102, and in her own apartment still..reminds me of a Proverbs 31 Woman!!! wow

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  21. Somehow I missed this post. Just wanted you to know my prayers include you and your family. What an amazing 102 yrs she must have led. The changes she saw through her life. Amazing. Sending "hugs" your way.
    TJ

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