Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Such a time as this......

This has been a hard day. My grandmother went home to be with the Lord this morning. It appears that she passed in her sleep. I am so thankful to God that this is the case. It seems cliche to say this but I have never met another woman like my grandmother. She made EVERYONE feel special. She had several children and not once did she make one feel more important than the other. I remember as a child her and my grandfather. She was the submissive wife. One I strive to be. She would always have one of the grandchildren take grandfather his plate after she made it. More times than not it included a tomato biscuit. She taught me what a true mother and grandmother is. She is the most unselfish person I know. She was a hard worker. Up to her final days she would do all she could to help others. She could not sit while someone else made dinner. She insisted and would not take no for an answer. And don't even think you could visit her house and not eat. She could whip up a delicious, massive meal so fast. I think she had a magic wand. And her faith. It was her foundation. She didn't tell others what they should do. She led by example. I have always been raised and taught biblically that no human is perfect. Only Jesus is perfect. But my grandmother is as close to perfect as any human can be.
I sit here now missing her, wishing I had visited her more. Easy for me to say that now. Don't take your loved ones for granted. It is hard to make everyone happy but do your best. Give your all. Treat others as you want to be treated. I wish I could give her one more hug. One more kiss. Every time I saw her recently she was so fragile and confused I just wanted to lie next to her and just hold her. I wanted to be in her mind. Be where she thought she was. All I can think of now is that she is with papa. I just see her face light up when she sees Gods face then papas. And her childrens. I know she is happy! She has earned her wings. She always had wings but God made them visible to her now.
I hope our family can come together. Be united like I remember as a young child. I love EVERY one of my aunts and uncles. Do I always agree with what they say or do? NO! But they are family and I love them. I want us to be cohesive as granny would want us to be. Please pray for us.