Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Grandma Ginny

My sweet precious beautiful 98 year old Grandma went home to be with the Lord today.  Oh my how my heart misses her already.!! I know that is the selfish part of me talking.  I want her to still be in her little blue chair in the nursing home back in Illinois so when I go home, I can see her.  But, on the other hand, she has been wanting to go "home" for several years now.  She and I would have talks where she would ask me why the Lord was keeping her here.  She wanted to go to heaven and be with my grandpa again.  She was tired.  I did not have a good answer for her except that The Lord was not finished with her here on earth yet.  She did bring a lot of joy to a lot of people.  Today The Lord was ready for her.  :)

I took this picture of her last summer.  I have so many memories of this special lady snapping green beans from the garden.  She taught me how to do it!  On this particular day, I came carting into the nursing home a BIG bowl of beans.  She took them from my hands as soon as she saw them and began to snap away.  She was so excited.  This is the way I want to remember my precious precious grandma.  I am jealous of her that all the questions she had here on earth are now probably answered for her.  I am jealous of her because she has seen Jesus and is probably sitting at His feet right now.  I am jealous of her because she is worshiping The Lord for eternity in a place so beautiful I can not even imagine.  Oh....I love her so......and I miss her.  But, I have Hope that we will see each other again someday.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your dear Grandma. What precious memories you have of her . . . but as you said how wonderful for her to be with Jesus. My thoughts and prayers are with you.