Sunday, April 12, 2009

My Redeemer Lives

God is so Great! God is my strength! God is ALIVE!
God heals all pain and is the reason that we have for living!

Today, on Easter Sunday my Great-Grandmother went to be with the Lord. She would have been 98 years old in June. It is so hard to lose someone that you love so dearly, but what an awesome time she is having right now. How amazing that on Resurrection Day she was able to see her Lord face to face.

Ma was an incredible Godly woman. On Thursday afternoon, one of the last times that she was making any conversations, most of which did not make any sense, she stopped – looked straight up at the ceiling and spoke like she was 20 years old again – and this is what she said:
God, I love you. Please forgive me of my sins. I am praying for all my family, please keep them safe. Please come take me home!

Several times since then some of the only things we could make out were her saying –
I am going home tonight!

She was a godly woman who knew where she was going. Although it hurts us so much when they are gone – she is back with her husband after 25 years– she is working in her garden with no pain - and she is rejoicing in heaven with all the angels.

I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to have known my Great-Grandmother. She was such an inspiration and a blessing to be around. I consider myself very fortunate to have had her walk down the aisle at my wedding and that is something that I will never forget.
Please remember my family this week in your prayers as no matter how old someone is, it is never easy to left them go!


kpmantooth said...

I'll be thinking of you. I'm pretty sure they must have a "spunky grandmother" club in heaven! If so, she's met my Nana. :)

The Elliotts said...

I am praying for you and your family!