Monday, October 18, 2010

I don't know if there's spaghetti in Heaven...

But if there is, these two could be slurping it and enjoying it together today. My Grandma Shirley passed away last evening and because of her belief in Jesus and His death on the cross for sin, I know she is in Heaven today. This picture of her and Teagan is more than 10 years old already. Yet I still remember the fun we all shared together and I can still "hear" what their laughter sounded like on that day.
Our family {my mom's side} and so many people are going to miss my Grandma and who she was in our lives. She lived an amazing life- one touched by tragedy and grief more than once- still she exuded joy and happiness to hundreds of people over the span of her life. There is so much I could say about her and truly, if you met her you blessed as a result.
We will be packing an RV tomorrow and driving from Michigan to Minnesota to be with family and friends as we share memories of grandma and our say final good-bye. We are sad on one hand, but filled with peace at the same time as we know she is home with God for all eternity now! What a thrill Heaven must be!
You can pray for us to have safe travel to and from home, as well as semi-well-behaved kids for 12+ hours, and that Wyndham will do well too. Although she is the one that is used to sitting in one place for hours at a time right now! I just know that my Grandma would be happy to hear that so many people are coming together from all over to remember her life, share in our sorrow and celebrate her faith that spurred her on until the very end. I'd love to tell you more about her and will do so when I get that chance. I look forward to seeing her in Heaven again. Someday!

13 comments:

Hall Family in MD said...

I will be praying for your family during this time of loss. My grandmother passed away three years ago this Friday. It is still hard to believe she is gone. I will be praying for your travels, too.

Lisa D :) said...

Praying for your safe travels. How glorious your grandma's and Teagan's reunion must've been! So sorry for your loss Jody. {{{hugs}}}

Beth said...

Hugs and prayers to you and your entire family.
What a blessing to know that your separation is only temporary. What an amazing God we serve!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful photo and it shows the love and joy of family. God bless you all and safe travels. Peace be with you and may your comfort be in your faith and the knowledge that God reunites us with Him and our forever families when He knows it is time. Your sweet grandmother (she is so lovely in the picture!) and Teagan are together and rejoicing to be with our Lord! XOXOXO

Heather from Ontario Canada said...

((((hugs)))) to you and your family Jodi. Safe travels and lots of wonderful memories of your Grandma. Grandma and Teagan skipping on streets of gold :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Jody and family. My prayers are with you as you grieve and travel.

Lauren said...

Oh my, that picture is precious!!! Thinking of your family and so sorry to hear about your Grandma! Praying for safe travels!

Keshet said...

So sorry for your loss!

babyrndeb said...

She sounds like a beautiful woman and example of Christ. You are lucky to have had her in your life...
Safe travels to all of you!!

Brooke said...

My husband's grandmother passed away Friday at 99 years and 8 months. We rejoice that she too is 'home.' We drove 12 hours from MD to MI for the funeral Monday and back home yesterday. Will be praying that it goes equally well for you.

dena said...

Prayers to you all:) HUGS and have a safe trip :)

Veronica said...

I firmly believe there is spaghetti in heaven! made specifically for grandma and teagan's reunion!

Anonymous said...

Prayers are with you for safe trip and a memorable celebration of your Grandma's life. You will see them both again Jody...you'll hold them again in Heaven. :)

Hugs,
Rhonda