Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Going Home

My wonderful grandmother passed away during her sleep last night. This was not unexpected; in fact, many of us family were praying that her time would come quickly. We rejoice that she is "in fellowship sweet," to borrow a line from the hymn I remember her most often requesting: "Trust and Obey."

Here's a reminder of its text:

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we'll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go--
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

I am blessed with wonderful memories of exclamations over beautiful, pink flowers, tins filled with the best cookies in the world, a choice of pie for my birthdays, Thanksgivings at the kids' table, many summer days in the pool, noisy (zzzzzzzzz) nights in the trailer, treats hidden inside stuffed bears, and wonderfully warm hugs. I am also blessed with the assurance that Gram is most happy at home with Jesus.


Laura Fenske said...

I'm so sorry for the loss for your family, she sounds like a wonderful Grandmother.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful, Kristy! Thank you so much for this tribute to Gram. She was the best, wasn't she! Mom

Kimberly Kulp said...

Praying for your hearts this week, Kristy. What a sweet sorrow to know that she is with the Lord. He is rejoicing over her right now!!!


Smith Family said...

My prayers are with you. She sounds like such a beautiful blessing to all who knew her. I'm sorry for the loss, but rejoice she is finally home with her Lord and you will see her again some day.