Hey everyone. We need prayer over here for my family. I just found out this morning that my great grandma passed away on Wednesday. We all knew it was coming, but I didn't think it would be this soon. Caleb and I were busy all day today and when we got home and had dinner I started reading the Bible. Then it hit me. And the tears came. I started thinking of how I found out that her health was failing about a month ago. And it kills me that I didn't do anything to let her know that I loved her. I should have called her or wrote her a letter. She and my grandparents are all the way out in Oregon. I haven't seen her in 7 years. I can't even go to her funeral to honor her memory. I remember how we used to talk about how one day she would live to see my children. And now she's gone. It also hurts to know that my dad and grandpa are hurting. I always admired my great grandma Irene. She was really outgoing and always laughed. She talked about dreams and goals with me and I remember seeing her read the Bible even though her eyes weren't that good. She was full of life and was such a good person. She loved Jesus and had a passion for her kids, and grandkids, and great grandkids! Her husband died 14 years ago at the age of 86. I remember seeing her caress his face and kiss him before they put him in the ground. Tears were running down her cheeks. She had a love for her family that inspired me. She basically died of old age. There was nothing really wrong with her. We found out that she stared sleeping for hours and hours every day and her body was telling her that it was almost time before she would leave this earth to be with her Heavenly Father. I know that she is happy now and is reunited with her loved ones (including her mom who died at the age of 104!). I just wish I would have found a way to let her know how wonderful she was and that I loved her one more time before she left.
I know you're with Jesus now where you know no pain or sadness. I'm sorry I couldn't have been there with you while God was preparing us for your passing. I just want you to know that you were an amazing person and I loved and admired you so much. I miss you but I know that one day we'll see each other again.