Monday, April 20, 2009

Homecoming

There is the joy of new life that arrives. There is the sorrow of that which departs. We serve a God who is sovereign over all.

My Grandmother went home to Jesus today.

I rejoice. But I miss her so.

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  1. Praying for you, your parents, the kids. Also praying that Friday would be a special time to honor and reflect on your Grandma's sweet life. Praying, praying, praying. You know, I wanted to tell you after we hung up- I prayed at 10:40 this morning, really felt called to pray then. I think that was when you were just getting down there.

    Miss you up here, will bring din when you return-

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  2. Praying for grace and comfort for you and your family.

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  3. Thinking of you today, Anna... and praying. Oh, there is joy in her restoration, but sorrow in your loss.

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  4. I am sorry Anna for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Oh Anna!! I am so sorry, I am praying for you and your family. Our flesh hurts so bad when someone we love and admire is gone. You have so many wonderful memories and treasures in your life because of her. I trust you know, I am sending hugs, prayers and love down to you and your family!!

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  6. The passing of someone close is always so difficult -- even when it is expected. I'm so thankful we have hope -- hope in a wonderful eternity that is way beyond all that we could ever imagine! That is where our comfort must by found. I have found my thoughts of death and eternity are so very changed because of little baby Leah. Knowing she has such a loving heavenly father who will soon hold her has brought such comfort. I will pray that you are comforted too. Keep the memories alive by special treasures, photos, stories written down and maybe even a special place to reflect on your grandmother's life.

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  7. Oh Anna. It is so hard to loose these precious people. May God hold you close - I know He will. I trust you have some special memories to make the days ahead easier.

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  8. Praying for you. My grandmother went to heaven in April (18 years ago) and my husband's grandmother went to heaven in April (3 years ago).

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  9. Anna, so sorry for your sadness. Grandmothers leave an incredibly large void. My own sweet grandma went to Heaven only a year and a half ago. Her place in my life still feels very empty at times. Praying for God's comfort and peace for you and your family.

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  10. these are the times when i wonder what i would do without my faith. so glad you have yours.

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  11. I've been there. I miss my grandma so much. Hugs to you today.

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  12. Anna, I pray that God will surround you with His arms of love as you go through this hard time. I am sorry for your loss. Your post about the silver tea service touched me so. I am so thankful that you had those special moments with your grandmother. Kelly

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