Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ma-Ma and Me



The call. The one you dread. The one you know will someday come. The one that takes your breath away and knocks you to your knees. The one that says "Karen, Ma-ma is dead". Thirty minutes ago. The words still have that hollow ring in my ear.

That's all I know right now. Don't know when, don't know how, don't know what the family will need to do. Just know that my precious 97 year old grandmother who I am so blessed that I was able to see last week, one week ago today, to celebrate her birthday is at this very moment being welcomed into the heavenly home, greeted by those gone before and being ushered into the very presence of God and our Savior Jesus Christ.

A sad day for those of us left behind, a reminder that our time on this earth is short. A temporary separation, for I know I will see her again. Parting is sweet sorrow, but the hope of eternity softens the blow.

Jesus, thank you for the years you have blessed me, and my children, with a precious grandmother. Be with my mother now as she has lost her mother. Be with the rest of our family as we remember our joy of knowing her and what she has meant to us. Thank you Jesus that because of Your sacrifice on the cross for my sin that I too will meet You one day in Your glory and spend eternity with You and with all who have called upon Your name. Be with us now and comfort as only You can comfort. Thank you Lord for the friends who are already surrounding us with love.

12 comments:

TraceyB said...

What a blessed life she & you have had! Thinking of you all during this time.

jhwolf said...

Karen, my prayers for strength are with you and your family during this sad time.

Judy in MO

fancystitching said...

Karen, I am so sorry for your loss, and pray God's peace over all of your family at this time. What a blessing to have enjoyed your grandmother for this long! (Although we are never ready to see them go.) May the Holy Spirit surround you with comfort, peace, and wrap arms of Love around you all.

Kat

Zlaty said...

I am sorry for your loss Karen!

Hugs,
Zlaty

Trudi said...

I am so sorry for your loss Karen. Thinging of you during this time.

Nancy said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. You & your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Denise in PA said...

Karen, I am so sorry for your loss and so glad that you got to see her for her birthday. My prayers to you and your family.

sdgodfrey said...

Karen, so sorry for your loss. I have no grandparents left, so I know your loss. But just think what a good time she's having right now! God is good.

Karen E. Overton said...

Thank you all for your kind encouragement and loving support. Our family is feeling the prayers. We were blessed to find out that she passed peacefully during an afternoon nap. God is indeed merciful. Continue to pray as we make all the arrangements and then lay her body to rest along side my grandfather...karen

Wendy said...

Karen, my prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. May Gods' hand be upon each of you with comfort for the coming days. You have been so blessed to have her for so many yrs. a great celebration of life and the one to come! May God hold you all in his hands with great love and peace.

Judy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs, Judy

Anonymous said...

My condolences to you and your family. May you continue to be blessed by memories of her and find strength in those moments.

Christine