My friend John comes home from college today. As I thought about this, I realized that I wont be able to go over with him to Great Grandma's house. We wont be able to go over to play a game of scrabble with her. He wont have to sweep the floor while I take her blood pressure. This really hurts deep down....
....I am thankful for these memories though. Im thankful that he got to meet Great Grandma! And Im thankful that she is no longer sick <3 We thought about visiting her right before John left for his last leg of the semester, but we never did. The day after he left, she passed away.
I miss you, Grandma! <3
My last memory of her?
Leaning over her bed, a week before she passed away, kissing her forehead, and saying I love you.... <3
My Great Grandma passed away late Tuesday night. We have been taking care of her for the past 3 years, and although we knew she was dying, it was startling when I first heard. It took me a day to realize she truly was gone. It honestly didnt seem possible.
I loved my Great Grandma. <3 Even though I inheirited her stubborness. ;~) On the bright side, I also inherited her love of cheddar cheese! Heehee!! ;~)
Im so thankful she is no longer sick. She is in Heaven with Jesus! And I expect, Great Grandpa met her there when she arrived. <3
She lived through the Great Depression, & WWII; from horses and buggies to people living in the International Space Station!
With 4 children, 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild, she was truly blessed!
My beautiful blessing is? Great Grandma! If it werent for her, I wouldnt be here! Thank you God for the 17 1/2 years Ive had with her so I could get to know her. God is so good! <3
A winter blue to bring in the beginning of December! Yes, I know it doesnt start until tomorrow, but can you not picture this with a lovely fur coat, and holiday attire against a blanket of white snow? <3
The hidden sparkles will match the sparkle in the eye of the girl when she catches the sight of sparkly snow!
A fur-trimmed hat with a sparkly broach! Tis a beautiful hat, and perfect for the holidays!
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and ironically, I havent been posting my Beautiful Blessings, although I will pick it up again soon. God has been using this month in a special way for me, so I will be sharing it with you withing a few days! And after I do that, I will probably resume my Beautiful Blessings! Though I must say, Im quite thankful for encouraging friends today. Well, encouraging friends, and encouraging friends. It goes both ways! :~)
Completely random: the hat has nothing to do with what Im gonna say, but I needed a hat for today so voila! (Its pretty though! I havent worn it to work yet as they gave me it!) Anywho, "A Charlie Brown Christmas'' is such a sweet relaxing movie to watch! Ive got a migraine tonight, hence the "stock photo" so I curled up and watched that with Mom. Mmmm....
Patty: Try to catch snowflakes on your tongue. It's fun.
Linus: Mmm. Needs sugar.
Lucy: It's too early. I never eat December snowflakes. I always wait until January.
Yes, another brown hat! This was one my Mom had....and I think she may have worn it after her wedding when she changed out of her wedding dress to regular clothes. Tis a very nice hat! Ive always loved it <3 But then again, I love all my babies....er......hats ;~) Heehee!!
Even has a bow on the back! Makes me think of "Olivia and the Missing Toy" by Ian Falconer.
"Still it was Olivia's best toy. So she fixed it, adding a bow for extra beauty."