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Saying Goodbye to Grandma…

Last week my Grandma left this earth to be with the Lord Jesus whom she loved so deeply.

Grandma 01

We were all very close to her. In fact, she and my Grandpa lived with us for quite a long time.

I miss her vivacious spirit, her sparkly “never-give-up” attitude, love for the Lord, and her strength. She was the funnest Grandma and would get so giddy playing Rook. She’d laugh so hard at her own jokes…I loved her sense of humor. She had such spunk, even at 90 years of age!

My sister and I were with her an hour before she died and we were able to sing to her, read scripture, and talk to her. She wasn’t conscious, but we believe she could hear what we said. It was so hard to say goodbye, knowing this was probably the last time I could kiss her.

An hour later, we received the call that she had died.

We had a lot of tears, but in the end, we are so happy that she is with Jesus now…and she is happier than she ever was.

Grandma and Me 01

Heaven seems a lot closer now…and I’m so grateful that I will see her again. What a wonderful hope of heaven we have when we have given our hearts to God! I can’t imagine going through life without that hope…

Thank you to the ones who have already been praying for our family and sending lots of virtual hugs through Twitter! You guys are SO sweet and I appreciate you all.

I’ll be back to blogging in a few days…right now there’s just so much going on with planning and getting our lives organized…not to mention, my studies.

I love you Grandma, so glad this world isn’t all there is! I’ll see you again!

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16 Responses to “Saying Goodbye to Grandma…”

  1. Kelly @ Free Spirit Food

    So sorry. Take care of yourself and your family!

  2. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    Praying for you and your family :)

  3. Samantha

    So sorry. I’m glad that your family is doing well despite the loss. I lost my father 5 years ago, Saying goodbye really is so hard. <3 sending lots of good vibes and love to you and your family!

  4. Kat @ a dash of fairydust

    I’m sorry for your loss,but I believe your grandma is watching over you right now. She’ll never really leave you unless you think about her.
    Praying for you & your family; stay strong. ♥

  5. Hania

    I’m so sorry for your loss! I believe she is very happy and proud of you right now! :)

  6. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids

    I am so sorry for your loss. Reading your positive outlook, knowing that you will see your grandma again, is very inspirational. Blessings to you and yours.

  7. sandy

    So sorry for the loss of your Grandma. I don’t know you are didn’t know “Grandma” but I can hear her laughing through your little story. I felt like you let us into a small part of her life and got to know a part of her. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Yadsia @ShopCookMake

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t begin to imagine what it feels to lose my grandma who I love deeply.

  9. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I don’t know what it is about this time of year. I lost my grandmother-in-law, followed by my grandfather (he lived with my family for a while, too) and now I’m reading this post about your grandmother. She reminds me of my grandmother, who is the only grandparent I have left. She is very spiritual, too, and has already been telling us not to fear when her time comes. She sees death as her passage to Heaven to be with God and those who have passed away before her. That’s a wonderful way to see it.

    You and your family are in my prayers. Love you!

  10. Sara

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I appreciate your boldness in talking about Jesus on your blog. God bless you and your family. I will definitely keep you in my prayers.

  11. Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, Charissa. I recently lost a grandmother as well, and I know how it hurts even though we know that they are at peace now. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Connie the Cookie Monster

    :( sending all my love and support to you. it’s a rough time, so let yourself wallow in nostalgia

  13. Leonor @FoodFaithFitness

    So sorry for your loss. At least you have the comfort of knowing she is in God’s hands.

  14. Julie

    I’m sorry for your loss. That is great though that you were able to be with her the day of; I’m sure she knew you were there. :)

  15. Carolina

    I am so sorry, my condolences for you and your family. But I’m sure she’s in a much better place now, with the Lord.

  16. Lilli Toby

    I was blog hopping and found my way to yours. I came across this post. I know what its like to lose your grandma. I lost mine back in 1995, she was young. It was an unexpected loss for our family, she had a cold and it went down hill from there. My grandmother was my whole world, she was my mother and my best friend. There is not a day that goes by that I dont think of her and wish for one more chance to hear her voice. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family in this healing time.

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