Sunday, February 27, 2011

Granny

I'm just checking in to ask for prayers for my family... After a long - but courageous and graceful - battle with lung cancer, my Granny passed away this afternoon. Jeff and I were able to get back in town in plenty of time to be with her and say our goodbyes, and she was surrounded by her whole family at home when she died.   I'm thankful that she did not suffer long --- as her health declined rapidly just over the past few days.  Really, we couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and beautiful day of being together and remembering.   Granny always had a positive spirit, and I know she wouldn't want us to be so sad.

Anyways, I'll probably write more later this week.  Until then, please pray for Poppy as he adjusts to a new life without his bride of 61 years and my family as we make arrangements etc.

 "Don't let this throw you. You trust God, don't you? Trust me. There is plenty of room for you in my Father's home. If that weren't so, would I have told you that I'm on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I'm on my way to get your room ready, I'll come back and get you so you can live where I live. And you already know the road I'm taking."  - John 14:1-4 (The Message)

13 comments:

  1. Aw, i will pray for you & your family. I agree, that is the best way to go...surrounded by family without much suffering. My great uncle died a week ago...he was like our grandfather. He would have been 91 yesterday, and he stayed healthy up until a couple of months ago. He was married almost 67 years! I will definitely pray for your poppy. :)

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  2. Praying for you and your family :)

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  3. This brought tears to my eyes as I remembered when my Poppy passed, also of lung cancer, and my Grammy had to adjust to life without her husband of 57 years. It isn't easy but we must remember they are in better hands now. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  4. So sorry for your loss! Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  5. So so sorry to hear about your granny, but I'm so glad you were able to be with her! Hang in there. Praying for you.

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  6. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

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  7. So sorry for your loss and prayers for you and your family

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  8. so sorry for the loss of your granny.

    thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

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  9. Your poor Poppy... what a horrible adjustment to have to make. Atleast she is no longer in pain! Your family is in my thoughts, sweet girl

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  10. that hurts my heart. so sorry for your loss. my MIL is battling lung cancer right now - it is a horrible disease and i feel for you and your family.

    kimberly.

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  11. E, you guys are in our prayers. Granny and Poppy have always been two of my favorite people :) I'm so happy we were able to visit with them last Sunday. Granny has such a beautiful spirit and I know Omi was welcoming her with open arms. We love you guys.

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  12. Elizabeth,

    I know this is a little behind, but I am so sorry for your family's loss. You are all in my prayers during this time. :)

    Ashley

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  13. E - Praying for you and your family! We recently lost a loving matriarch of the family too. Will be lifting you all up to the throne! xoxo, Suni

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