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In Loving Memory of my Grandma

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Grandma went peacefully into the arms of Jesus Friday evening with a house full of family. She'd been diagnosed with pancreatic and signet cell cancer in late September. Our God is a MIGHTY God!! He answered our prayers for little pain. He answered our prayers for a peaceful sleep into the arms of Jesus. The blessed bonus was a house full of children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild around her. She was still full of spunk until Wed., also a huge blessing.

Her mother died of childbirth complications when Grandma was just 2yo and I can't help but think how wonderful and sweet that reunion is. She was a part of an original Yours, Mine, and Ours kind of family while growing up during the depression and WW2 with a total of 13 siblings, most of whom she is now having a huge reunion with. I can see her giggling, teasing, and being silly with a Great-granddaughter who died in a tragic motorcycle accident 10 years ago.

Grandma had 6 children, 12 grandchildren (several step), 36 great-grandchildren (including 1 due in March and several step), and 5 (so far!) great-great grandchildren.

This is the Grandma who was my faith Seed Planter by faithfully taking me as a child to Sunday School, church and VBS. My fondest memories are of her singing hymns with the radio as she went about her housework when I'd stay overnight many weekends.

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant.

Grandma with just a FEW of her great-grand children (a few years ago)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DMSPEER93 12/7/2013 1:34PM

    Heidi, what a beautiful tribute to your grandmother! She sounds precious!

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MIPALADY23 11/21/2013 10:50AM

    What a wonderful celebration blog of a wonderful family members love and support of her family!

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DAYHIKER 11/18/2013 10:39AM

    I am so sorry for your loss, Heidi, and thankful for the peace you have of her being with our Lord Jesus above. emoticon


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GOODGETNBETR 11/18/2013 9:44AM

    Sorry for your loss but glad you have so many great memories of her to cherish.

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PUPPYWHISPERS 11/12/2013 7:46PM

    Bless her heart, she sounds like a wonderful woman. I'm so sorry for your loss, but I know she is celebrating with her mother. Your family is in my prayers. emoticon


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MADAMES 11/12/2013 3:16PM

    What a sweet lady you describe, full of faith and of love. Thank you for giving us a peek into her life. I know you will miss her but also you can rejoice in her homecoming.

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ABAKER34 11/12/2013 11:21AM

    So sorry for your loss, my condolences.

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NEWCHINELO 11/10/2013 2:29PM

    may she rest in the bosom of the almighty God!

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JENNY888 11/10/2013 1:33AM

    I love your blog. I feel as if I know your grandmother. She will be waiting with all of the others when you join her someday. I am glad she was spared the pain and know she rejoices now with her long lost friends and family.

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KSW1963 11/10/2013 12:30AM

    What a great and beautiful legacy she is leaving behind! I praying that God will wrap His loving arms around you and your family, and give you peace and comfort as you grieve.

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MNABOY 11/9/2013 9:04PM

    Sorry for the physical loss but celebrate her new existence with you.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 11/9/2013 3:47PM

    So sorry for your loss Heidi. emoticon

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 11/9/2013 3:38PM

    So sorry for you loss. What a blessing to have so many fond memories and for her to be surrounded by loved ones as she was welcomed home by her Lord Jesus. Sending hugs and prayers your way!
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    Sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose the people we love. Hugs to you and your family. emoticon

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LINDAF49 11/9/2013 12:32PM

    With tears in my eyes and hugs in my heart for you - what a beautiful tribute to your grandma. Makes me Praise God again for my dear Grams and my Mom who are there in glorious heaven with yours. Thanks for sharing so beautifully.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/9/2013 11:30AM

    Blessings and condolences. Your Grandma gave you the biggest gifts anyone can give . . . love and faith. (((HUGS))) My condolences to you and your family.

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MJRVIC2000 11/9/2013 11:04AM

    She is gone buut the memories will be with you forever. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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