Monday, March 05, 2007

In Memory of Granny



I found out this morning that my grandmother went home to be with Jesus during a heart cath procedure. She was 89 and a half. The smell of fruit loops will always remind me of going to her house. So will pecan pie and Granny's cheesecake. I'll miss her but am glad of all that she did with her life while here. She taught a Sunday School class, took care of her friends - taking them to choir and Sunday School, made dinners for her sister-in-law, was an expert seamstress, raised 4 children, and enjoyed 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, but most of all she loved Jesus. Her life glorified Him and now she is singing to Him in heaven.

23 comments:

Claire's Dad said...

Thanks, Claire. That's a wonderful picture and tribute. All of us coming behind Granny/Mama have found her faithful!

Linda said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have been thinking of my own grandmothers quite a bit lately, so I understand how much you will miss her.

Paul said...

I'm so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family.

Alisha said...

I'm so sorry, Claire. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Annie said...

I am very sorry for your great loss. I can understand how you feel and my heart and prayers go out to you and your family as well.

Claire said...

Daddy - I didn't even remember that I had it. She truly was faithful and influenced many different people.

Linda - Thanks. We'll definitely miss her.

Paul - Thank you, the prayers are appreciated.

Alisha - Thanks. As much as we know she is rejoicing in heaven, it still hurts!

Annie - Thank you so much.

Red dirt mummy said...

I'm so sorry, Claire. My thoughts are with you and your family.

gail said...

Oh Claire, I'm so sorry...thinking about you and praying for you. Lovely picture of you both, she's beautiful in it. And that is a nice tribute you wrote.

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Claire. What a blessing to have had her in your life for so many years. I only shared my lifetime with one grandparent, my maternal grandmother who passed away when I was 4 years old.

veuveclicquot said...

Claire, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts to your family.

Erika said...

((Claire))

What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. I have no doubt that she's sitting with Jesus bragging about her family. Hugs to you and your family as you go through this time together.

Peabody said...

Claire- I am so sorry for your loss. I love your story about the smell of fruit loops...it is amazing how smell can immediately connect us to something. All the best to you and your family.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh, Claire, I'm so very sorry, but what a sweet and lovely tribute you wrote. I know she was very proud of you, and I know how much you'll miss her. Wonderful picture of you two :)

Kristen said...

Claire,
I am so sorry to hear about your Granny. I got teary eyed reading your post and then reading your dad's comment.
My great uncle died on Monday as well and it really has me thinking about his sister, which is my Grandma. I miss her so much but am comforted each and every day by her overwhelming presence in my life. I'm sure you will always have great memories of your Grandma and I can tell you that she will be with you every day...keep her memories alive.

Abby said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my grandmother a year ago this month. I can tell you loved yours as much as I loved mine! Perhaps they're singing together in heaven?

Thanks for visiting my blog, by the way. Happy cooking!

Claire said...

RDM - Thanks, so much.

Gail - Thanks. I didn't even realize I had this picture until I went looking. I always like pictures of her when she's laughing.

Paula - It definitely was a blessing. I never knew my grandfather (her husband) but she was definitely a blessing.

VC- Thanks

Erika - Thank you. She always enjoyed her Senior adult choir at church, so I know that she is just loving singing praises all day now!

Peabody -I actually got to tell her about that memory when we were going to see my parents one weekend. I'm glad I did.

Stacy - Thanks. I will miss her. Every time I see her picture, I just think that it's not right that she's gone...it's not real to me yet.

Kristen - Thank you. I'm sorry about your uncle. I will definitely have good memories of her.

Abby - I sure hope they are! How great to sing forever! I can just see her face glowing as she does.

Harmonia said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Saying a little prayer for you and your family.

My blog service broke and hasn't been fixed so I will now be located here:
http://harmonia.wordpress.com

Hope to see you soon!

Ana said...

What a nice picture! Made me remember the wonderful moments I had with my grandmother... Aren't grandmothers just the greatest? I know how you feel, but she is certainly good and as you mentioned, singing with Him. And who knows, she may even be chatting with my granny there too!! :o)
My thoughts are with you!
Ana

Heather said...

Claire,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anne said...

Oh, Claire! I'm so sorry that Granny is gone, but so glad that you are able to focus on all she did!

(((((Big Hugs))) hon!

Claire said...

Harmonia - Thanks so much!

Ana - I bet they are...probably bickering with each other but enjoying every minute!

Heather - Thanks!

Anne - Thanks so much! I appreciate the hugs! :-)

Kate said...

That is a wonderful tribute. Memories are a wonderful blessing, aren't they?

Anna said...

Claire, I am sorry to hear about your grandmother.