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Monday, February 18, 2008

Grandma B.

I've heard it said that losing a child is one of the hardest things one can ever do. It's not typically natural for a parent to outlive a child, which is what makes it seem such an impossible, heart breaking task.

My grandma B, my mother's mother, experienced this just this past December. She survived her daughter, but only for sixty five days.

This past Friday, she passed away and went to her heavenly home where I can only hope and imagine that she is there treasuring her daughter again.
My grandmother wasn't in any stellar health condition but we also didn't expect her to leave us quite so soon. Just this year, her and I had started exchanging letters and I had just spoken with her Friday afternoon.

It's been said that sometimes those that are dying are waiting for someone or something before they pass away and perhaps we'll never know if that was the case with grandma or not. Friday had been a day of good news, it was the day we found out her son (my uncle) didn't have cancer. And as we rejoiced on earth about this news, the heavens rejoiced as they welcomed grandma up above.

So this week I am headed to Green Bay, WI to see my mom's side of the family and remember Grandma B's life.

While my grandma will be missed very much, I know that she lived a very full, good, though at times challenging life. Her years were filled with children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was very special to many people and we'll certainly hold many memories close to our hearts, but we can also rejoice that she is in the place of eternal happiness, joy and health.

And we will see both her, and my mom, again someday.
Grandma B. and H. November 2006
Grandma B. and dad. December 2007


Blogger The Lindahl News said...

How your Mom and your Grandma looked alike; thanks for posting this picture.

I'm so sorry to hear your family has yet another loss to bear. May you all feel God's presence in an especially poignant way right now.

February 18, 2008 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Jill Davis Doughtie said...

I'm sorry you lost your Grandma B. Hug.

February 18, 2008 at 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post.
I know Nan and Grandma are together, She is holding her hand as they look down upon us.
He will bring us through this.Love You Auntie Laurie

February 19, 2008 at 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH S. the tears are flowing, what beaytiful words. you are a very special person S. cant wait to give you a hug. I LOVE YOU S, aunt janet

February 19, 2008 at 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Take comfort in knowing that your mom is with her mother in heaven and you have 2 angels looking over your family now.

Your family is in my prayers for strength the next couple days. Though you are celebrating a life on earth it is hard to say goodbye.

Linda F

February 19, 2008 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Praying for you and yours, and wishing great peace to your grandma's memory. Safe travels...

February 20, 2008 at 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless you and yours in time.

February 20, 2008 at 11:49 AM  

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