January 14, 2011

At Peace

My grandma went home to her Lord today. My heart is broken and I can't believe I won't see her smiling face again. But my grandma was a good Christian woman who put her life in the hands of her Lord. She never feared death, and I know she'd rather we celebrate her life than dwell in her passing.

Last night I was trying to find a flight to Singapore that left as early as possible but ended up going to bed, tired and furious. I woke up early to start my search again when I got a call from my family.

"Are you sitting down?", my mother asked. And I knew.

I take comfort in knowing she had returned home and passed peacefully in her sleep, in her own bed. I can't make it for her funeral but I'll be heading to Singapore in a week's time to be with family, and to pay my respects. I wish I was seeing everyone under better circumstances, but I need to be around them.

In the meantime, I know she's back together with my grandpa. Having been apart for ten years, I'm sure they have plenty to catch up on :)

28 comments:

RWL said...

sending hugs and warm thoughts. take care!!!

gale said...

I'm so sorry. :( Your grandma sounds like she was an amazing lady.

oversewn said...

Hugs to you and your family.

PEGGY said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you...She sounds like a wonderful woman, who will be missed :)
take care.
Peggy in NJ

The Tulip Patch said...

Prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss!

Robin said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandma. My Grandma is my favorite girl and I would be devestated if I lost her. Bless you and your family!

One Shabby Chick said...

Sorry about your Grandma - hope you have a good time visiting with relatives and remembering her :-)

badlandsquilts said...

My sympathy to you and your family... I hope the time you spend with them on your trip brings you comfort.

pklaw said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandma. Her beauty lives in you. How fortunate we have all been to have these strong women pave the way for us. Blessings.

vivian said...

So sorry to hear of your Grandma's passing. It's comforting to know she is in heaven with your Grandfather.

Diane said...

I am sending my condolences and warm thoughts for you and your family. I pray you will be comforted knowing she was at peace here on earth and in passing on to be with her beloved.

mascanlon said...

So very sorry, I'm glad you are comforted knowing she's gone home and her dear one waiting. Hugs

angela said...

Oh Audrie, I so very sorry. Prayers for your family in their sadness and for the joy of your Grandma's soul.

Vicki said...

Audrie, I'm so sorry to hear this. I miss both of my grandmas so much. I'm glad you will get to go home even though you'll miss the funeral.

AllieKatMom said...

:( I'm sorry for your loss.

carolann said...

A warm hug to you at this sad time. May you be comforted by the love of family and friends and the wonderful memories of your grandmother that will live on inside you.

Tina H. said...

Audrie,

I have read your blog for some time now. I am sorry for your loss. Peace be with you and your family.

creativedawn said...

Your Grandmother...a very beautiful lady. I am sad to hear of her passing, but it is happiness to be reunited with loved ones...

big hugz

Pam

Kiza said...

I'm so sorry. :(

Chris said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you'll be able to join your family soon & grieve together. Chris x

Kari said...

I hope your happy memories will sustain you through your grieving. Those we love never leave our hearts.

Anonymous said...

My sincer condolences on your loss. But you were lucky to have known such a special person in your life, God Bless

Kaye Prince said...

Oh, I'm so sorry Audrie! I am sending lots of love and hugs your way right now.

erica said...

So sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you and your family.
love,
e

littlebluecottage said...

I'm so sorry Audrie! she is so beautiful in this picture. Safe travels to Singapore. I hope your memories of her are a comfort to you.

Rebekah said...

I'm so sorry, Audrie! My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope that you have a safe and uneventful flight to Singapore this week.

Dresden Quilter said...

I am sorry for your loss.

amandajean said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandma. Hugs to you.

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