Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tribute

God's plan for my week hit one of those life altering moments when my mom called yesterday morning to let me know my grandmother, my last living grandparent, passed away. Totally unexpected. I have been emotionally dealing with that aspect for the past day and a half as well as supposed to be working on my preschool room, and if that wasn't enough, now I have a cold. I am in a miserable state right now, but, on the bright side, I have a blessing of a son who knows how to play by himself and for that I am grateful.

Let me introduce you to my grandma, Josephine, Gigi:
Boo and GiGi - I actually named her GG, for Great Grandma, but she signed everything GiGi, so it stuck.

Here we are a year ago.

This is Boo, Grandma (my mom) and GiGi at Christmas time last year and the last one is me, Boo, my cousin Patrick, and GiGi. Last picture of us together.

Grandma (GiGi) was a special lady! She loved the Lord and first introduced me to church as a little girl. She prayed for 20 years for my grandfather to stop drinking and saw it come to fruition. She was loyal, almost to a fault. She was devastated when my grandfather passed away 6 years ago, but managed to place her faith in God and move to an assisted living with my mom and uncle's urging. It seemed like that prolonged her life some...she met friends there and enjoyed some special moments with those ladies. I will miss her greatly. Lord, I already know she is enjoying time with You.

--Karen

6 comments:

Annabelle said...

((hugs)) I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It's always a comfort knowing that they are with the Lord (for me anyway). I pray you will get everything you need to get done this week while you are dealing with your loss.

Laurel Wreath said...

I am so sorry, send you a big cyber hug. I was really close to my grandmother, I can relate.

Praying for you.

Jen said...

so sori
shes in a much better place

hugs and please know my thoughts and prayers are with you

MiPa said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

eph2810 said...

Oh, Karen, I am so sorry for your loss of your grandmother. I know it is hard to let go. You will feast with her at His table one day.

Blessings...

Vonda said...

Karen, I know you must miss your Grandmother. What an incredible legacy she has left! What a blessing to know she used to take you to church years ago and that she saw answered prayer re your Grandpa. That is such a testimony! I am sure she was so proud of you girl! Love you -V