Monday, May 14, 2007

In Loving Memory

Lena
1911-2007

This post is in loving memory of my dear grandma, Lena, who slipped away from this world and entered the presence of Jesus early Saturday morning.

Though it made for a very hard Mother's Day weekend for my family, we rejoice in knowing that she is now truly home and more alive than she ever was here on earth. We also celebrate her life -- her kind and gentle spirit, her strength through years of adversity, and her legacy of faith that has shaped her children, grandchildren, and countless others. So while we grieve, we do not grieve as those who have no hope (1 Thess 4:13-14), but instead "we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us [are] greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure" (Heb. 6:18b-19a).

Please pray for my parents, brother, and I as we travel to Florida this week to celebrate Grandma's life with family and friends. Thanks.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry, Suz, for your loss. You are all in my thoughts this week!

Bethany said...

Ditto to the above comment...Though we have hope and reason to rejoice, it is always hard to say goodbye. You are in my prayers...

=D an said...

i'm so glad ya'll *southern accent* were able to come down. it made the painful part of losing GG less painful and the happy part of knowing GG is at peace even happier.
you've turned into such a beautiful, intelligent and talented young woman; i'm so proud of you. and when we're both famous, people will declare "oh wow, they're related!"