Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Passing

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that my Grandma passed away today. She has been ill for a long time and we have heard countless times "this might be the end" and she has suffered needlessly for months. Thankfully she is now with Our Lord in Heaven. I always call my mom (who watches the boys) after the preschoolers leave for the day. After hearing the news today, I went home just to give my mom a hug and to get a hug from my boys. When I sat down and was cuddling with Ian, Eli came up to me and told me that Grandma Merna died. I had tears in my eyes and said "Yes, she is in Heaven now." Eli asked me why I was sad and I told him that I would miss Grandma. He gave me a hug and said "Don't be sad Mommy. I'm not sad 'cuz she's not my mommy" and proceeded to give me a great big hug. His hugs are so full of love and it was just what I needed. I know that he doesn't understand the whole concept of this, because in his next sentence he asked if we were going to visit her in the hospital. I'm sure he will be sad when he realizes that she is gone and that it may be hard to explain, but I know that God gives us many blessings in small bodies and in big bodies, weak bodies and strong bodies and I trust that the Lord has my Grandma comfortably by his side. I love you Grandma Merna!


  1. I am so sorry Jennifer. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear that Jennifer. When I see my Grandfather's number on caller ID, I often expect to be receiving this same news.

    Your family is in my thoughts.

  3. ((((HUGS)))) So sorry for your family's loss.