Thursday, February 19, 2009

She's Gone

I am just returning from hospice. My grandmother passed away tonight. With her four daughters, sons-in-law, and most of her sixteen grandchildren at her bedside.

My father offered a prayer in her behalf, and after the prayer she took her final breath and left this world. Peacefully. Comfortably. And much loved.

We will think of you often, Mom-Mom. We will love you forever. We will see you again. (Please tell Kristen that I love her.)

55 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. (((HUGS))) ~Jessica

Erika said...

what a blessing to be there in such special time, You will see her again that is for sure. She was love and she took all that love with her. I hope you are ok and not miss her too much. XOXO
Erika

christy said...

sorry for your loss. she lived a wonderful life.

April said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Redvispa said...

My condolences to you and your family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Holly said...

Lera, I'm so sorry. What a blessing for all of you to be there with her. You have experienced so much loss...my prayers are with you.

Myrnie said...

I don't even know what to say, but I'm glad you could all be there. What a beautiful thing.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh Lera- I am so sorry for your great loss! It sounds like a truly beautiful way to leave this life though. Your family is in my prayers tonight!!

Abby said...

So sorry for your loss, what a beautiful woman on the inside and out.
Your story brought back memories, when my father-in-law passed we were surrounding his bed in prayer.

craftyclaire said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. You look after yourself, and surround yourself with the ones you love.

Have a lovely weekend
Claire

Aunt LoLo said...

Your Mom Mom is such a beautiful woman...and I'm sure she is PROUD of the legacy she left behind!!

Karyn said...

Oh Lera, I'm so sorry for your terrible loss! It's so beautiful that you were able to be there for her. I will be thinking of you and your family often today.

Little Munchkins said...

I am so sorry for your lost. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Valerie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss

Katie Jean said...

Oh Lera, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you guys.

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh ((((Lera)))) I had a feeling and was just coming here to check in on you and her.

Lora said...

(((Lera))) I am so glad you could be with her.
My grandmother is back in Ky and I fear I won't get to say goodbye to her one day, that is why every Sunday I call her and talk to her.
HUGS

beki said...

Oh Lera, I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your wonderful family! It is such a blessing to have the Gospel in our lives and know that Families Are Forever! I love you all!)

Stacey said...

Sending our prayers to you. You and yours will be in our thoughts.

Mish said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.

Brenda said...

Oh sweetie I am so sorry.

Scottie said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

blessings to you and your family. what a sweet way to join your eternal family, by having your earthly family all around you. Surrounded with love.

laeroport said...

Oh, honey... I'm so sorry for your loss, but rejoice in the life she led.
Peace and love,
Lori

cici said...

oh, lera. i'm so sorry for your loss. my prayers are with you and your family.

misschris said...

(((hugs))) sweetie.

I am so sorry for your loss, and at the same time comforted that she was surrounded by the family that loves her so very much. Peace be with you all. xoxoxo

sam d. said...

Our sympathies are with you and your family.

sam d. said...

Our sympathies are with you and your family.

Diane said...

Lera, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Try to focus on all the happy memories you have of your grandmother. That always helps me. I'll be thinking of you.

lisa said...

If we could all be so lucky. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

nikko said...

(((Hugs))) I will keep you in my prayers.

Alicia A. said...

I'm so sorry. hug, hug.

amandajean said...

oh, i'm so sorry, my dear. sending you lots of virtual hugs.

melissa sews said...

Lera, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. It was much the same way when my grandmother passed away. We were blessed to be gathered around her bedside when she passed, too. Such a bittersweet time... but you will meet again. I bet our grandmothers are trading best loved recipes while they wait for our arrival!

May God's peace be upon you and yours.

Gail :) said...

Hugs to you and your family.

Sandy said...

So sorry for your loss. You were so fortunate to have her with you for so many years. Peace and prayers go your way.

Liz said...

Sending warm thoughts your way.

Emily said...

Though she may be gone physically, you will always have her in your hearts and minds and soul and physical buildup.

Treasure all the memories! She was much loved and loved much in turn.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss, take comfort from those around you and know that you will always be loved.

Teresa uk

Marty said...

I'm so sorry! I'm sure nobody can replace the wonderful place she held in your family.

God's comfort.

Lucy Jane said...

(((hugs)))

randi said...

Ah, this brings tears to my eyes. ((HUGS)) for you, Lera. I am sure that you will carry much of her sweet spirit on through your life.

What a blessing to have a special grandma!

Mearaid said...

So sorry for your loss.

Diane said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom-mom. I'm so sad, but glad that so many loved ones were there with her. You have my thought and condolences.

dig this chick said...

Thinking of you, Lera. Death always rocks my world...so hard in so many ways. xo

Bridget said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

mommyknows said...

I am sorry for you loss. Your Mom-Mom sounds like a wonderful lady.

barbara said...

What a beautiful picture of your grandma. My heart goes out to you.

shelleyknits said...

So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

FinnyKnits said...

*Thoughts with you*

another amy said...

What a blessing to have such a lovely grandmother. I hope you have a special time celebrating her life and your memories. Best wishes.

Amy said...

God bless you and may He find extra joy in greeting your Grandma! What a wonderful tribute...I can feel the love in your post, truly.

sue said...

So sorry to hear of your family's loss of a wonderful woman in all of your lives. I am sure one day you will meet again. I am happy that she went peacefully with loved ones all around.

jessi said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing - she was obviously an amazing woman. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.