2.20.2009

Bittersweet

My sweet Nana went to be with her Jesus this morning. She simply fell asleep surrounded by her 3 daughters and their childhood best friend. (basically the 4th daughter) It was very peaceful and for that I am thankful. I have been praying for weeks now that when it was her time to leave us, that she not feel any pain at all. The Lord answered all of our prayers.

I am now in Louisiana sitting on her worn couch in the house where I have spent many Christmas Eve's with the whole family, Christmas mornings with just Nana & my parents, lots of summer visits with the cousins, and now where I am saying goodbye. I am so blessed to have had her in my life, much less to be able to call her my Nana. I have so much comfort right now knowing that she is with her Father in Heaven.

Thanks to all the family & friends who have been praying for Nana and our family for the past few months. We have literally been covered in prayers and it has been such a blessing. It is so hard to think that she will never have the chance to hold and love on my own babies, but I am confident that she will be with me every step of the way.

3 comments:

SwankyChatter said...

Thinking of you and your family but don't want to bombard you with texts and questions. Keep one of us posted and we'll pass it on to the rest of the gang.

Becca said...

Hey girl - Just wanted you to know I'm in the exact same place you are. My grandma passed away last monday - so I feel you on the whole bitter-sweet thing. You're in my prayers!

Terri R. Moore said...

Dear Laura, Such a sweet tribute to your Grandmother. She was so proud of you and loved you dearly. What a wonderful thing that she was able to be at your wedding! You're a sweetie, love ya, Terri