I thought of many titles I could give to this post. I thought, "legacy" would be perfect, or "You'll be missed" or just a simple, "Blessed" But, I'm just not sure which would be fitting. Today, this morning to be exact, my wonderful Grandma took her first step in heaven. Right after we got back from language school my Grandma asked if we could come and talk to her about heaven. When we got there, she said that she had accepted Christ when she was younger, but she just wanted to "make sure" she had a home in heaven. As Patrick shared with her the entire plan of salvation you could see in her eyes and watch as her head nodded that she did "know for sure". She said, "Yes, I know I'm going to heaven when I die". What a blessing and comfort to me! She said that she knew she didn't have much longer here on earth and wanted to make sure everything was settled. A few months after that she went into the hospital, then into rehab. It's been hard on my Grandma. She was tired of the pain and ready for heaven. Then, late Wednesday she went back into the hospital. When Patrick and I saw her yesterday she seemed a lot worse than she had before. But, even though she was in pain, she reached out her hand to my Dad. It's as if she was telling him that it will be soon, but everything is going to be okay.
Grandma, I have been so blessed to have you as my Grandma. You have left behind a wonderful legacy, you will truly be missed, but Grandma, most of all, I want to tell you that I love you.