My grandmother was such a wonderful woman and she will be greatly missed. She was an amazing wife, mother, friend and grandmother. It was so hard to watch her suffering at the end as the cancer invaded her body and filled her days with pain. However, she had the most positive attitude throughout it all and was so anxious to go and meet her maker. She reassured the rest of us that she was more than ready to meet Jesus and was thankful for the extra years God had granted her as she battled her cancer. She was ready to be done with cancer and ready to meet Jesus. She described hearing the most beautiful hymns she has ever heard in her last days when she would drift off to sleep. She also would reach out in her sleep and we can only imagine she was reaching for Jesus.
Grandma was someone who always lit up the room with her smile. She cared so much for others and was a great example of selfless love. Some of my favorite memories of her involve playing in her basement where she taught ceramic classes. I also spent many hours sitting in her living room visiting with her as a child and now as an adult while my kids played with the same toys I played with as a child! Growing up she always had these cookies with maple frosting in them that I loved. She also had a growth chart on the woodwork of her home and it was so fun to see how much you had grown since you had last visited!
Grandma was a light for Christ. She served Him in all she did and did so humbly. She displayed unconditional love that radiated from her soul. I am so thankful that we moved back a year and a half ago and had been able to spend more time with her. I am thankful that my boys have such great memories of her.
As I was thinking about her passing and how she touched so many lives I was reminded of a song by Nichole Nordeman. The song is titled Legacy and describes my Grandma so well.