Sunday, March 18, 2007

Restful Sunday

I'm so sorry I've not posted in such a long while. We've had so much happening this last week but today, we just rested.

Last week, my husband's grandmother passed away. She was an amazing 94, almost 95 years old! She absolutely loved my husband. They had such a bond with each other. He's having a hard time but slowly realizing that this really did happen. She passed of nothing sudden or painful, just purely old age.

She was so good to all of our sons and they loved her too. She lived with my husband's parents for about 35 years as her husband passed away quite a while ago.

Dennis' (my husband) parents would get away from time to time and usually one of our five sons would go to spend the night with her so she wouldn't be alone. They all were able to have alot of one-on-one time with their great grandmother. She usually had groceries that she had purchased just for them and tried her hardest to feed them constantly during their stay. She would tell them many stories of her growing up and her life ~ her mind was so good even up until the end.

Our youngest son, Noah, only 9 years old, had a really hard time yesterday at the funeral. I tried to tell him that she was happy and healthy now in Heaven. Seeing all those who had passed over before her, her husband, mother, father and even her only son. That she could run, jump and rejoice in her new heavenly body. What a wonderful thing to know that we will see her again one day.

I don't know your beliefs or your faith but as Christians we believe that Christ came to this earth and loved us so much that He died on the cross to pay for all of our sins, and that with believing He did this for us, we have the comfort of knowing that we will one day join our loved ones again in Heaven.

I'm not trying to preach to you but just stating our beliefs as a family. It's just a beautiful promise we believe in!
Pictured below is my sweet family with my husband, our five sons, our oldest son Brent's girlfriend, Emily and myself yesterday. I love them all so much!!

Our youngest, Noah, with a little distant cousin! She fell in love with him . . .


Akelamalu said...

Ah Dawn I'm so sorry to hear of your loss but what a grand age the lovely lady reached. I too believe that we meet the people we have loved and lost when we leave this earth - a wonderful thing to look forward to.

What a wonderful family you have, you have every right to be proud.

Cape Cod Washashore said...

What a beautiful family! And I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. We, too, believe that life goes on, and that very special lady of yours is now reunited with the loved ones that preceded her. Thank you for sharing your photo!

The Feathered Nest said...

Thank you both so much for your kind comments. I guess not all that we post on these blogs can be happy and I figured I would just post about all that happened. Thank you again and I will be visiting you both soon, too!
Take care, Dawn

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What sweet looking and handsome sons you have. I'm so sorry for your loss. I too believe she is in heaven and may God comfort you and your family and wrap you with his love. What a blessing to be able to have as long as you did. I don't think it's ever easy to let our loved ones go; I still mourn for my grandparents and I have such sweet memories of them.

Anonymous said...

I think having beliefs like you do help comfort you in times like these. How lucky you are to have 5 sons and for them to have known their greatgrandma! It is nice for me to see you enjoy your family ~ things that really matter in life. My thoughts are with you.


kansasrose said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family in the loss of your grandmother...She must be so proud of her big family when she watches from heaven. Thanks for sharing her good Christian life and legacy with us. It is very reassuring to read about families like yours in these troubled times.

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Wow! What a handsome family! I know those guys are blessed to have a mom and wife like you. God is so good and faithful!

willzmom said...

I'm so sorry for you loss-but it's just for 'a little while'. I lost my 93 year old grandmother last November, I miss her, but I am so thankful that she no longer suffers with the aches and pains of her old age. God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I'm sorry for your words were a much needed comfort for me. We lost my grandfather almost a year ago, my dad almost 12 years ago and I'm missing them terribly. Sometimes I just feel like I can't wait for the final reunion in heaven. Sincerely, Cheryl

The Feathered Nest said...

I just want you all to know how sweet and kind you are. Your comments are so good to read and I am amazed at the support you sweet blog friends offer. Thank you so very much for each and every word ~
love to you all, Dawn


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