Thursday, October 14, 2010

In The Garden

I haven't been on here for a while. We have been through a lot over the past few weeks. Our sweet grandmother passed away on October 9th. We all knew that she didn't have much time left here with us. The doctors all told us that she didn't have many days left. We all spent as much time as possible with her in the nursing home and the hospital. My daughter and youngest son and my dad and I were with her the night before she went to Heaven. She and my daughter sang songs together. Her favorite ones. "In The Garden" and "When They Ring Those Golden Bells" and "Amazing Grace". Daddy says that he will never forget them singing together. These are the songs that we played at her funeral.

Me and my daughter.

Me and my oldest son

My three precious children.

These last few weeks have been so hard but only for us. Mamaw is in Heaven and her 'hard' days are over.


Sherry Hicks said...

My Condolences to you and your family. So glad you got to spend her last moments singing with the family and I am glad to see you back

Kim Gillian said...

I am so sorry to hear of your and your family are in my prayers..Amazing Grace is one of our family favorites also.
-Kim :)

One Shabby Old House said...

I am sorry for your loss. What sweet moments you shared right until she went home. May you find comfort in each one.

Mom said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May God's love be comforting to you now and always.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry. It's so hard to lose your grandma. What wonderful memories you will have of your time together. My grandma died about ten years ago and I still miss her terribly, but am able to cry tears of joy now when I think of all the fun we had together. She's in Heaven now with her family and bringing them all joy. It's hard to share the ones we love so dearly. Hugs to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Also -- that was THE most beautiful song. It brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it, visualizing walking in that garden with my Lord.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Lee Laurie,
I am so sorry for your lose of one so very dear....
One day you all will be reunited in our heavenly home.
Big Big hugs, Elizabeth

Marie said...

I extend my sympathy to you.

Debbie said...

So sorry about your are right..she is in Heaven...probably still singing those songs.
God Bless you.

Tara said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss Laurie. My goodness you look like your Mawmaw! Isn't it a strange thing, genetics.
I hope the coming months have more happy moments ahead for you and your loved ones.

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Lee Laurie,
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all at this time. I know it is difficult, but like you said, she is in a much better place and no more hard days.
I love that your daughter and grandmother sang together. Such beautiful last memories made to touch the heart.

Your pics are very special and your children all beautiful. God Bless you all.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Rebecca said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss-my grandmother is going failing too and it's hard to see. I'm so glad that you all have the peace that only God can give-eternal life with him. God Bless you and your family!

My Cottage Charm said...

Oh I am so sorry for your families loss! I will keep you guys in my prayers. I lost my grandma a while back and it just devastates your heart for quite some time. I have been looking at old photos this week of my family and so many have passed on to be with the's just so hard for the ones left behind...I've cried a lot this week looking at those. I'm glad to have all my memories though..they are very comforting. :)
I am really enjoying this crockpot..I had NO clue how much I was missing not having one with a removable insert...Oh the joy! :)
Hope things get easier for you. Oh, and you have beautiful children! :)
Love ya friend
missy :)

Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh Lee...

I came over to tease you about being away for so long and now I know why. I'm sooo sorry about the loss of your Grandma-ma. :( I'm so glad you were able to spend time with her and sing such lovely songs.

Now you have an ANGEL in heaven...

Thinking of you~

xo~Rebecca PS: You are beautiful! YOU ARE!

Tanza said...

Hi Sweetie,
Aaawww .. you as well, going through sad times .. Your Grammy looks soo sweet, and surrounded by LoVe .. LoVe your music you've got playing .. I need to hear those right now !! Just beautiful !! Soo happy to visit with you always, such a sweet spirit you always share, with a grateful heart, nothin' better than that .. LoVe and happiness to you this very day, and I pray for comfort for your beautiful family at this SaD time ~
HuGs ~TeA~ xo

Anonymous said...

Hi There LL. I'm so sorry to hear of g'ma's passing. It's never easy losing the one's we love but good to know she has gone to a place that welcomes us all in time. Singing beautiful songs on the way to God's kingdom, I think it's mighty fitting! Hugs. Tammy

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lee Laurie,
Stopping back by to say hello. Hope you are doing good. Thank you for stopping by. It is always so nice to see you.
Many blessings be yours sweetie.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Unknown said...

G'day LL ~ Your grandmother is so fortunate to have had you all with her constantly & especially the final day of her life to sing & share.

I shall pray for her soul & for you all to treasure your memories.

Lovely pics of your family, LL.

TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon