Friday, June 16, 2006

And...I cried..


I just got off the phone with my mom and she told me the news.... my dear Grandma passed away today. Though unexpected, I felt the Lord had prepared my heart to receive the news. Now, as I look through pictures, such as the one above which was taken almost 5 years ago, my heart is breaking. I am grateful for my tears and to be able to express my sorrow because if I couldn't, I think my heart would just burst. It is so hard to be away from my family during this. I don't even have anything else to say right now except that I am curled up in prayer at Jesus' feet asking for the flood gates of peace to be opened and poured out on my mom and dad during this...they were very very close to her and would visit her every other weekend. Not to mention they are in the middle of a very difficult move. Please please pray for them because this was unexpected...I so wish I could be there. One of the hardest things about military life...I can't be there for my family when I want to be.

11 comments:

Gina said...

I'm so sorry, Heather (((((((hugs)))))) You will be in our prayers!

Free In Christ said...

Sorry to hear of the loss. I can't imagine. I will be in prayer for your family.

Happymama said...

Heather,
I know how you're feeling right now. My Grandfather passed away while my hubby and I were stationed in Germany. I couldn't be home for my family either and where I felt sad for not being able to be there, I felt very alone in my grief because my husband never knew my Grandfather. I'll certainly be praying for you and your family. She was a very beautiful lady. That's a great picture of the two of you.
My Dad's life verse is Isaiah 41:10. I have found through the years that it fits with every burden I've carried..."Fear thou not, for I am with thee. Be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

~Kristi

ashleigh said...

Oh, Heather, I'm so sorry. I cannot imagine not being able to be near your family right now. I'll be praying for all of you. Love you much... ::hugs::

Heather said...

Thank you all so much for your prayers. Kristi, that is my husband's life verse as well! I am so thankful for my sisters in Christ. love you all!! Ashleigh, I remember you telling me about what you went through with your Grandmother...I cannot imagine how hard that must have been. love you-heather

Elorra said...

Oh, Heather. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The picture of the two of you is lovely. I was out of the state when I lost my only Grandma and it was hard to be away. I relived every moment I could remember with her. I pray peace for you.
Love,
Elorra

abrightnewdawn said...

I totally know what you mean about military life and not being there, Heather, as I have had a few relatives pass away while in. It's very hard, but I'm glad you have the Lord to turn to, as well as the many friends you have. My heart and prayers go out to you!!

MrsWndr said...

I'll be praying for your family.

Jenny said...

Hi Heather,

Iam so sorry to hear about your Grandmothers passing my grandmother passed away March of 2005 and we had just seen her too.

I will be praying for you.

Karen said...

Heather...we just returned from Molly's and read your sad news. I'm so sorry you've lost your grandma and can't be there to grieve with your family. I pray that the Lord will give you an added measure of His peace and grace. I will keep you in my prayers. I love you...
Karen

Jamie said...

I am so sorry Heather