Well I’ve been in Alabama now for a few days. . . flew in because my grandmother passed away on Monday afternoon. Things have been pretty crazy here with the memorial service and family in town. Its been about as great as it could be though, God has been very gracious to us.
My mom and dad had been taking care of both mom’s parents here at the house. Now just John is left, and he is a handful in himself. One reason we now believe God specifically waited to take Yvonne home when he did was because John (my grandaddy) is now so disoriented that he doesn’t appear to be hurting emotionally. He only has brief moments where he asks where she is or why she isn’t here. We remind him that she has already gone to heaven and he accepts that answer quietly. Then he gets distracted by something else. Being married to someone for 58 years . . . I can’t imagine how bad that would hurt to lose your spouse after so long . . . thank you God for waiting. Although it was so difficult to watch my grandmother slowly fade away, and the days and days that my family had to watch her body shut down, it was so gracious of you. You are always knowing and doing what is best for us.
Brittany was playing the harp in her room when she finally let go and went to heaven, and the hospice nurses said she took a deep breath and had a smile on her face. What a wonderful thought that her suffering is over! We had a graveside service and sang Great is Thy Faithfulness. We have experienced God’s faithfulness many times in our family, and this is just one more time to celebrate Him, and remind one another that He will never change.