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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Remembering Pleasant...Grandma

On the heels of just having lost a great grandma right after Christmas, we are once again experiencing another loss. Pleasant was my mother-in-law and Grandma to many. She was a beautiful person, a totally devoted mother, and friend and confidante to everyone who knew her. She joined her Lord and Savior today, 3/22/09....after turning 83 on 3/20/09. Now she is exactly where she has so longed to be. With Jesus, her late husband, Ernest; late son, who passed as a baby, and several others who preceeded her.

Grandma Pleasant would admonish me harshly if I did not share the gospel in remembering her. I used to know chapter and verse scripture to match....but I've obviously not been "up" on that lately..... here goes: Jesus is the one and only Savior, the only name given by God the Father through which we can be saved -- saved from the only thing all humans deserve since God cannot look at sin, and that is an eternity in hell. This is because each and every one of us are sinners. If honest, we all know this. How you ask? Believe that the blood Jesus shed for, and in the place of, all sinners on the cross so many years ago...is a free gift and payment in full for our sins...then simply pray and ask Jesus to come into your heart and save you. We are so prideful, it seems too easy. But we could never do enough to "earn" Heaven...He did it for you. Once you have Accepted Him, Believed in Him, and Called upon His name (ABC) you are then His child.

Comparison: Our children never have to "earn" their way to being our children...they just are. Where the "earning," if you will, or doing what pleases Him comes into play, is what contributes to the strength and closeness of our RELATIONSHIP to him... These things get confused so often. Your wayward child and your beloved child are both still your children. One is close to you, the other is a disappointment, but still loved, and still your child.... guess that's about the best way I know how to get the message across....

From Grandma:

I'm Sitting Here In Heaven
Enjoying My Mansion Today,
I Started Thinking About You
And The Things I Didn’t Get A Chance To Say.

Don’t Worry About Me
And Don’t Shed Any Tears,
Because I am with my Father in Heaven,
Why'd it take so many Years.

I No Longer Need What I Did On Earth
My Needs Are Taken Care of Too!
And On My First Day Here
My Body Became Brand New!

It Is Really Beautiful Here
Undescribable Is The Dawn,
Don't Let Your Heart Be Broken
Because My Body Is Gone.

My Love Will Always Be There
As You Go Along The Way,
Just Take A Peek Inside Your Heart
That Is Where I’ll Always Stay.

Know That I Loved My Family
And All My Friends Too,
My Thoughts Will Be With Each Of You
All Your Whole Life Through.

Although My Body Failed Me
So Often the Last Few Years
I Always Loved My Family
But Still Harbored Very Real Fears

I Never Feared For Myself
But For My Babies and Theirs
That Each Of You Will Find Your Way
To Your Savior, My Heir

I Didn't Have Much In Life
To Leave Behind For You
Except To Share My Savior
So No Excuses, Become New!

...Mom, you will be missed and loved by everyone who knew you. In loving rememberance...


Phillipia said...

What a nice post...My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...

Winky Twinky said...

Thank you, I really appreciate that...

kris said...

She's a very Blessed woman today. You honored her well. Send Tim my love and prayers. I feel for your family. That was beautiful

Winky Twinky said...

Thank you my friend... I appreciate that more than you know

John from Columbus said...

Dawn, you gave me your blog address, so I thought I'd drop by and visit. Looks like you're just getting started in the blog business. A nice start it is!

We've all lost someone dear to us (at least those of us over 40) and I can empathize, hon. Writing about people important to us helps bring significance to their lives ... it communicates their impact to others and makes others cherish their VIPs more dearly. Nicely done.

Winky Twinky said...

Thanks John, you are right...I appreciate your response.