November 29, 2007

She's Gone.

Grandma died at 8:10 this evening. At least now she'll know some peace and comfort.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at November 29, 2007 10:11 PM | TrackBack

My deepest condolences on your loss... you are in my prayers.

Posted by: pam at November 30, 2007 07:21 AM


Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at November 30, 2007 07:38 AM

Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Sounds like she is in a far better place now and not suffering. Please call if you need anything or just to talk.
Wil & Red

Posted by: red at November 30, 2007 08:17 AM

I am so sorry for your loss... May peace be with you all.

Posted by: Richmond at November 30, 2007 08:21 AM

... my sincere condolences to you and your family....

Posted by: Eric at November 30, 2007 08:32 AM

A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon
and someone at my side says
She is gone.

Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all.
She is just as large now as when I last saw her.
Her diminished size and total loss from my sight is in me, not in her.

And just at that moment, when someone at my side says she is gone,
there are others who are watching her coming over their horizon
and other voices take up a glad shout -
There she comes!

That is what dying is.
An horizon and just the limit of our sight.

Lift us up O Lord, that we may see further.

--Bishop Brent

God looked around his Garden and saw an empty place
He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face.
He knew you were suffering He knew you were in pain
He also knew in Heaven You would never hurt again.
So, he put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's Garden must be beautiful He only takes the best.
He knew the Roads were getting rough and the hills harder to climb
So, he closed your weary eyelids And whispered "Peace be Thine".
It broke our hearts to lose you But, you didn't go alone
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.


May you and your family have peace and comfort as well.

Posted by: Petey at November 30, 2007 08:47 AM

I am very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: oddybobo at November 30, 2007 10:38 AM

Oh I'm so very sorry that you have lost your Grandmother. Sincerest condolences and thoughts with you and your family.


Posted by: Lee Ann at November 30, 2007 01:44 PM

Tammi sent me. I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences are with you and your family.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at November 30, 2007 04:44 PM

I'm so sorry. May she rest in peace.

As a nurse, I've been with families for parts of their long vigils. It's one of the most difficult things we ever do. {{{HUGS}}}

Posted by: Teresa at November 30, 2007 05:32 PM

I'm glad she is at peace. Thinking of you and yours.

Posted by: caltechgirl at November 30, 2007 05:46 PM

Words just don't come out of me very well on this... but you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: vw bug at November 30, 2007 08:20 PM

Prayers up from here.

Posted by: Peter at November 30, 2007 11:30 PM

So sorry for your loss. Remember to share stories of your grandmother with your children. Through memories; the past may enter into the future.

Posted by: h~ at December 1, 2007 10:27 AM

So sorry, C.

Posted by: Roses at December 1, 2007 11:15 AM

Of all the comrades ere I had,
they're sorry for my going away,
and all the sweethearts ere I had,
they wish me one more day to stay,
but since it falls unto my lot
that I should go and you should not,
I'll gently rise and softly call,
goodnight and joy be with you all.

Posted by: Bruce at December 1, 2007 02:13 PM

Thoughts and Prayers

And... A Poem:

When Iím Gone
When I come to the end of my Journey
and I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
and remember only the smile.

Forget unkind words I have spoken;
Remember some good I have done,
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember Iíve had lots of fun.

Forget that Iíve stumbled and blundered
and sometime fell by the way.
Remember I have fought some hard battles
and won, ere the close of the day,
Then forget to grieve for my going,
I would not have you sad for a day

But in summer just gather some flowers
and remember the place where I lay,
And some in the evening
When the sky is in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me

And Remember only my best.

Posted by: Chuck Adkins at December 2, 2007 06:09 PM

Thoughts are with you my friend. Remember the laughter, the good times; and, most of all, share them with the younger ones who weren't there so that those memories can live on as welll.

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at December 3, 2007 05:36 AM