April 27, 2007

In Loving Memory

My beloved Grammy went home to be with the Lord this past week. She lived everyday of her 100 years of life in joyful celebration. She was a blessing and inspiration to all who knew her and was the finest example of what a Christian lady should be. Her funeral was a celebration of her life, and oh, what a life it was! Words could never properly express how grateful I am that God blessed me with Grammy. She was my teacher/mentor and my greatest inspiration.

As most of you know, my Grammy loved flowers. As friends and family were leaving the church, Miss Bonnie handed each one a beautiful long stem rose in loving memory of my Grammy. The following was poem attached:

The sweetest flower that grows
I give you as we part
To you it is a rose
To me it is my heart


Storybook Woods said...

I am sorry Susan, I know this is a bittersweet time. You are very lucky to have such a wonderful grandmother. Love Clarice

Anonymous said...

I am saddened to learn of your grandmother's passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies and know that I'll be praying for you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

Blessings and peace,
Michelle J

Kelli said...

Dear Susan,
I am very sad to hear about your Grandmother. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. The rose poem is just lovely.

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Susan, I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. What a blessing she must have been to you!

Mrs.B. said...

I am so sorry Susan. {{{Hugs}}}

I really liked the poem you attached to the flower. What a lovely idea.


Karen said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, dear friend. What a special way to celebrate her life.
My prayers are with you all.

Candy said...

Dear Susan,
I am sad to ehar about your grandmothers passing. I am thinking of you and praying for you during this time.
Love Candy (YDIC)

myheartisalwayshome said...

I am very sorry for your loss.

The flower and poem were very sweet! I dried the rose from my grandmothers funeral. I think of grandma each time I see the rose.

picketfencemom said...

Dear Susan,
I am very sorry to hear about your loss! But what a lovely tribute to your grandmother! You and your family will be in my prayers!

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Dear Susan, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Grammy. The poem that was attached to the rose is just so precious! Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and Hugs,

Penless Thoughts said...

What a touching, thoughtful remembrance.

Susan P. said...

Ladies, your kind words about my Grammy deeply touched my heart. Y'all truly are the best:o)

Jodi said...

Susan, what a beautiful and loving tribute to your grandmother. I am so sorry for your loss. How wonderful to know she awaits you in Heaven.

Lallee said...

Susan, what a beautiful tribute for your grandmother. I'm sure you will miss her. I can tell she has left a wonderful legacy in you.


Mindy said...

Dear Susan...Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time...praying for you...gentle hugs my friend.
Blessings always..

deezie said...

I am so sorry that your precious Grandma is gone. That rose and poem were beautiful. How blessed you were to have had such a special relationship with your Grandma,

Mrs. U said...

While I very sad for your family, I am SOOOOO EXCITED for your Grammy!!! She is worshipping THE LORD!!!!!!!!!! She finally gets to see Jesus FACE TO FACE!!!! Oh that makes me SOOOO happy and excited and... oh I can't wait to go Home one day!!!!

And to be 100!!! Wow! That's my goal!!!

What a blessing, indeed!!!!!

Mrs. U

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful! Sending you my sincerest condolences! This post is a beautiful tribute to your grammy! I hold you in my prayers NG

thehomespunheart said...

Susan, I know you will miss your Grammy so much ~ and I'm thankful you'll be reunited one day. Thinking of you, Monica

Betty said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother's death. We have been away for several days......