In memory of Granny.
It is Saturday, October 30, 1999. Granny
passed away last night.
I have taken this one out of context. "...They were
gone in a moment like a breath of wind, never
to return." Psalm 78:39
"Yet we have this assurance:
Those who belong to God will live;
their bodies will rise again!
Those who sleep in the earth
will rise up and sing for joy!
For God's light of life will fall like
on his people in the place of the dead!" Isiah
26:17, Quickverse Life Application Bible
My mixed feeling at the moment:
Update: the fire siren just went off a while ago.
An ambulance went somewhere. Man, does it stop?
Sad that Granny has gone from our lives. She
was always looking after our best interest. She loved us a lot and had
a great sense of humour. She was a great grandma.
Expectant as I want to meet her in heaven.
Relieved that she seems to have passed away
peacefully, the way that she wanted to.
Glad that we have a loving God.
I think this is a time to be close to God, family
and friends. Maybe this is an opportunity for us to become closer to God
and bring others closer to Him.
Memories of Granny
Always helping us
"Mustn't be late" :)
"Is the place tidy enough?"
"Here you go. I made this for your tea...."
"What can I do?"
"Sarah...." (food for the dog)
"I bought this for you"
"Don't worry about it, I paid for it." & "I'll pay for my ...[meal/trip/admission]"
The immortal Granny that could do anything.
The adventurous Granny: cable hang gliding, birthday houseboat trips, humour
The fancy-dress social last week
The "Energiser Granny": She just kept going and going and going....
What to do:
I know how awkward it can be when somebody is grieving.
Since I normally feel uneasy due to not knowing what to do, I'll try to
explain some things.
What (I think) I would like people to do:
It can be really emotional when I am reminded of Granny
(and her absence).
Express their sorrow in a short, sharp and shiny way.
Be supportive and understanding (but not overly ) for
example: listen. A good listener is always appreciated.
Remember that things are basically the same, except that
Granny isn't here. It's not the end of the world.
My thoughts at the moment.
Page created Saturday, October 30, 1999 by Ben Reuter.
Page updated Sunday, October 31, 1999.