Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"Good-bye" is not Forever

Pappa & Grandma w/ Hunter in May of 2008 - they looked so happy in this picture:)

Memories pouring back.  Pappa coming out to the van after Saturday night sauna to knock on our window's, telling us good-bye.  Grandma always feeding us with her yummy treats and giving us juice after sauna.  Of staying the night and making our very own package of jello and perhaps going to the book store.  Going for supper and eating a delicious meal Grandma had prepared.  Playing "stiff" with Pappa - it was hard, but so much fun!  Pappa doing stuff out in the woods, keeping the trails we ran around and played on nice and clean.  Bringing Pappa & Grandma to Centerville on Sunday morning's so he could preach there.  What a beautiful testimony of earthly love they have left us - they had a love that lasted for many years and grew - and you could see the love they had for each other!  And the testimony they left of our Heavenly Father's love - and now they are both together in Heaven, kneeling at the feet of Jesus, at the the throne of God.  Together forever with each other and God, and with many who have gone on before.  And all the pains and cares of this world are gone - they are no longer in physical pain and are enjoying the peace that surrounds them there, all earthly cares forgotten and singing forever with Jesus!  How beautiful it is!  Grandma can see again - her eyes have been made whole.  Pappa no longer needs dialysis - he is made whole.  They are both made whole - all their frailness and hardships are gone.  And while it yet is hard for us here left below - "Good-bye" is not forever . . . Someday we can join them on the eternal shore's of glory and we will never have to say "Good-bye" again.  How beautiful it is!

Grandma joined Pappa in eternal glory early this morning.

11 comments:

Priscilla said...

Praying for you all!

The Raggedy Garden said...

Love you, Aimie! What joy! Treasure your memories.

Kaia said...

Praying for the whole family!

sincerely yours said...

Special memories; a special legacy! God give comfort and strength to face the lonely days ahead!

sincerely yours said...

And an awesome picture by the way! It shows so much love and feeling!

finnishamericans said...

Your words made my tears to flow. Such a sweet picture of them! "Precious memories...how they ever flood my soul."

Anonymous said...

What wonderful memories you have of your Pappa n Gramma. Brought tears to my eyes reading this. Love you and am praying for you all. Leona

Out in the Fields said...

Your family was their greatest joy... Sweet memories and sweet thoughts, love you Aimee!

Christine said...

Oh Aimee! I am just crying, because they really were such examples of all the things we should be! And how they loved us!

Cindy Somero said...

Sweet memories are the greatest gift left to us , to share and to treasure. My prayers are with all of you .

Abigail Spaulding said...

Wow! Beautifully written! I have good memories of your Grandparents too! May their example and Love live on.....
Love & God's Peace,
Abby