Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Legacy Begins

With a very tender heart I am not sure how to write this next sentence. The Lord welcomed home my Grandma this evening. Today at about 5:30pm, she left her suffering body to receive completeness in Christ with each of her daughters by her side.

She is healed, she is free, she is home.

Many family members from all over the country are hearing the news and making their way to say goodbye. Please pray for all of us as we spend the next several days together to pray, cry, remember, and say goodbye.

I am honored to have known her. She will continue to live in my life in so many ways. I know that her legacy will be carried through generations.

I love you, Grandma. I'll see you soon.


G said...

Wow - what a day for you. We will continue to pray for you and the rest of your family. I know it is not easy. We love you!

Melissa said...

I'm praying for you Jen. As always I love you and your family.

Tracy and Adam said...

Ohmygoodness I will have to tell Adam to read your comments! haha. :-) I'm pretty excited about the apartments! And maybe exercising marital rights, as you called it. :-) See you soon!

GateWay said...

Wow... Yes, "soon" has great meaning for me these days! on a slightly different note, I've found an interesting connection to you and me my friend. I noticed a rather unusual name on your "friends" as well as on one of my VERY dear friend's list. Diana and Scott Latham are precious long-time friends of ours who speak highly of a family familiar to you... the Kiupers. This world just keeps getting smaller and smaller to me. Or perhaps it is truly that the BODY is coming together more and more quickly through the various and diverse connections of each of us. Pretty revelatory to me!