Monday, January 25, 2016

When You Lose A Grandparent

Loss has been a big part of my life the past few years. I've learned how to grieve & move on even though things are never quite the same. But when it happens to you again, a sense of familiarity returns. All the feelings you felt long ago come back. The pain that once ached inside of you, you remember it all too well.

Yesterday evening, it happened again to me.

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My grandma (my dad's mom) has been doing really bad the past few weeks. We actually went & visited her last month which I'm so incredibly thankful for. Unfortunately though, last night we got "the call" that she passed away. 

Losing someone is always different though, as a Christian. I'm so sad that she has left this earth, but I'm so thankful that she's not in pain anymore. She's rejoicing & praising God in heaven. She has seen God face to face. By now, she has probably even seen my dad & my grandpa (her husband) again. I can't imagine what the reunion was like up there last night.

The older I get, the more I long for my eternal home. Of course, to see the people who have gone on before me, but I can't wait to see my Lord & Savior, face to face. Having that sense of peace is so comforting to me, especially right now.

Losing a grandparent is hard. Regardless of the fact that I know where she is right now, I'm still saddened by the fact of her no longer being here on this earth. After I found out the news that she passed away, I immediately thought about her (& even my dad). I thought about my last conversation with her. I thought about how she told me she missed my dad. I thought about how she told me she was proud of me. I thought about how she told me about the time she first saw me after I was born.

I'm so thankful for my Grandma Long. She has been such a blessing to my life & our family. I'm so happy that she is in heaven right now, & I long for the day that I see her again.

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Having a relationship with Jesus Christ is no joke, y'all. I'm reminded of God's constant, overwhelming grace on my life as I relive grief once again. If you don't have that peace, please feel free to ask me about it.

Tell the people around you how much you love them. Hug them tight. And thank God for them every single day.



3 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy. Sending positive vibes to you and your family during this difficult time.

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy. Sending positive vibes to you and your family during this difficult time.

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