Sunday, August 30, 2009

Meeting Jesus

I have, after a long two and a half weeks, returned home from my trip to to visit Granny.

The first week of my trip was spent spending time with and caring for my grandma, who was on in-home hospice and living at my moms house. I am so glad I was able to be there and help care for her. Her desire was to remain at home as long as she could, and because we all pulled together, we were able to make that happen.

Grandma passed away on August 20, 2009, and will be sadly missed.

God brought our family together during this time, and reminded me of how important relationships are, and that they will not be around forever. He reminded me that the most important thing I will leave behind when I leave this earth is...

the way I loved others.

I pray that everyday, I will receive more of a revelation of His love for me, so that I am able to love Him and others more fully and completely.

After all, we cannot give what we have not received, and,
life is to short, not to love.

I know that grandma has finally met Jesus and is dancing on golden streets with Him. I know that she is finally complete and whole, no more suffering, every tear wiped away. I can only imagine what she must have felt meeting Jesus...WOW!

I do know that I will be with her, much longer than I have to be with out her.

However, Knowing this does not make me miss her any less.

I want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart to all you who left me encouraging comments and prayed with and for me and my family during this time. Your prayers were definitely felt and welcomed over the last weeks.

Now, that I am home, I will be getting back into the swing of things and I will soon be posting again regularly. I am also looking forward to coming by to visit you all again soon.

Many Blessings,
Daveda

13 comments:

Loren said...

Daveda,

My heart is with you and praying comfort for you but know that this time was such a gift and I am soo praising the Lord you were given these days with your family!

I love your quote "I do know that I will be with her, much longer than I have to be with out her." How true and thankyou for sharing this! This is my prayer for my Dad! Im clinging to the hope of this!

Yes! One day we will be dancing on the streets of Gold ~ no more tears, no more pain....What a glorious day it will be!

Heart2Heart said...

Daveda,

My favorite part of your post was when you stated that you will get to spend more time with her in Heaven than those you spent with her on Earth. How true a statement that is!!

We will have all of eternity to spend with our family, and friends celebrating and honoring the God we served while we lived here on earth.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sarah Dawn said...

Daveda, I understand the sadness tinged with joy. May the Lord simply carry you during this time. When we went home to the US to be with my Gram, God used it in mighty ways in our life. It was the catalyst to send us back home and minister once again in our home country. I wrote one of my first posts about my Gram the day she died .. I hope it will bless you today.
http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2009/05/death-has-no-sting.html

RCUBEs said...

Welcome back! And may the Lord's comfort continue to cover you and your family. I'm so thankful for His wonderful promise of turning everything "not so nice" into good to those who love Him. May many more things are revealed in your heart as your grandma was temporarily separated from her loved ones.

But the best is His gift of "eternal life". Glory to God! Blessings.

Andrea said...

Daveda,

I was moved as you spoke of your grandmother walking the streets of gold with NO more tears or pain. I praise GOD for her ultimate healing and I pray that he will bring comfort to the core of your being b/c I know you will miss her.

Andrea

Sara said...

Daveda - you ae such a jewel. I am so sorry for you loss and so grateful that God used it to teach you something important.

Praying for you, for the healing in your heart and that God would continue to hold you close and gently reveal to you all He wants you to know.

Kee said...

I have been praying and will continue to pray that God wrap your family in HIS peace.

Death is never easy even when you know they have went home to be with Jesus.
Sending lots of hugs and prayers.

jhazmyn said...

Aww Daveda, I'm glad for that comfort that comes from knowing you would see her again...Your outlook is encouraging and I know God's comfort would continually be with you.

christy rose said...

Daveda,
I am sorry for the hurting you feel of missing your granny. You are right, knowing that you will see them again does not take missing them away. But, the joy of knowing how extremely happy she must be does seem to make it a little easier.
When I stopped by to visit you today, I was so excited to see that some of my most wonderful and best blogging friends were some of the first to welcome you home and encourage you. Loren, Kat, Rosel, Sarah, Andrea, and Keisha are all some of my most favorite and loyal blogging friends. God is doing something here in this blogging community. And I am so excited about it. What is he up to? I can just feel excitement whelling up in me with expectation of the unknown because I know it is going to be something so good! Whoo HOO!

I am glad you are home,
I have missed you,
Love,
Christy

~*Michelle*~ said...

Prayers for peace and comfort being offered up in your and your family's name at this time.

This was my favorite line of all:

"After all, we cannot give what we have not received, and,
life is to short, not to love."

WOW! What TRUTH!

Tracy Wagman said...

God be with you and your family Daveda!
You are soooo right we cannot give away what we haven't received,

Shanda said...

"Life is too short not to love." So, so true!

I am praying for you!

chili pepper said...

Please stop by my post tomorrow, 9/6. I should like to pass an award on to you. I don't have time to be on the computer on Sunday so I needed to let you know this evening.

Hoping you have a pleasant Sunday of rest and worship!

Kat