When a person lives to be 99, you almost begin to think that she might actually live forever.
My grandmother, "Gram", left this earth last night after living 99 years. We will miss her immensely here. She was loved by so many, because she loved us so well.
She faithfully wrote letters to me right up until her first stroke 2 years ago. I kept many of those letters and have read back over them this past week since finding out that she would soon be leaving us. Below is an excerpt from a letter she wrote to me. It contains one of the most important lessons she shared with me:
In this letter, she wrote that over the years she has "learned to take her burdens to the Lord and leave them there."
I was so blessed to be her granddaughter. I'm going to miss her sweet and loving spirit. We are filled with sadness here without her. But, much to her delight, she is singing with angels and walking with Jesus now...and living forever!