Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Greatest woman I ever knew

Last night, I lost my Grammy, but Heaven gained an Angel! Words can not even express how much this beautiful woman meant to everyone who knew her. She was kind and caring and nurturing.
She passed on a love of music to my Mother who passed it down to Me and I ultimately passed it down to my children.
She was funny, oh how she could make people laugh. I remember showing her my Ultrasound pictures when I was pregnant with my third child and had just learned we were having another boy... She was hoping to get a Great Grand-daughter.. She looked at my husband and said "you know how to build a house, but you don't know how to plumb it." I laughed so hard, I thought I might pee. My husband just looked at her in awe, not knowing quite what to say, not daring to say anything. I lost a baby in between Chase and Karter, and I truly believe that was my Girl. Now Grammy is in heaven with that Great Grand-daughter she so badly wanted.
She loved her girls and her Grandchildren unconditionally. She made it a point to come to our ball games and band and choir concerts, and she was our biggest fan, even if we didn't play the best. She supported us in everything we did, always!!!
And you should have seen her face light up when one of her Great Grandchildren was around. She loved them so much, and Oh how they loved her!!!!
She was a Godly woman, who not only taught us, but showed by example how important having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is. I have no doubt that she is dancing on the streets of Gold right now, on legs that were once failing, rejoicing and singing, with a voice that was mostly gone on this earth. She is whole again, catching up with her Mom and Daddy, and seeing Aunt Marie and other family members that have gone before her. She is happy and healthy again!
I am glad she is no longer in pain, and at the same time, I grieve, I hurt, I wish she was whole again and still with us. I grieve for the memories that I had with her that my kids won't get to have. Karter just turns 2 today and he won't remember how incredibly Awesome this woman was. The only memories he'll have of her are the memories of the stories I'll tell him, or the photos I'll show him when he's older.

"Grace was in all her steps. Heaven in her eye. In every gesture dignity and love."
Author: John Milton
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  1. Beautiful Shannon! I am so sorry for your loss. But you are right, it's heaven's gain! I'm sure you will do a great job keeping her memory (and what she stood for)alive in the hearts and lives of your children!

  2. I love you and these are beautiful words. I loved how funny she was when people were not expecting it! I had never heard that one about Jake. She was truly something else. She's resting in peace there's no doubt about it because she lived a wonderful life.

  3. Absolutely beautiful, Shannon! Grandma is so proud of you, I am sure! Love, Mom

  4. Lovely! Thanks for sharing this! Jeanne