Two major events took place in my life just one week ago. My paternal Grandmother at the young age of 90 went home to be with the Lord and hours later we were celebrating the upcoming arrival of my daughter's baby. I felt alot of emotions last Saturday, Glad... my Grandmother was ready to go and no longer in pain. Glad...my daughter was thrilled about her new baby. Sad...that Grandma Jo is gone. Sad...that my baby girl is no longer my baby. But mostly I felt cheated...cheated that I only got to spend 41 years knowing my Grandma. Cheated that we didn't get to take a five generation photo with her and my new Grandbaby!
I was thrilled that I got to visit briefly with a bunch of aunts, uncles and cousins. Thrilled,that the main theme of the eulogy was "Hold to God's Unchanging Hand", my favorite Babtist hymn. Thrilled, that her creativity was displayed...a starched hat that she made was incorporated into a flower arrangement (thanks Aunt JoAnn and Chris). Thrilled, that she was dressed in purple and looked fabulous. Thrilled, that the purple themed scrapbook that I made about her on the way to the funeral matched her dress! Thrilled, that my pregnant daughter got to go to the funeral and say goodbye. Thrilled, that my little ones understood and continue to as me questions about death and the after life.
But most of all I'm thrilled that God is Good!