Monday, March 8, 2010

Big comfort from little hands


My grandmother passed away peacefully yesterday, surrounded by her children and other family that loved her. She will be missed greatly, but we rejoice with her as she reunites with her son, her brothers and sister, her parents, and many others that have gone before her.

I was not at the hospital when she died, so I got a phone call. As I hung up the phone, I began to cry. Adler looked up from what he was doing and came and hugged me and rubbed on my hair, telling me that it was alright. He asked me what was wrong so I told him that Nanny had gone to Heaven and that I was crying because I was going to miss her. He looked at me and told me that it was okay because we were going to go there and see her soon.

Of course, in his mind, Heaven is like this big playground we can come and go as we please, so he doesn't quite understand what he was saying. But HOW TRUE! What hope we have as Christians that we will see our loved ones again. Though we may grieve and mourn our tremendous loss, we can rejoice that our loss is only temporary. I can't imagine how people who don't believe that deal with tragedy or loss. Thank God I believe!

But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

4 comments:

Mandy said...

So sorry for your loss Ashley! I will be praying for you and your family!

aunt vickie said...

No wonder Jesus loved the children so much... they have such amazing insight in the midst of their innocense...
I love you, Ashley...

Sara said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Erica said...

Thinking of you and your sweet family.

I am sorry for your loss.

xo