II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Time Out

Hey ya'll....just stopping in for a sec to tell you that I am taking a Time Out from blogging. I don't want to...but there just isn't time and blogging just doesn't rank very high on my list of priorities at the moment. Many of you know, my grandma (who lives with my mom next door to me) became ill in just the past few months. She has progressed extremely rapidly and at this very moment, she is about 99% gone. Everyone in my family is keeping vigil by her bedside as well as the hospice nurses who are doing 24 hour care at this point. Since it's hard to just stand by and watch, I am keepig myself busy by cooking meals and desserts to bring over there as well as running any errands they need ran. It is my pleasure to be abe to help them like this...but it also puts my "spare" time at a very low minimum. I promise to return to blogging as soon as life is back to normal...but for now, my family needs me more.

Love you guys!
I am attaching a pic of my grandma...taken just 11 days ago on her 82nd birthday. You can imagine how fast the cancer progressed...in just 11 days she went from being her normal cheerful, sweet self to lying on her death bed drifting away to see Jesus!
**At 8:45 tonight, Grandma "graduated" from earth to Heaven! We'll miss her sweet, smiley face but we are all so glad to know she's done fighting this battle and can finally rest in the arms of her Father!

13 comments:

Simmons Girlz said...

I did not know your grandmother for very long, but every time I saw her, she had such a sweet smile on her face. I know you and your family will be missing her very much. I pray the peace of God around all of you, and that the comforter himself will come and bring comfort to you in this time of loss..I love you all and if you need anything, please let me know!

Miss Got Wings said...

Oh Jen, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandma. And I will miss you while you're gone, but your mind and heart are in the right place - with the ones you love. I pray for God to heal all of your hearts.

God Bless Beverly.

Teresa said...

I'm sorry Jen. She looks so sweet holding her cake. It's never easy to watch something like cancer take away someone we love. I'll be thinking and praying for your whole family.

Take as much time as you need...we all understand.

Love you!

Amy said...

I'm so sorry about your grandma! I know all too well the sadness your family is going through right now. And the happiness too. Sad because you will miss her here on Earth but so happy that she's happy and healthy and with the Lord. I'm praying for you and your family right now. Love you.

Simmons Girlz said...

I know you have been gone from the blog world for sometime, I wanted to tell you on my blog I posted a post about the recent loss of my father. I do not know if it will help, but you might want to check it out.

home4mk said...

I am so sorry for your loss. i understand what it is like to loose a grandmother to cancer. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

smiling's my favorite said...

These times are never easy... but I am so proud of you and your mom and all the family for staying strong thru the rough spots. You never left her all the way to the end and that is what true family is all about. We pray that all of the arrangments for the service go well and that God will help you take the next step in life as you help your mom move on without her mother. You are an awesome daughter and an amazing granddaughter. Lov ya

Beverly said...

Jen I am so sorry for your loss. We will hold your family up in our prayers.

Arissa Mae said...

Jne,

My thoughts are with you! I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. Glad you were able to be with her through it all.

Tammy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss Jen. She looked like such a sweetie. I'm sure you have many fond memories and how wonderful that you got to spend her final days on earth with her! I will keep you all in my prayers.

KC said...

I sent you an e-mail sweetie....
Love ya!
Kandy

mr zig said...

Jen, very sorry to hear about your loss... all the best for the next while, going through all that comes with that! And as for blogging, well don't worry... we'll all still be here when you return -

jenelle said...

Prayers for peace and unity in your family. Sorry for your loss. Hold on to sweet memories.