It was so sweet of Penny to be so generous to us(thanks again, Penny!), show her some love at her shop if you can! She makes just gorgeous things. :o)
I normally love to announce the giveaway winners because it's just so fun to tell people "You've won!!" but I'm just not in a peppy mood today, sadly. You know how you get a call from a family member in the middle of the night and you just know it's not going to be good?
My wonderful grandmother passed away last night.
The one that we prayed for back in July.
I believe the promises that God made, so I know I'll see her again before too long. But I can't wrap my head around the fact that when I drive that familiar road to Sweet Home, OR and pull up next to their quaint little house and open their door, she won't be there to hug me. Or wave goodbye from the porch when I leave. She was supposed to always be there.
Death is such a strange thing. Just a soul leaving a body. Why does that feel like the end of the world? Why did even Jesus weep at Lazarus' death when he knew well that he was about to bring him back to life? There's just something so sorrowful about it.
I'm a little worried about my mom, and even more worried about my grandpa. He and my grandma had been married almost 60 years. But I suppose that we'll all be ok in the end. Praise God for hope after death. What a generous gift.
See you soon, Granny. I sure love you. And I'm so glad your heart won't be bothering you anymore. :O)