October 18, 2012

Fairytale13 Giveaway Winners! (and why my heart is breaking)

Here are the winners of the handmade Mommy and Me scarf sets from Fairytale13!













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.

Anyway.

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)





41 comments:

  1. So sorry for the loss of your grandma. I will pray for your family, I know it's a hard time.

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  2. I'm so sorry. The world is a darker place today, for sure. I'm know where you're at - my grandma passed this morning too. :( hugs from blogland.

    jess.

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    1. Jessica, I am so sorry to hear that. It is surely a sad day. :(

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  3. Your post has me in tears. I too have lost a dear grandparent (my grandpa) and know that feeling of "missing" someone. I think that it has to be the worst human emotion. :*( But I am also very thankful for the hope that only Jesus brings that I will someday see him again in heaven. I don't know how someone can deal with death without Jesus in their life. Praise the Lord that you too will see your grandma someday. ::hug:: Please know that I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers as you grieve.

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  4. Disney i'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandma. Even though we know there is life after death, it's still hard for those of us who are left behind for a while.

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  5. so sorry for your loss. I never thought about why Jesus cried when He knew what He was about to do...what a thought. Said a prayer for you and your family as they walk out the grief. And that you will be comforted the same way I would want to be.

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  6. Oh I'm so sad your grandma passed away. My grandpa passed away last december after battling alzheimer's for 5+ years. It's a hard thing, but isn't faith a wonderful thing to know where they are and that you'll see them again?

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  7. Disney and Jessica, I'm so sorry for your losses. Granparents are so important! We'll be thinking of you.

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  8. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

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  9. I am so very sorry for your loss and so glad that you have the Great Comforter to help you thru... thank you for being the light of the world (that even in your mourning you are an example for others).. sending God's blessings and love to you and your family.

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  10. So sorry for our loss Disney! Hugs and I will be praying for you in this difficult time.

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  11. I'm sorry for your loss God give you and your family peace soon.

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  12. So sorry for your loss, Disney. I still miss my grandma who died almost 40 years ago. She taught me to sew, and she did all the ripping when I made a mistake.
    It is the natural order, for grandma's to go ahead... Now you know someone in heaven.
    Hugs

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  13. I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my grandfather about two years ago and it makes me really sad that he wasn't there for my wedding or the birth of his great granddaughter. I hope you and your family will get through this with as less suffering as possible. Lots of love!!

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  14. Oh, this is a sad day and let her soul rest in peace. I remember a recent post about visiting your grand parents, this is some consolation.

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  15. I'm so sorry for your loss, Disney. I'm glad you were able to visit with her before she passed, and I'm glad she's at peace. May flights of angels carry her to her rest, and I hope your family is able to find peace as well.

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  16. So terribly sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like you are one very lucky girl to have had such a special lady in your life for so long, and you must be so glad that Paige was able to have that opportunity as well. I hope that gives you comfort in this tough time.

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  17. praying for you today. so thankful that we know the hope of Jesus, but times like this are still difficult on this earth. may He comfort you and your family today.

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  18. praying for you today. so thankful that we know the hope of Jesus, but times like this are still difficult on this earth. may He comfort you and your family today.

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  19. Disney, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Hugs.

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  20. Sorry for your loss Disney. :( So grateful that we'll all be together after we die. Praying for comfort for you and your family.

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  21. Disney, sorry to hear about your grandma. Let me know if you need anything. our prayers are with you and your family.

    Heidi

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  22. So sorry. Death just isn't natural.

    Your grandma looks so young in the photo.

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  23. I'm so sorry for your loss Disney. Praying for the hurt in your heart, for your momma and granddad.

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  24. Sorry about your grandma, my prayers are with you and your family. My grandma has been gone for over thirty years but I still miss her terribly.

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  25. I am so about your loss--I'll be praying for you and your family. Praise God for bringing us through the darkest of valleys.
    <3

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  26. Disney I'm so sorry for your loss. I know what it's like to lose a grandmother. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  27. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  28. My sympathies for your family's sad news. However, we cannot fathom the glory and joy of that wonderful day yet to come when every tear will be dried. I'll be praying for you and your family, your grandfather, especially. <3

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  29. My heart goes out to you and your lovely family. I too am so grateful for the knowledge of forever families and the hope of seeing my loved ones again.

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  30. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  31. Disney, I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss. I know that we have the greatest hope and joy, but sadness just just inevitable when we lose someone we love deeply. I pray He'll bring you much comfort and beautiful memories of the good times you had with your grandma!

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  32. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandmother. I know how hard it is. I lost my Grandpa this summer, and I feel for you. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  33. Sorry for your loss. Families really are forever, though, and you will be able to see her again. Of that I am certain.

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  34. So sorry about your grandma! I lost the last of my grandparents three years ago, and it is so weird how every now and then, I'll think, "I wonder how...?" then "Mimi would know that!" and then remember how I can't ask her. Thank God for all that was passed to me before they all died, they all truly left a wonderful legacy. And most of all, thank God, as you said, for the hope we have! Hugs!

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  35. So sorry to hear about your grandma. Death is such a hard thing to handle, even as adults. You will see her again one day and until then, the memories you have will get your through each day. God will be watching over your family and will provide comfort to each of you. Have a blessed day!!!

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  36. So sorry to hear about your grandma. Death is such a hard thing to handle, even as adults. You will see her again one day and until then, the memories you have will get your through each day. God will be watching over your family and will provide comfort to each of you. Have a blessed day!!!

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  37. Dear Disney, I am so sorry for your heartache!! I am so happy that you have the Hope that I know to be true! We can be comforted in knowing soon and very soon we are going to see the King and for eternity we will be together again!! It does hurt for now, but I am thankful to know you know and trust in the Comforter! I pray for you and your family during this time!

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  38. I'm so sorry, Disney! Goodbye's stink! Even the temproray ones! I don't know if you'll be arranging a service or anything? But, we are close to Sweethome, if you need anything! (Food or an extra place for people to stay?) Hugs!

    ~Amber
    elfinspired@comcast.net

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  39. Hi Disney, I'm sorry to read of your grandmother passing on my first visit here. I think we grieve even when we're Christians just because we miss their presence so much. Jesus wept because although He trusted His Father God to bring Lazarus back, the people around Him didn't. He wept because of the state of their souls. Losing someone has such a mixture of feelings..we miss them, we celebrate their lives and we hope,'cos we know we're going to see them again. I hope your days will be filled with the comfort of the Lord. Sorry that ended up being sooo long for a first comment!

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  40. I'm so sorry to hear about your Granny! My mom was granny to my kids and she passed away in May. We were best friends and worked together so it's been really hard for me but like you said, having the peace of knowing we will meet again comforts me. I just miss her every single day and I've been dreaming about her a lot. I was with her when she passed away and I keep dreaming that she comes alive again and I have so much to tell her.

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