To be totally honest…last week was very poignant for me and my family. I am always praising God, and trusting His goodness, but it was a week of loss, grieving, and utter dependence.
My Great Grandma passed away on Saturday morning. Her name was Eva Caroline and she lived to be 98 years old. She was a beautiful person with a warm and loving heart. It is God’s grace that she lived as long as she did, acquiring so many amazing memories and people to love. I know she has a legacy that will continue to live on through the countless lives she touched.
I am still a little unsure about how to explain how I feel. I was blessed to have a couple of days with her before she died. To hold her hand, pray over her, talk to her some, and say my goodbyes. I had never watched somebody die before and be so completely unaware. It was painful, heartbreaking, and exhausting. Most of all, it was a reality check and reminded me of the shortness of this life we are given. I kept listening to a song during those last days called Forever Reign as performed by Austin Stone Worship. This verse (refering to Jesus) was incredibly encouraging and challenging for me:
You are peace, You are peace, when my fear is crippling
You are true, You are true, even in my wandering
You are joy, You are joy, You’re the reason that I sing
You are life, You are life,
In You death has lost its sting
This week’s pictures are few. I documented the gorgeous skies from her last days as well as some of our last moments together.
I pray my great grandma is with Jesus and enjoying all of His glory.