It turns out that I started writing this post early last week, but I had entitled the post “Prayers fo Grandma”. Richie’s grandma wasn’t doing very well at all and it looked like her time here with us was soon to come to an end. We are now at the airport on our way to Brisbane.
Very early on Friday 15th of October, Grandma passed away peacefully in her sleep. She has just turned 92 a month ago. Tomorrow we are gathering with the extended family, not say goodbye, but seeya later to Grandma.
Grandma was an extremely active person and Richie tells me she would walk everyone, no matter the distance. A girl after my own heart really.
Richie reminded her that he we had got married late last year and her face lit up with excitment as she responded with “Really? Yippppppeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” Classic. She couldn’t stop kissing his hand and his wedding ring. For those who remember, it was Grandma’s brooch which I wore on the back of my wedding dress on our wedding day. I felt it was a nice way to honour Grandma, also Rod (Richie’s Dad) and Richie since Grandma couldn’t make it to the wedding.
Below are some of the photos from my iPhone of Richie and Grandma from our visit to QLD two weeks ago. Time stood still here and I’m grateful these moments will be captured forever. These are some precious memories which Richie will hold dear for the rest of his life.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 (New International Version)
16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
Before we left, Richie said a prayer with her. He thanked God for his goodness in looking after Grandma and he asked that He would send angels to watch-care over Grandma until we got to see her again.
“Look after my Grandma, dear Jesus, Amen.”