January 25, 2009


Hey friends. I know it's been a while since I've posted. Several good reasons exist for this; unfortunately, the post I had planned to write explaining them all will have to wait because of something that happened yesterday.
Yesterday afternoon, my grandma passed away.
Most of you know that she broke her hip right before the new year. Well, there were complications. We weren't really surprised, but that doesn't mean we aren't grieving.
She knew Jesus, though, as her Lord and Savior. Which is a reason to celebrate; or at the very least, it's a reason to have hope. Mom, Harry, and I were with her when she died. We all had a chance to say our good-byes, even though she couldn't respond. We prayed with her and over her, and Mom sang hymns. That seemed silly at the time, but maybe when I'm old and on my deathbed I'll feel differently. I think I feel differently now.
While the reality that she's gone has not fully sunk in yet, I have an overwhelming sense of peace that can only come from Him. I have cried my tears, and may cry more in the days ahead. But I know my Lord and He is good. And He is with us. And strangely, I'm comforted by that. Grandma's gone, but it's ok. Lord willing, we will see her again one day.

Grandma's birthday 2006

The day I graduated from PLNU

Mom and Grandma enjoing one of our favoritist spots here in San Diego county

The three of us on Mom's wedding day

The day Caleb was born
Caleb's first Christmas (2008)
Us at Corvettes for Harry's birthday (2008)

We love you, Grandma. We will miss you tremendously. Enjoy heaven; can't wait to be there with you someday!


Natalie Jackson said...

I am so sorry Nicole. I love you and I will be praying for you.

Linds said...

Oh, my little sister, I'm so sorry. Mike and I are both thinking and praying for you and your mom and everyone else. I love you, sweetie. Let me know when a good time to call might be. I love you.