Grandmom Susan [1922-2007]

Grandmom Susan began to rest around 3:00 this morning. We made it to Rock Hill by 9:00. We left at 1:00 this morning but we are too late to see her again this side of heaven. I’m very thankful for our last time together at Thanksgiving. Now is the time for family. Thanks for your prayers.

UPDATE: In my haste yesterday I put the wrong year in the title. If she had made it to her April birthday this year she would have been 85.

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  • I’m sorry, man. We’ll keep you in our prayers. Let us know if there’s anything we can do while you’re gone.

  • Leah

    I am so sorry.My prayers are with you.

  • our condolences, robbie.

  • So sorry for your loss.

  • Our prayers are with you. We’ll see in in a few days.

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  • Glad you all got there safely. We are praying for you!

  • rob

    Thank you, everyone, for your openly obvious concern. It’s felt deep.

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  • Claire

    Rob & Patricia,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Grandmom.

    I don’t know if you’re familiar with this poem or not, but it’s a view of Heaven I’ve always appreciated:

    I am standing upon the seashore.
    A ship at my side spreads her white sails
    to the morning breeze
    and starts for the blue ocean.
    She is an object of beauty and strength,
    and I stand and watch her
    until at length
    she hangs like a speck of white cloud
    just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
    Then someone at my side says: ‘There! She’s gone’.

    Gone where?
    Gone from my sight – that is all.
    She is just as large in mast
    and hull and spar
    as she was when she left my side,
    and just as able to bear her load
    of living freight to the place of destination.
    Her diminished size is in me, not in her;
    and just at the moment when someone at my side
    says. ‘There! She’s gone.’
    there are other eyes watching her coming,
    and other voices
    ready to take up the glad shout,
    ‘Look! She comes!’

    ~ Henry Van Dyke

    Praying for you,

  • Rob–

    I pray that you and your family are comforted with the “peace that transcends all understanding”.

  • rob

    @Claire : I had never read that poem before but it was great. Thanks for sharing it.

    Everyone : Thanks so much for your comments and emails.