Sunday, February 13, 2011

As we say goodbye for now after 97 years

Edna Lydia Alft
November 9, 1913 - February 13, 2011

My grandmother died peacefully a little after midnight this morning.  My head is joyful that she is in heaven with our Savior but, our hearts are sad.  My parents were able to make it up on Friday, so thankful they were able to spend time with her.

I am thankful that after more than 20 years she will be reunited with my grandfather. 
She had a very strong bond with Aidan & Alayna.  Alayna could make her smile even on Grandma's hard days (that magical chromosome, you know!). 

I am sad for my father to have to say goodbye to his mother for now, I am sad that I have no grandparents living here on Earth (joyful that they were all believers!), I am sad to see the tears in Aidan's eyes as he talks about her, I am so very sad that she won't be here to see us bring Dariya home. 

We love you Grandma, we will miss you, we are so thankful for all the time we were able to be with you and be close to you.

Until we meet again.....


Anonymous said...

Hugs, Rochelle, to you and your family. xo

RK said...

So sorry you'll miss her, of course, but so happy that you have the security of knowing that she is now with her Savior!

Elisabeth said...

Rejoicing that she is with her Savior, but I will be praying for peace for your family.

Heather said...

Sending you peace as you say goodbye to your beloved grandmother.

I was just at funeral yesterday and the pastor said,"Do not look at it as though she has left you but rather she has just gone before you."Seemed so simple yet so comforting.

Hugs to sweet Aidan

Kelly said...

Oh Rochelle, I am so sorry hear this news! Praying for peace for your family! ((HUGS)) to sweet Aidan & Alayna!!

Lori said...

So sorry to hear this news. Prayers for peace and comfort. {Hugs}

Lacey said...

So sorry for your loss. I remember being in school and everyone loses grandparents, but when my grandma died, I was stricken with grief, we were very close to my grandma. Now I have no grandparents alive anymore either.

Stephanie said...

It's a difficult mix of emotions. To say good bye for now and be so sad, but to rejoice in their eternal joy!!
Your sweet grandma shared a birthday with my sweetest Aunt Emily, who is in heaven too.
Crying and rejoicing with you.

And you know she will see you bring Dariya home. She's got the best seat in the house.I bet she has already sent Miss. D some special kisses.


Denise said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandmother from earth but very thankful that she is a believer and enjoying herself in heaven now. You wrote so beautifully about her that it brought tears to my eyes!!