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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Granny

As soon as I posted that last post I got a phone call from my dad to come to the hospital.
I am so sorry to tell you all this but Granny is gone home to be with her Lord.
I am happy for her. She has no more pain. But I am broken hearted along with our whole family. Please pray for us. I will not be blogging for a few days as we go through this.
Thank you for all of your encouraging comments. You will never know what you all meant to Granny. In her severe pain today, she talked of all the quilts that you all have bought from her. I spent the whole day at the hospital with her. Tonight I got to see her and tell her how much fun we had together. She was already gone but I am so glad I got to see her tonight.
Granny
96 years old
I love her so much.
We had so much fun.
I will never forget her.
Thank you all for giving her so much happiness in her last days. She loved making quilts for you. For you that have paid for a quilt or are sending money just bear with me. I have the quilts. I just can't do it right now.
God Bless You All!

89 comments:

Karen said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I am so sorry...

Angela said...

Oh honey. I am so sorry. But what a great homecoming she will have with our Lord!!!

lani said...

God Bless your granny i am wrapped up in her quilt as we speak and i feel her with me......You were truly blessed thank you for sharing her with us all...i would love another one of her quilts if there are any...God Bless

Martha said...

I am so sorry Valerie. My prayers for you and your family as you begin the hard journey of life without Granny. HUGS. She was an inspiration to us all.

Bobbi said...

I am sooo sorry to hear about Granny. I too went and got my quilt and cuddled on the couch. she is truly an inspiration to me. God has an angel with him now. God bless you and your family and thank you for sharing her with us.

caknitter said...

I can barely read the post and type this comment through my tears. I'm so sorry Valerie, but like you said, Granny is home now. May she rest in peace.
She touched us all with her beautiful quilts and gave us a lesson in work ethics. Even though I didn't know her personally, I'll miss her and her pictures and her latest quilt project. My quilt means even more to me now than it did when I first got it.
Thank you for sharing the news.
My deepest sympathies to your and your family.

Kaye said...

96, Bless her soul. God sent her to this earth for a good many years and she was tired, the Good Lord took her home. My sympathies to You and your Family on your loss, just cherish all those wonderful memories

ria vogelzang said...

God bless you and your family as well!
In great trouble please focus your attention on Him! He knows all of our days; Granny's as well.... She is with Him; her Lord and Saviour! And she is very fine!!
I hope the Lord will give you His comfort and His presence to quide you all threw this!!
I am praying for you and your whole family!!
God bless you all!

Karens Hopes said...

Oh I am so sad to hear that and she worked those fingers right to the end. God bless her and all your family.
Karen

Sue said...

My thoughts are with you. Granny was a very special lady. We will all remember her and be inspired by her.

chook said...

sending you a hug and thinking of you
we will all miss Granny
she was an amazing lady
hugs Beth

Darla said...

Valerie, the lives that Granny touched through you is something you will never know the extent of. Your devotion to her and her example of dedication to the Lord will live forever. I too shed tears over this great loss. She is home now, safe and healthy, for that we can be happy about. Granny will always be a shining star in my eyes...love you Val!

Sew Unique Creations said...

We are praying for you and your family for comfort. Granny is now in heaven and enjoying herself. Thank you for sharing her life with us. I personally have so enjoyed this.

Michelle said...

Our hearts ache for you, Valerie. You gave us such a gift by sharing Granny. She taught us all about grace and dedication to God, and showed us how much she loved you all.

I know Granny is happy, being with her Jesus, and all the loved ones who went before her. Hold on to the memories, until you see her again.

Libby said...

I am so sorry! I will be in prayer for Granny's family and friends! I wonder if Granny realized how many people, from all over, that she inspired? She will be missed!

andsewon said...

My deepest condolences to you Valerie, your Dad and to your extended family.
Bless her heart, Granny is now at rest and peace.Happy in heaven! What a wonderful legacy Granny has left you all!Such an amazing lady.
I have been touched and inspired by Granny in so many ways.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Lola

Mildred said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family Valerie. Granny lived her life for the Lord and was such an inspiration for all of us.

Hootin' Anni said...

I've been following for some time and I'm so saddened by this news.

She has lived a full life to be sure and she has been so active and so alive with life....she will be missed by us all.

Pat said...

Oh, Val.......I am so sorry. Oddly enough, last night before I drifted off to sleep and was saying my prayers (including one for her), I had a feeling that she was at peace with the Lord. While I know this was a sudden and very upsetting occurrence for your family because of its suddenness, I am glad for her that she didn't have any lingering, painful hospital stay and that the Lord was kind enough to take that good lady home quickly. She also was able to do what she loved until the end and you were such a blessing to help her in the ways you did. Please extend my heartfelt sympathy to the rest of your family. Prayers will continue for all of you to be nurtured by the memories you hold close to your hearts.

Amelia said...

Val, my prayers are for you and your family. Granny loved the Lord and now she is with him.

May God give you the strength (and patience) as you go thru the next several days.

Love you,

Amelia

Connie W said...

Valerie, Your Granny touched so many of our lives. She was a such a prescious and dear, sweet, lady. Thank you for introducing all of us to your sweet Granny through your blog and for sharing her quilts with us too. I have two that I will always count among my treasures. My sister has one that I gave her. Please take care during this time of your loss. Our thoughts are prayers are with you and the family. God bless you.

ddogood said...

God bless Granny. I miss her already. I know she is happy to be with the Lord and I'm happy for her, but my heart is broken. I miss her already. I hope she was able to read the note I sent her.
You have my deepest heartfelt sympathies. I know what you are going through. My tears are over flowing. I pray for comfort for you and your family.
Donna

Sue said...

I love you Valerie, and selfishly I feel like I've lost my Granny too because she brought such happiness into my life. I will miss her so much, what an amazing person God blessed us with, thank you, thank you for sharing so much about her with us.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

My heart goes out to you all.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Val, I am so sorry! I don't have the words other than I know you will miss her, but you will see her sweet face again one day. Find comfort in that! Bless you, Becky

Diana said...

I am so sorry you lost your sweet granny. You have my deepest sympathy.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Oh Val I am so sorry for you and your whole family.

Your blogging family will miss Granny as much I'm sure.
She has been such a huge part of our world since you have been blogging.

Bless you all and my prayers are with you.

Hugs, Karen

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Val I know how this must hurt so much to loose Granny, but I can't help but think about how happy she must be right now sitting by her savior in heaven probably making a quilt!
We sure will miss reading about that dear sweet woman.
Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Melissa

Julie said...

(((((((((((valerie))))))))
I am so sorry. I know that this is a very hard time. Please know I am here for you dear sister. I was talking with someone about Granny and we were talking about how she was ready to be with Jesus. She is Home!! We grieve for ourselves not her because right now she is walking on them streets of gold!!

Dot said...

To you and your family I send my deepest sympathies. She was a remarkable lady, a witness of her salvation and will be missed by all of us who came to know her throught you and your blog.

Karen said...

I am so sorry, Valerie. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. ~Karen

Sherry said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I am so sorry. You made her last years so happy selling her quilts you can tell she enjoyed selling them You now have a SPECIAL ANGEL looking over you. We had never meet her but we all feel we really did know her threw you. She went with no pain how lucky for her. Your all in my prayers. God Bless.

SandyQuilts said...

Oh Valerie I'm so so sorry. I loved reading about Granny .... brought back so many memories of my own grandmothers.

I bet she's quilting up a storm in heaven .... so many new quilters in the making.

Love and kisses to you and all your family. I wish I lived closer.

Connie said...

My heart is sadden for you and your family, granny was a sweet lady, god was ready for her to come home, now she is at rest. An angel she is. Our prayer are with you and the family....

Janet said...

My sympathies to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your Granny with us! She surely inspired more quilters than you know. Bless her heart.

Glenda said...

Valerie, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I know you will miss your granny so much in the days ahead. I am thankful you have so many happy memories to carry you through. Granny lived her life as a beautiful testament to the Lord and many benefited from her example. Thank you so much for sharing her with all of us! My thoughts and prayers with be with you in the days ahead.

Debbie said...

God bless your family. Thanks you for sharing her with us. She was a true blessing. From California.

Jeannie B. said...

I am so sorry to hear about Grannie. She was such an inspiration to me. To see that old age can be a productive and fun time. Thank you for sharing her with us. I am so pleased that I was able to get one of the last quilts she made and I am looking forward to receiving it. Blessings to your family. Jeannie

alobsiger said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. My deepest sympathies for your loss of Granny.

dusty&mandy said...

Just remember that you and your blogger friends made Granny's last few years wonderful. I remember seeing the smile on her face when you told her that she sold another quilt. She would just say that you were a blessing. The words I would use to describe Granny are sweet, fragile, loving, Godly, and strong. She had a good life and she will be missed. She is in Heaven though- no doubt!

I love you, Mom! Let me know if I can do anything...
Mandy

kheli said...

You and your family are in my prayers. But Praise the Lord! He has a wonderful new addition with him! Thank you for sharing your sweet, sweet Granny with us.

Williams Arena said...

Picture this.... Jesus opening His arms to welcome Granny home, giving her a hug and saying "Well done my faithful servant." She was a great example of a life well lived.

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Valerie, I am so sorry for you and your sweet family. But I am also rejoicing with you as your sweet Granny has been ushered into the presence of her sweet Jesus. She is no longer in pain, and is walking the streets of gold. I am crying with you Valerie,because Granny has become a part of us. Her sweet life was such an inspiration to me, and I am so happy that you allowed us be a part of her life. Blessings to you and your family as the days ahead will be difficult. But know that Granny is doing what she enjoyed the most. She is with her Savior.

Brenda said...

Praying for you all. Rejoicing that Granny is with Jesus. I would love a Granny quilt if there are still any left.

Heidi said...

I am so sorry Valerie! I'm in tears just reading your post. She was such an inspiration to all of us. Her faith was amazing and she was truly a gift to all of us. I will always cherish the quilts she made for my family!

Thank you for sharing her with us!

Laurie said...

Oh Valerie - I am so sorry for your loss of your dear Granny. My prayers will be with you and your family to feel the comfort of the Lord's arms around you at this sad time. Thankfully you know where Granny is now - in the presence of our Lord - how wonderful for her.

Danetta said...

I am so sorry Val. You and your family are in my prayers. I am as sad right now as if it were someone in my own family. BUT OH THE JOY SHE KNOWS NOW!

Susannah said...

My dear Valerie, I am sincerely sorry. She was a lovely woman and I am so glad that I got to know her through you. You certainly made her last days fun and happy with all the making and selling of her precious quilts.

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you all.

Love,
Susannah

Amy said...

My sympathies to you and your family.

Thank you for sharing her with us. I lost my Gram five years ago. She was about the same age. But her mind was gone.

Know that she is smiling down on you and yours.

Love ya

Marie said...

My prayers and love to you and your precious family. Your lives were so blest with Granny and we were too. Thanks for sharing her life with us and giving us a chance to know an Angel on earth.We love you and your sweet family. Hugs, Marie

Lisa said...

Oh Valerie. I am so sorry to hear of this news. I so enjoyed reading about Granny and I loved seeing her make all of her quilts. I have been keeping her in my prayers, but it seems as though our Lord needed her up in heaven. Please know that I am praying for you and for your family as you go through this difficult time.

Hugs,
Lisa

Barb said...

I am so sad for your loss, 96 years, you were so lucky to have her that long....

StitchinByTheLake said...

My heart is breaking for you and your family. But I confess it's dancing with joy for Granny - she is basking in the light of God and holding hands with Jesus, seeing all her loved ones again and looking at the streets of gold. And I bet she makes more than one quilt a week in Heaven! blessings, marlene

Sherry said...

Oh Val, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll email you later.

Love you!
Sherry

PEA said...

Dearest Valerie, I've just heard the news. I'm sobbing here and hurriedly went to get the quilt I bought from Granny and wrapped myself up in it. My heart goes out to you and all of your family. She will be missed by all of us, how we loved her as well and will continue to do so. She enriched our lives so much and we are better persons for it. Thank you for sharing Granny with us. It makes me smile though the tears, thinking of her with God and asking him if she can borrow His sewing machine to continue making quilts for all her fellow angels:-) xoxo

Tara said...

I'm so sorry for your loss--I know it's heart breaking. How much she blessed you and yours and through the crazy blog world, many of us as well. What a long a fruitful life she lived--we can only strive to find such in our own lives...Every time I snuggle under that quilt, know that I am praying for you and your family.

Nanci said...

Valerie,

I am so sorry to hear that she is gone but know she is in a happy place with her Lord to look after her now. Take care and know that we are all praying for you and your family at this most difficult time. We all treasure her quilts to wrap up in and feel her love. Thanks for sharing her with us all.

Patty Sumner said...

I am so sorry. It was such a blessing and encouragent to my spirit to read about your Granny. God bless you and your family. May His presence be strong among you during this time.

Allie said...

Oh Val how this hurts - and yet, I know Granny is more alive than she's ever been, safely home with Jesus and delighting in His presence. I'm grieving not for her but for you and your family. You all will be in my prayers - Granny will be missed by more hearts than I'm sure she ever imagined.

julieQ said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know your Granny is up with my mom and they are quilting and sharing and having a wonderful time. Many hugs for you.

Poppyprint said...

Granny was a true inspiration of selflessness and dedication. My sincere condolences to you and all of Granny's family.

Lori said...

God Bless You and your family as you go through yet another rough patch in life's road. You have my deepst sympathies on the passing of your grandmother, but it sounds like she lived a long and happy life. Hold on to the Lord and those thoughts and memories.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear the sad news, God Bless you during this very difficult time, Doris IN CT

Jenn said...

The heavens are rejoicing over the great new addition! What a sweet lady...so sad that she has passed on and I know it's so hard for your family. I am so sorry. I wish I could say or do something...but I know I can't. I know this will take some time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve. Hugs from Tennessee

Carliea said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I can almost hear God say "enter in my good and faithful servant". She served Him well and truly and she is a treasure laid up in Heaven for us now. I love you.

carol said...

With tears I join the many sympathies, prayers, and words of comfort for peace in this time of sorrow.

Kim said...

I so enjoyed reading about your dear Granny and will miss the stories. I am sorry for your loss, she was a determined and inspiring woman. Many prayers for you and your family.

Chookyblue...... said...

whata wonderful innings your Granny had..........96 years.....she sure would have seen some changes in her life time.......I loved all the posts about your granny and I only hope I can still be stitching away at 96 years....
...thinking of you and our family........

All4Him said...

I am so sorry Valerie!!!! Please give your family my condolences and my love! Even though you know where they are and that they are out of their pain, the grief is often too much to bear; but God's grace is sufficient!!! Focus on the wonderful memories!! I love you dearly my friend!! Cindy

Red Geranium Cottage said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Valerie.

Ruth said...

I'm sorry....May God's peace comfort you and family knowing that granny has finished her race well and is now resting in peace in her real home with the Lord.

Love Bears All Things said...

We say goodbye to Granny but there are those who are saying welcome home to her. She has finished the race and God was ready for her to come home.
She has touched so many lives in the last year or so with her quilts. They are legacies she has left behind. We will remember her every time we see one of them.
Our hearts go out to you and your family as you deal with your loss.
Mama Bear

Janera said...

I'm so very sad for you and your family, but rejoicing with Granny as she greets the Lord today! What a glorious sight her eyes have seen this day! She was a special lady, and was blessed to craft those lovely quilts until the very time He came for her. . .

Alyssa said...

i loved my great great granny i will keep my quilt until i die i will put it on me when i die
loved her so mutch alyssa talley

Carol said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I loved reading about granny.

Mama Pea said...

As difficult as this time is for you, you should be so happy that she didn't linger when it was time for her to go. Think of how close to the end of her life here on earth she was able to do what she loved most. Her passing this way is a thousand times better than lying in a bed in a nursing home.

Sending prayers to you and all of Granny's family.

africanaussie said...

My sympathies to you and your family. You did a wonderful thing by sharing her story and her wonderful quilts with the blogging world. Bless you.

Anonymous said...

I am one of Grannies relatives, I married her great great granson Chris Guinn, Connie Gribble Moore's son. I will miss her alot she was so loving and she gave our youngest daughter a yellow quilt. It is too small for her to cover up with now, she's 10, but she still tries.

Patty said...

Valerie,
Granny touched so many people and has left a legacy with her quilts,her never give up attitude, and her great spirit. Thank you for sharing her with us, I am honored to have known her through you and to have one of her quilts. My thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Valerie, I'm so sorry...Granny was precious. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. May God Bless you all. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

Love,
Shannon Collins

Muddling Through said...

I am so sorry. I very recently found you and your dear Granny. I've very much enjoyed reading about her quilting and most of all - her faith in the Lord. My own dear Granny left this earth at age 93 many years ago. I still miss her every day. I'm praying for your family.

grandmarockton said...

May GOD bless you in this time of need. Maybe Granny needs to make God a quilt and thats why she was called home. Until we meet again wrapped in granny LOVE (quilt)!

cockermom said...

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Val. I have been reading granny posts for as long as you have posted them and have enjoyed her fine spirit and that amazing life that you have shared with us. I will never forget her, the peace she gave me when I read about her or the love we all felt as we shared her world.
We are with you dear.

lovestitches said...

I am so sorry Valerie. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Jantine said...

I was shocked to hear about Granny dying. She is in the best place to be and has no pain any more, but there is a whole in your life. I hope HE will comfort you all!

Real Life Reslers said...

I'm praying for you and your family. Granny was such an inspiration to us all. *hugs*

sweetbabies00 said...

She was such a treasure.. A true jem! I loved her attitude!

Gran said...

May you and your family be lifted on the wings of love during this time. Sending a hug.

Thearica said...

Valerie...I had taken a break from reading in blogland in order to get some much needed work finished that was behind. I was so saddened to come here today to your blog to find that sweet granny had been taken away. I immediately cried for you because it brought back the loss of my grandmother. No matter how long we have them, it is never easy to let them go. Your granny was like mine...She has left her mark on this world through her quilting. many a family will stay warm for years to come because of your grannys dedication to her talent. We all came to know and love Granny through you...and we all love you as well. Prayers and thoughts will be coming from our house to yours as you struggle to get through this loss.