Saturday, April 17, 2010

Thank You From Me & My Family

My Aunt Carol sent me these pictures of Granny's flowers.
They are just beautiful.
Granny has 3 boys, and 3 girls and lots of grandchildren.
I so enjoyed seeing all of my family.
I have to tell you that all of Grannys children are so devoted to her.
I have watched over the past few years how they come and go and do for her.
Granny is (was) so blessed to live in her own home and still does (did) most everything for herself. I just cannot imagine how her children feel. I feel lost just knowing that Granny will not be there next week. But I will still go over even if it is just to sit on her porch. I love all of my cousins but I have to tell you that there are 2 that I have become very close to and that is Nancy and Julie. We experienced a special bond together with Granny that will be in my heart forever. I will be telling you more later but please continue to pray for all of our family.

For some reason, I could not even get my "picture taker" (as Granny calls it) out.
I know that Granny is in the place she longed to be but I am so sad.
I feel lost knowing that she will not be at her house anymore.
I am crying for me and my family.
But I can only imagine how happy she is right now.

I cannot thank you all enough for the prayers and the comments along with signing the guestbook. I was overwhelmed when I started reading all of the condolences sent from all of the "Granny Fans". If you have not signed Grannys guestbook you can go here. Look for her name Beulah Gribble and click on it, then go to sign guestbook. You all will never know what this means to us. I have read everyone of them. I know that Granny is reading them too. I will be printing them off for my dad. You all have been such a blessing to us all.


Pat said...

Still keeping you in my prayers, Val.

Heidi said...

I am going to miss seeing pictures and posts about Granny. She was a true hero to me. Her faith and her attitude towards life was truly inspirational. My heart hurts for you Valerie.

I am praying daily for you and your family.

Susannah said...

Beautiful flowers for a beautiful lady. May God put his arms around you and your family at this sad time, Val. Try to be have your will see you through all of this.

What wonderful, endearing memories you have of your Granny. That is so good. The pain will ease as times goes by.

Love, Susannah

Maria said...

Keep strong Val. Will miss seeing what Granny is up too each day but she will be in our thoughts as she is in yours.


Allie said...

Bless you sweetie, I can't believe she's gone, I can just imagine how you and your family must feel. I am praying for you all.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Valerie, I am really going to miss hearing about Granny and her love for you and all the quilts she made. But one thing I am very happy about is that she did not linger and suffer in pain. The Lord was very gracious to take her home and give her freedom from a long illness. Thank you so much for sharing Granny with us. She was such an inspiration to me. God bless you all.

Carol said...

Aww Valerie. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I just met you and feel like I've know you and Granny forever. I am sad, but am happy too knowing that Granny is in a wonderful place of peace now and will still be with us all in our hearts and minds. What little I've read of her, she certainly was loved much, and loved much back. A good long blessed life. With time you all will turn the sadness to joy as granny would want you to. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. My quilt will be extra special and handled with much loving care. Hugs!Carol

Jan said...

Thinking of you and your family, Val.
I know you are helping each other.

Amelia said...

Val, the next few weeks will be difficult as you adjust to a new schedule. God will give you the strength if you just ask (I know you will).

Love ya,


Libby said...

Val, I have been thinking (praying) about you and your family all weekend! I will sure miss seeing what Granny is up to, I can only imagine how ya'll must feel! She has a wonderful devoted family and that is a credit to how sweet Granny was! and remember, one day we will see her again!

Michelle said...

Hugs, prayers, hugs, and hugs from my heart. love, Michelle

Nanci said...

Thank you for continuing to share Granny with us even in her death and your sadness. This morning on Bread for the Journey they shared Isaiah 43: 1-3 as a reminder that God is with you always as you go through your daily sadness and struggles
May you rejoice in the joy your Granny is having her first Sunday with Jesus!

Love Bears All Things said...

At the time of the funeral I was reading, again, your posts about Granny and saving some of her photos. I hope you don't mind. I weeped as I read but I pictured her in her new home.
Thank you for sharing her with us.
Mama Bear

cockermom said...

Val, thank you for sharing your granny with all of us. As I am sure you know by now, I don't think any one of us considered her a stranger, more like a member of our own families. I do believe that by bringing granny into our little world here, you gave her a new enjoyment to her life. She sure did love making those quilts for everybody, and that is all any quilter can ask for, that her work be so appreciated. God Bless you and your family, Val.

Diane said...

It is very sad but to know what a special family granny has is just precious. Especially in this day and age, no one seems like they have time for the older people. Granny was so blessed to have you and the rest of her family that loved her so. You made granny's last year one of her fullest and I'd say at least one of her happiest! It will seem strange when you go to granny's, even if it is just to sit on the porch, the porch she is setting on is "heavenly".
Love ya Val!

Needled Mom said...

The flowers are beautiful, Val, much like the wonderful lady they were meant for.

Keeping all of you in my prayers.

lana said...

I e-mailed this message to you, but wanted to post it here too in case you don't check your e-mails for awhile. Valerie, I haven't been online very much lately, and just checked in on your blog this afternoon. Oh, I'm so, so sorry to hear about Granny's passing. In fact, right now I just can't quite bring myself to believe it. I didn't realize she had been sick again and in the hospital. I'm just so blessed that in the last few months, I've been able to "meet" Granny and read about her quilting and love of the Lord. I was actually just thinking about her the other day and thinking that I need to cut some more squares to send her. I'm sorry that I won't be able to have one of her precious quilts...they were always sold by the time I saw them on the blog! That shows how much everyone loved her quilts! She's probably quilting away up in heaven right now! I guess as hard as it is for us here on earth to let go of someone we love, it's all in God's plan and we will one day be with our loved ones again. Granny had so many "fans" and touched so many lives that God will reward her greatly. I just want you to know that I'll keep you and your family in my prayers during the coming weeks. It will be hard for you, but He will see you through. Love you.
Your Sister in Christ,

Sandi said...

You have been in my prayers, Valerie. I surely understand your sadness and will continue to pray for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm also going to miss seeing pictures and stories about Granny. She was an inspiration to all. Prayers to you and your families.

Anonymous said...

I think Granny died "with her boots on" and left such a legacy. She never quit, didn't let pain and age stop her from her mission in life, to love the Lord and to make quilts. She worked right up to the very last. What an example for us all to follow. You are so blessed to have all the loving memories to keep you during the sad times. Yes, you will keep your faith, and you will hear God's still voice that will sustain you by His grace. And you will keep on blogging (sometimes sharing about beloved Granny) and you will make quilts and follow in her footsteps. God will wipe away the tears and will hold you when you are feeling faint. His love is all you need in every trial and every sadness. Keep your eyes on Him. Much love xoxoxo