Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saying Good Bye to Grandma Eva

My Grandpa Ray died a couple of years ago. Since then Grandma Eva has not wanted to be here. She has not wanted to live. She misses Grandpa Ray. 2 days before Grandpa Ray died, I had the honor of leading him to Jesus Christ. I sat in a hospital room and held my Grandpa's hand as he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Grandma Eva is 92. We just found out that she is dying of cancer. The doctor said that she has "just a few weeks to live". Thursday I am going to Spokane, Washington to say goodbye to my Grandma Eva. It will be the last time on this earth that I will kiss and hug her. It will be the last time that I look into her eyes to tell her how much she means to me and how much I love her. Tears fill my eyes as I write this. My heart aches just thinking about it.

Last weekend, my cousin Tracy came to say goodbye to Grandma Eva. Tracy didn't leave without sharing Jesus with Grandma. Tracy led Grandma Eva to Jesus Christ.

When Grandma Eva dies I will cry and mourn. I will miss her. But I will be comforted by the fact that I know where she is and that she won't be missing Grandpa Ray anymore.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

Revelation 21:4


  1. Wow. That's awesome u got to lead your grandpa to the Lord. And I'm so glad Tracy led your grandma to the Lord. My grandma felt the same way when my grandpa died. I really never knew what to day cause I guess If my love died I don't know if I would want to go on. So great knowing that someday we all will be together and happy!

  2. Mike, I share your sorrow. I remember when I said good-bye to my Grammy, knowing I wouldn't see her again this side of heaven, then returning home to the other side of the country.

    I pray the Lord will grant something very special for you and Grandma Eva in your last visit together.

  3. Mike, I am so sorry for your loss, but I rejoice that she found the Lord before her passing.

    My husbands grandparents died two days apart from one another, of natural causes...amazing how they couldn't 'live' without the other!

  4. A beautiful blog post, thank you so much for sharing such an intimate and special part of your life with us. I heard a pastor say one time " marriage is not finding someone that you can live with, it is finding someone that you can't live without" that phrase just came to my mind as I was reading your blog.