Sunday, October 21, 2007

Grandma Grace






My Grandma Grace passed away, and last Thursday was her funeral. I flew to Utah, and Ray stayed home with the kids. I have great childhood memories of visiting her house, and of her coming to visit us. I was born on her birthday and have always felt a special connection to her. She was a great example of living the Gospel. The funeral went really well, and the casket and flowers were beautiful. I am so grateful for my knowledge of life after death, because it makes me so happy for her. Even though we're sad not to see her anymore, I know she is glad to be reunited with my grandpa and her other family and friends. My mom did a wonderful job taking care of her for the last seven years. I know she will be greatly blessed for this sacrifice, and I admire her for all she did. The funeral made me reflect on what really matters, and I hope I can improve my focus on those things.

6 comments:

McDonald Clan said...

I'm sorry about your grandma. It is great to know the plan of salvation and that we will all see each other again someday. My greatest memory of your Grandma Grace is when we stayed at her house when we were little girls. I remember us walking to the grocery store and buying her some plant because we wanted to do something nice for her. I remember she bought us cinnamon toast crunch cereal because she knew that was our favorite! She was very sweet.

Dick&Erica said...

I'm sad I didn't get to come to the funeral. Richard said you did a great job on your talk though. And it looks like you couldn't have asked for a prettier day.

Em said...

I had forgotten about that Heather! That was fun. Do you remember playing a spy game in her basement? It was the best for hide and seek!

Bethany'sBazodi said...

G was a fox! Little miss Judy Garland?!?!

star valley farmers? said...

hi emmalee,
you are so wonderful.. I hope that my daughter can grow up and be like you. I love you sooo much and I am so grateful that I was there when grandma died and so grateful for you spending so much time there with her at the end. have a great week. love, dede

Ron Michael Family said...

It looks like the funeral went well. Your Grandma was and is a sweet lady that I always admired! I know it's hard to lose a loved one and I , like you, are so thankful for the plan of salvation. I remember staying at her house in Utah too. She was always so sweet to me.