Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A celebration of life

Jeremy's grandmother passed away about two weeks ago. Everything happened very quickly, but we are so thankful that she is no longer in pain and with our Lord. Jeremy was close to his grandmother and is very close to his grandfather. Jeremy was asked to do the eulogy at the funeral and did a wonderful job. I was so proud of him and so was the rest of the family.

She lived a wonderful life of 74 years. She was such a spunky woman, full of life and brutally honest. I guess that is where Jeremy gets those genes from. :) And she sure could cook! She was married for 54 years, had 5 children, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. His grandmother definitely had a strong presence in his huge family and will be missed.

There are some positive things that can come from difficult times--gathering together as a family. It was nice to spend some time with family and to share memories. It was a definitely a celebration of life! We appreciate everyone's prayers during those weeks. Please continue to pray for his family, especially for his grandfather, and also because of the upcoming holidays.

I'll post more pics and info soon. We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kissing cousins

At the wake after the funeral. Kids can bring so much joy during hard times!

Kissing cousins again

So sweet!

The five kids and their dad (Jeremy's grandpa). His dad is on the right.

Playing with Aunt Tiffany

Our family

The four cousins

Jeremy's dad's side of the family

Here's a video of Addie and Layton lovin' on each other the night before the visitation. So sweet!


Nick and Jenn said...

I am so sorry to hear about Jeremy's grandmother. It is amazing the way children can bring light to the situation though. Such cute pics. Praying for you all especially during the holiday season.

BandBbaby said...

I hope you guys enjoyed the time together as a family and are looking up/foward to a wonderful Christmas. We love you guys and miss you a ton!!