8:55pm, Thursday, August 7, 2008

I was there.  I held your hand and saw you close your eyes for the last time. And now I’m wondering what it will be like without you here.  To hug.  And grab my hand and sway it around.  Without all your words of love and confidence and hope.  I can’t even imagine it.

But now is your time to rest.  This is your time to rest.  And our time to go on.  And carry on all of the love and care that you’ve given us. Oh, Granny.  How loved you are.  I love you so much. Sleep in peace.

Posted in Family, Life & Faith | 23 Comments

23 Responses to 8:55pm, Thursday, August 7, 2008

  1. Christy Z says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of someone who was so beloved to you and so wonderful, Dixie. My God feel near to you (not just be near) and to your family and may you find a smile in your memories.

  2. Randall says:

    I remember that too.

    peace to you and all yours these days.

  3. Val Stanley says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that Granny Stanley passed away tonight.There are so many memories that come flooding back.I’m glad she was able to connect with you and I know you will have peace knowing she has gone on to join her family in heaven.Please convey my condolences to the rest of your family Dixie.I will be thinking of you all and praying for all of you.She has”slipped the bonds of earth” and we will see her again!

  4. Nicole says:

    So sorry to hear about your granny, Dixie. What a lovely tribute to a woman you loved beyond measure.

  5. Bonnie says:

    Dixie I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandmother. Prayers for you and your family.

  6. Jean Harder says:

    My thoughts are with all of you.LOL

  7. Ang says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys Dixie. I will come up with something (foodwise) to bring over to your house for feeding people. Is tomorrow ok?

  8. Angie says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Joanne Abramyk says:

    What wonderful tributes you have written over the last couple of weeks. You have truly honored a woman who is so special to you.
    I am so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family in the days to come.
    Take care.

  10. Collette says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss, Dixie. your Granny is in a place now where “everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.” (I think Kurt Vonnegut is a very wise man.)

  11. mam V. says:

    Wish you lots of strength with all the things that are to be done now and dealing with your grief and dealing with your little ones, wish I could be there to help you . Granny was very special to me too, she had so much love to share with everyone, I am glad we visited with her and Grandpa in June. She is now in the best place one can be, “Safe in the arms of Jesus. A big,big, big hug for you

  12. Maryanne says:

    (Hug) (hug) (hug) (hug)

  13. Michelle says:

    So sorry Dix. I love you and my thoughts and prayers are with you! HUGS

  14. Natalie says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Dixie. You and your family will be in our prayers.

  15. Rayna says:

    I am so sorry… I will be praying for you.

  16. Janine says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  17. Rebekah says:

    Sorry to hear about your granny.

  18. SharonK says:

    Crying with you…..

  19. Jobina says:

    Your love for her is so beautiful Dixie, what a special lady.

  20. Amber says:

    saying a prayer for you now. how special, and unbreakable, is the bond between a grandma & granddaughter. may you cling to your memories & happy times together…they will always bring a smile to your face. xoxo

  21. beck says:

    Thinking of you…

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