Thursday, October 8, 2009

Farewell, Sweet Tata

Ellen Jane Jordan McDonald
April 3, 1921 - October 8, 2009

She was a light in all of our lives. My tears are because I know how much I'm going to miss her, but I'm rejoicing that she's entered the presence of the King this evening. My sister let me know earlier in the day that the time was close, and so I headed over to my parents' right after school. I left shortly after five o'clock and she was gone before six o'clock. I kissed her forehead before I left her, knowing that it would be the last time I saw her alive, and wished her Godspeed.

How is it that a heart can be heavy and light at the same time?

18 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I sooo know how you feel.. My Grandmother passed on July 26th. and my Grandfather 2 years ago.. I miss calling them and telling them things.. but I know they are having the times of thier lives together.. And I know I was blessed to have such AMAZING people in my life..
Not very many people still have thier Grandparents..
HUGS..
Thinking of you ...

Kayce said...

Joannah I am so sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers.

AprilMay said...

Oh, I am so sorry but I am also rejoicing that you will see her again! XOXO

Marla said...

Joannah-My heart is heavy with the loss of another one of our family but my solace comes from the fact that she knew the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior and we know where she is going! I praise God that she didn't linger and suffer- I know how you all are feeling- I miss my Dad everyday. Our prayers are with all of you that God will bless you and hold you up in the days to come-I love you all very much-Marla and family

Calico Sky said...

Oh Joannah I'm so sorry! What a beautiful lady she was with such a strong name of character!

I can understand the mixed feelings, one of my dearest friends died in July leaving 3 children. I know he is with the Lord and am happy about that, but sad for those children left behind.

3D said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family for your sad loss. What a joy is was to have such a special relationship with your grandmother.

Hugs and our condolences

Tamara said...

How is that a heart can be heavy and light at the same time? It's a bitter-sweet experience, my sister!

May you find comfort in Psalm 56:8.

I'm hugging you and sitting Shiva,

Tamara

Alex and Jill said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but what a joy to know that she's with her Heavenly Father, completely well, no aches or pains and that you will see her again!

You and your family are in my prayers.

((hugs))

Donna said...

:::hugs:::

Sandra said...

What a lovely lady...
So sorry for your loss. ((hugs))

Julie said...

Hugs.

Shannon said...

Your love for her is so apparent. What a beautiful picture of the two of you.

Shannon said...

Your love for her is so apparent. What a beautiful picture of the two of you.

Alyson & Ford said...

I can tell she was well loved and had a wonderful life! So sorry for the loss and your heartache.

Alyzabeth's mommy

Kathy and Joel said...

I am so sorry, Joannah.

Kris said...

so sorry for your loss Joannah... i love what you called her, that's what the grandkids called my mom :)

Kate said...

So so sorry for your loss. Surely the angels dance in heaven today...for your loss is their most precious gain. Prayers and thoughts with you all.

~K said...

So sorry for your loss Joannah... What a significant loss...

You are in my thoughts. and prayers always.

So glad you were able to spend those final moments with her.
Hugs my friend...