Today I turn 30.
I love my birthday. I look forward to it every year, and this yearwas no different. The Captain was giving me the day off. No kids... sweet. I planned my morning and early afternoon to include shopping, friends and good food.
And then, right before I left the house I see my phone...
1 missed call from my mom, and 2 from my dad.
My Mamaw, my mom's mom, was taken to the hospital... and it didn't look good.
So instead of my original plans I went to the hospital to be with her... with my family.
My Mamaw, Lola, went to be with Jesus just before noon. I was able to sit next to her, squeeze her hand and tell her how much I love her. I also asked her to snuggle my sweet Caden and brush Caden's hair for me...
My Mamaw was an awesome woman. She was a wizz in the kitchen, loved the color red... for everything... loved Jesus, wore 4 inch heels and couldn't get enough of "the babies" as she called her great-grand kids. She cared so much for other people and took care of everyone she could lay her hands on.
I have cried all morning. But I know I will see her again. It is not goodbye... it is just see you soon.
I hope it is really soon.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.