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April 29, 2011

I hate getting text messages at 5:00 in the morning. What is so important that someone had to text me at 5:00 in the morning. Strange but true…it happens to me more than you might think.

Well, that’s what happened this morning. I got a text just after 5:00. It didn’t register that i had gotten a text right away, but that’s what the reminder buzz (i don’t use the ringer. ever. i always use the vibrate feature so i don’t get startled every time). Anyway, the reminder buzz went, so i picked up the phone and surprise surprise, it was my mother (it is often her that i get these early morning texts from, and it’s usually something like: Wanna come for supper tonight? We’re having…).

But not today.

Today the text simply read: Gramma passed away.

I must be honest and say it wasn’t a surprise, at least not for me. The state she was in already, coupled with her comment to the people at the nursing home not long ago that, “My home is ready,” just meant it was a matter of time. And i am grateful. Grateful that she no longer has to suffer. Grateful that God relieved her of her pain over the course of the last few months. Grateful for the strong faith she held.

You will be missed here on earth gramma, but only for a little while. Because all this too shall pass away, and we’ll meet you soon at the end of the age.

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