Today she has gone home to be with the Lord. I will certainly miss her but I am also so thankful for the precious memories I can always hold close to my heart ...from my youngest childhood memories...until just this past week that I chatted with her on the phone. Always such a joy to me to hear her say, "I love you." You were such a good mom and I thank you for your love and encouragement to me.
Your grandkids and greatgrandkids were such a joy to you and I know they will cherish the times spent with you.
"Death is swallowed up in victory."
"O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?"
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to god, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:55-58 (ESV)