We don’t blog nearly as much as we should.
Today Raeni is processing through what it means to be on the other side of the world while her grandma prepares for heaven. Below is a letter she wrote for her mom to read to Grandma Ruth. As I read through it I had tears streaming down my face.
Would you pray for Raeni, her family, our girls and myself as we say good-bye to this amazing women with the heart of Christ? Thanks for reading.
The picture above is a picture of Ruth and Raeni’s mom.
I can’t be there to say goodbye but I want you to know how very much I love you. You have been a light and an example to our family as you fervently loved Jesus. We never saw your love for Him waver.
You were such an adventurer. Bring us treats and dolls from all over the world. You never blinked an eye at driving cross country with 1,2, or 3 little girls.
Do you remember the summer we went to arches national park and took the cruise to see Rainbow Bridge? I do. It still remains one of my favorite places on earth.
What about picking grapes to make raisins, going to the cattle farm, family reunions, letting us “play” the organ, playing crazy dice? All of those are special memories for me.
Or when I was really little we played some game for pennies with Sam and his sister? I really liked that one.
Sliding down the hill in front of our house in the winter or all those games of mini golf, all of those things to show us a good time.
Grandma thank you for being a prayer warrior. I know that God answers the prayers of the saints. I also know you lifted up many prayers on my behalf that He has answered. Thank you for loving Jesus so much that you wanted every person you knew to love Him too.
You are my example of fearlessly making known the mystery of the gospel..
Grandma will you pray for me that I will be fearless as you have been.
As you leave this earth to go and sing praises to your King in heaven, know I love you very much and I will see you there.
Love, Rainie (That is how Ruth spells her name.