I remember how it seemed like the 2 1/2 hour drive seemed like it took forever as I was on my way home to say my final goodbyes. I put one of my playlists on my iPod & hit cruise control & away I went. I was struck with a ton of emotions as this very powerful song came on. It's called "Heaven Song" by Phil Wickham.
I was so sad, knowing that this was the end of this life for my sweet Grandma & that we wouldn't get any more time with her here. But at the same time, I was elated knowing that she was going on into glory to spend eternity with Christ! What a relief!! She is now in the presence of our great God! A line in the song says, "And my soul is getting restless for the place where I belong. I can't wait to join the angels & sing my Heaven Song". Listen to it here:
My grandma was so ready to get to Heaven, the place where she belongs. The place where we all belong! I can't wait to get there either, Grandma!! But until then, I'm going to keep living out your legacy here on Earth. If I can be half the prayer warrior that you were, that'll be quite an accomplishment. I want to love people like Christ loves them. I want to point people toward Heaven. I want people to have a relationship with Jesus, like you did. Thank you, Grandma for the countless hours I spent with you in my younger years & - it was such a blessing to have you & Papa as our neighbors! Thanks for always sharing yummy treats & giggles with me as we played cards or just sat & watched The Game Show Network & other shows. I wish I had 20 more years to spend with you & learn from you so that some day I can leave a legacy here like you have! You don't even know how much you mean to me & to the rest of our family. You are so dearly missed. But, we all know that you are in a much, much better place right now, & for that we rejoice & wouldn't want you to leave your HOME :D We know that you are one of our guardian angels, looking out for us & you will always be with us!
Here's a pic from the funeral - most of the family made it that day, which was such a blessing! Yup, we've got a very large family! But I love it & wouldn't trade it for the world!!