Tuesday, June 2, 2009

As some of you know my sweet, amazing, wonderful Grandma passed away four weeks ago yesterday. Last night at work I was thinking about how glad I am that I have a testimony of the Church, and a knowledge of eternal families. I started to think about a few experiences that happened the week of my grandmas passing, and wanted to share them.
Both experiences happened on the day of the viewing. My grandma was sick for the last two years of her life,and several times a week I had the privilege of helping her care for her self on a daily basis. The morning of the viewing I had the opportunity to care for her one last time and get her dressed in her temple clothes. Once we were done I went home and was very emotional. Hunter and I were in his room playing toys and I was crying. He asked me what was wrong. I told him I was sad because Grandma went to Heaven and I would really miss her. He Told me "It's ok mom. When Jesus comes her will have her body back and she can live with Grandpa Tone Tone (Grandpa Tony) and her will even be able to walk, and play again. If you want you can sleep in my bed till You feel better." ( I am balling right now...seriously I don't know what happened to me but I am a freaken boob.)
The next experience was on the way to the viewing. Hunter wanted to ride in the car with my Mom and Dad. On the way to the viewing my amazing Mom was explaining to Hunter that Grandma would look different, that her spirit went to live with Jesus, and tonight we would just see her body. He thought for a minute and then asked her "when we see Grandma will she have holes in her hands?" I am amazed that he could think it through and put the fact that after Jesus died he had holes in his hands, and maybe grandma would too. Also I wonder what he still remembers.
Hunter is such a caring compassionate person already. Every time we went to Grandmas to take care of her he would rub her feet, hug her, or try to help feed her. He can tell when I am upset or having a bad day, and he always tries to cheer me up. I am so blessed to have him, and am thankful for the choices I have made in my life so he and I can be an eternal family. I am so grateful for My savior and all the help he has given me. I know with out him my life right now would be impossible. ( Sorry I didn't mean for this to turn into testimony meeting). He is my best friend and I thank the Lord for him every day.

6 comments:

Brooke said...

I'm sorry about your grandma, Patty. I had no idea. You definitely have one cute little boy though. That was such a sweet little story!

DeJong Family said...

He is so tender hearted! We love that boy :)

Sarah said...

You're a sweetheart Patty.

Keelee said...

That's awesome, what a cutie pie. I freaken love you and admire you so much!

Elegante Family said...

Thanks for sharing such awesome experiences. I love ya tons little lady!!!

Frost Family said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandma- it just makes you realize how fragile life really is! Love the little story of Hunter- what an angel! He is a such a cutie! Still love your blog- it's too cute!