Small Town Living

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sad News

My dear Mawmaw passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 @ 1:00 am, cdt. We were by her side and watched as drew her last breath. She was very peaceful and just went to sleep. We felt God's presence so strongly and rejoiced as He held her hand as she crossed death's river.

We were blessed to have spent the last 5-6 days with her. It was such a time of reflecting and family togetherness that makes one weep and laugh all at the same time. Reminiscing with loved ones about how Mawmaw has always been the heartbeat of our family. She was a care-taker in every way. Very loving and generous with all she had to give. You didn't leave Mawmaw's house without some homemade cat head biscuits and gravy and most time her famous salmon patties to finish it off with. I'll never forget those times of sitting around and listening to her singing the funniest old folk songs you've ever heard, and also the good 'ole gospel sacred harp hymns. We sang those as we sat and watched her spirit leave this world. A true Christian lady would sum her up the best.

I pray that I will remember all that she was and try to be half the woman she was. I will miss her. Would I wish her back? Never. Her dementia is gone. She is reunited with Pawpaw,Uncle Ronnie and all her family and friends that have gone on before her. Most of all she is with Jesus. She has finished her course and kept the faith. For that I'm blessed. Praising God for allowing her to part of my life and the lives of my children.

Love you Mawmaw and look forward to seeing you again someday. Until then....
Carrie

9 comments:

sharon said...

Been thinking about you all. Mrs Meadows was a fine lady. I'll never forget asking her to be our guest speaker for our Ladies event. I too thought about her arrival in heaven. Mr Warren G met her without even a tremble, thinking how beautiful she was. I'm sure the welcoming was grand. But the one that she placed her faith in so many years ago, that brought her through many times was the one I'm sure she was glad to see. She has left a legacy. A road that leads to Christ and the way to travel that road. I now that you all will miss her.
Love ya

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

So sorry to hear this news. I will say a prayer for you and your family.

Hugs!

Leigh Anne said...

Praying for you all.

Deedra said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I know you will all miss this precious lady dearly! Praying for you all!

Cindy said...

Hi Carrie,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It is so easy to say she's happy, healthy and in a better place, but that does not take away the pain of the loss.

I will be praying for peace as you move through this season of grief.

You are a blessing and I am quite sure you will be a help to your mom.

Love you, Cindy

Deidre said...

Praying for you and your family!

Wendy L said...

What sweet words...she would be so proud! Love you all!

Sue said...

Aw Carrie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so glad your Mawmaw is with Jesus and that knowing that brings you comfort. It took me awhile after my Mom died in '03 to fully embrace her new life with Him. It sure makes letting go easier when you can focus on loved ones being whole again!

Hugs and prayers for God's comfort to continue to meet you daily!

Cheryl said...

That is a great tribute to her Carrie. Wonderful post. I know what a major loss to your family this is. She was really a Mother/Mawma to be proud of. Tell your Mom I said hello. Love all of you!