I just found out a short while ago that my grandmother, Katherine Holmes, passed away this afternoon. It hasn't really even begun to sink in yet, but she will be greatly missed.
She was one of the most kind, caring and loving people I have ever been privileged to know. She was the epitome of what a grandmother should be, and her loss will leave a big hole in our family.
I can remember her always baking us cookies when we would come for a visit, we would always be sneaking into her kitchen for just one more.
When making us pancakes for breakfast, she would always keep the burned ones for herself since she claimed to “like them”. In reality we knew that she just wanted us kids to have the best ones.
She also claimed to have not been a very good cook when she was first married, but by the time us grandkids knew her, her cooking was top notch.
Here's a picture of her a few years ago with my grandfather, before they both passed.
Peace I Leave With You
We're heading out of town soon for my grandmother's funeral. Here's a verse of comfort I read this morning as we prepared to leave:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
In talking with my mother, apparently my mor-mor (mother's mother) passed away peacefully with my mother by her side. She would have been 91 in August.
She lived a long full life, and she's now rejoicing with Jesus in heaven. I'm excited for her, but sad for myself and my family.
It will be a weekend of celebrating her life, and of comforting one another. I'm already beginning to feel God's peace that is spoken of in the verse above. Hopefully you'll find that peace in your life as well in your hard times.