{a pause. a goodbye.}

Yesterday my grandma died.

We knew this was coming… that her time was close but I’m in denial that I won’t hold this hand again.

Right now I need to pause. Even though I said goodbye many times before, I need to accept that my last goodbye was indeed, my last goodbye. My heart needs to grieve. My mind needs to rest. My body needs to relax, and my spirit needs to be comforted.

If you would like a glimpse of this extraordinary woman, my dear grandma, then please visit this post HERE.


The SHINE blog hop was going to launch tomorrow but it will be postponed until next Thursday. Thank you in advance for understanding.


  1. says

    Lighting a candle for you, and sending prayers of peace & rest. May your many memories be a warm quilt of comfort during this difficult time. And may your children be a welcome diversion when needed. xx

  2. says

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Grandma. I did go back to read the post about your apple pie and memories of her… How blessed you are to have those good times to remember, even if she couldn’t in the last years of her life. May the Lord send you his grace for strength in the days ahead. You are in my heart dear friend.

  3. says

    I just read that post and it brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing about this wonderful woman :)
    We will see her soon and very soon – cant wait for that moment though :). But for now my prayer goes to you that God release you the peace to you and your family.

    Thanks for being a blessing Jennifer!
    Hugs to you

  4. says

    Jennifer, you know that if my arms could stretch all the way to Canada, that they’d be wrapped around your shoulders in a huge hug! So sorry for your loss. Please take good care of yourself — and all the time you need just to rest, mourn, and celebrate her lovely life and your relationship. Love you!

  5. says

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandma. You are in my thoughts, take all the time you need to celebrate her life and mourn her passing. It’s beautiful to have loved someone so much, that never goes away!

  6. says

    I’m so sorry.
    My grandmother is 100 and I know that time will come. I wish it could be 100 more years.
    Thinking of you and your family. Memories are amazing. So is writing.

  7. says

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. I’m not good at ever saying anything that makes someone feel better, but just know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers, sending you lots of love from Arizona <3

  8. says

    So sorry for your loss. Your post about her is beautiful. It’s so hard to say goodbye to those we love. I hope you find comfort in your good memories and especially your faith.

  9. says

    I’m so very sorry for your loss!! My sweet grandma passed away last month at 98. Even though we knew it was coming, there’s really no way to prepare for the heart ache we feel and the years of missing her. I find comfort in knowing that I will see her again someday!
    I am praying for you and your family! xoxo

  10. says

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Jennifer. I pray that you will feel The Lord’s comfort and tender mercies as you grieve. It is a good thing to pause, to rest, to reflect. I’m glad to hear that you are doing that and giving yourself time to adjust to your loss. Praying for you!

  11. says

    Jennifer, I’m so sorry about your loss . Your grandmother sounded like a very loving person. Your in my prayers and thoughts! Kim “This Ole Mom”

  12. says

    I am very sorry about your loss. I have gone through it and I understand how difficult it is. Take comfort in the people you love around you and the memories of her.

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