13 September 2012

My grandmother.

Shirley Joldersma. Born April 2, 1930, passed away September 10, 2012 in her 83rd year.
I am her namesake.
She is the woman who toilet trained me in a weekend.
She tried to teach me how to crochet and knit.
She was full of gratitude and kindness.
She is a great model of faith in God's goodness, despite circumstances.
She was everything to my grandfather.
She was a godly woman.
She now is where she has longed to be.
I love you, grandma.

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning;
Great is your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22-23
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  1. I'm so sorry for your loss but those wonderful memories will last a lifetime :)

  2. My grandma passed away early last week... I hope you feel better I know it's been hard for me to deal with it!

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Shirley. May you find comfort knowing that she is rejoicing with her Saviour - and one day you will meet again before His face!

  4. So glad you had such a wonderful relationship with her... comfort yourself with warm memories and the future joy of your being together again forever!

  5. a lovely tribute to your grandmother.

  6. sorry to hear of your loss, but it sound as though you have gained more than lost through this wonderful relationship

  7. My condolences, Shirley. So sorrowful to lose a Grandparent.

  8. that's such a nice writing of grandma and you say it so well "She is a great model of faith in God's goodness, despite circumstances."
    she truly was a very good person. love you sister!!! xoxoxo - From Karen


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