Saturday, July 17, 2010

Missing a Friend

My heart is empty and it is so hard to say goodbye. My mother -in-law Norma gave the hardest fight of her life throughout the month of July. She was battling a severe acute case of pancreatitis. On July 15th her birthday she quietly slipped through the veil to go home to our Father in Heaven. I was indeed blessed to be there by her bedside when she quietly took her last breath.What a wonderful woman she was. What an example of someone who constantly served and loved. I know that she was met by her loving parents whom she loved with all of her heart. I know without a doubt where she will be at the last day when our Saviour will return. Our goal as a family is to be worthy enough to be with her because families are forever. I love you Sister Ginn.

8 comments:

Rebekah said...

she was a wonderful lady and she will truly be missed!!! our hearts go out to your family at this time!!

Beth said...

Last time I saw Norma was at a meeting for the upcoming youth conference in which she and a group of us were meeting to get ready to serve as parents for the youth of our stake in this event. Her spirit is always so incredible and whenever I'm around her I always feel lifted. I will always remember her and try to be more like her. I know she is lifting others beyond the veil and what a blessing she is for them but it came so sudden. I'm so sorry for your loss. We love you and your family dearly.

Christi Graham said...

She was a sweet sweet lady and I am so glad I was able to meet her when we lived in NC. She will be missed. We love your family and hope that you will be comforted during this time. Our love and prayers are with you and your family!

Melissa said...

Deana, I am so sorry for your loss! She truly was a wonderful woman who lived a wonderful and honorable life. The world is a better place because of her life. Our thoughts and prayers have and will continue to be with your family at such a difficult time.

Mandy said...

WE keep thinking of you and Gregg and the whole family...prayers are with you. I hope tomorrow goes well, and I'll talk to you soon.

Deon said...

Norma was such an amazing lady. The service was beautiful today and I feel honored to be able to be there. She was a very loved person and will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her family. I am so sorry for your loss.

The Coles said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mother in Law. What a blessing that you were able to be with her. I am so thankful for the Gospel, it really puts our mortality into the proper perspective and helps us when we are missing our loved ones. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Heidi

Rachel said...

Deana-
I am so sorry for your loss. And love your testimony of what lies before all of us. My grandfather also passed away this month, 1 week before Emily was born. Knowing they had time together before she came here is very comforting to me, like she has things to share with me from grandpa & grandma. Much love to you & Greg at this time.