a family letter

April 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Some of you may know that Lora’s grandmother passed away on Tuesday night. Here is Lora’s letter to the R Street family.

The night before my Granny went in for surgery on her hip, my mom stayed with her in the hospital. It wasn’t their best sleepover, as you might imagine, and according to my mom, not a ton of sleep was had that night. I don’t know if it was the medications, the discomfort from her hip, her nerves, or a mixture of all three, but Granny woke up repeatedly in the night, scared and confused. My mom, in an amazing display of patience, answered her questions close to fifty times…”You are in the hospital. You have broken your hip, but you are going to be okay.” At one point, after receiving this reassurance, my Granny asked, “Who is praying for me?” My mom was able to list a long, very long, list of people who love her and have been faithful to cover her with their prayers. The better question might be who was not praying for her. It is in this spirit that I write to all of you my thanks. On behalf of my family, thank you so much for the prayers, the encouragement, and so many kind words. Thank you for sharing in our grief and our joy that someone we love a lot is now in a much more beautiful home than any of the ones I’ve seen down here in Levy. ; )

 Once again, I’m honored and humbled to be a part of your family, Christ’s body. You are truly reflecting him to me.

I love you all very much. Lora

p.s. Some of you have been asking for the details.

Here they are: visitation: Friday, April 17, 6-8pm at Griffin-Leggett Rest Hills in NLR funeral: Saturday, April 18, 2pm at Levy United Methodist Church in NLR

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