Thursday, November 19, 2009

In Loving Memory

Gram holding Colton at 6 weeks

My dear, sweet, Great-Grandma Wike passed away yesterday at the age of 96. She lived such a wonderful and full life. I love her so much! I'm so grateful that Colton got a chance to get to know her too. How many kids can say they knew their Great-Great Grandma?

On Sunday we went to her house and said goodbye. While I knew her passing was for the best and definitely her time, I wasn't prepared at how emotional it was to say that last goodbye. This did give us a wonderful opportunity to teach Colton a little about our purpose here on this Earth and what happens when we die. I am so grateful for the plan of salvation and for my knowledge of it. I can't imagine going through all the ups and downs of this life without an understanding of why.

Some of my favorite memories of Grandma Wike are going to her house once a week all through my childhood and eating lunch with her. (And with my Great-Great Grandma Francom - she didn't pass until I was 5). She always lived in the same house and some of my earliest memories are actually driving in the car on the way to her house. She made the BEST Fried Chicken! Also, she was a Grandma in every sense of the word... you could
almost get away with murder while at her house!

We Love You Grandma Wike!

4 Generations


AudyCamp said...

what a sweet looking lady. That's how all our pics are with our Grandparents is on their couches over the years. so cute.

Kathleen said...

Sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet great-grandmother. What a treasure to have so many pictures, but especially memories of her!

Wendy said...

I'm sorry too. I know losing a loved one is really hard - no matter the age.

Nick and Maddy Winward said...

What a treasure! Sorry to hear about your loss! We will be thinking about you!

Darci said...

What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady! It is hard to say goodbye, even when we know the seperation is only temporary. Love ya cuz! And how are you feeling? I hope all is well!