Friday, April 17, 2009

A True Home

On April 11th, my husband's grandmother (Memaw) passed away which was 4 months to the day that my grandfather (Papa) passed away on December 11th. Needless to say it has been a rough few months at our house. This past week I have thought many times about how I don't know how much more we can handle, but I remembered a magnet my mom had on our refrigerator when I was growing up. The magnet stated something to the effect of "God does not give you more than you can handle". These are definitely the words we are living by right now! As we were cleaning out Memaw's home that she had for over 50 years, I began thinking about the wonderful home that Papa and Memaw now reside. Papa and Memaw were both very strong believers and desired for everyone they met to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Even though Papa and Memaw are no longer with us on earth, I am comforted with the knowledge that they have gone to a better home than any of us on earth have. I know without a doubt that Papa and Memaw are worshipping our Lord in Heaven. I know that there truly is "No Place Like Home" in Heaven!


  1. That was the first funeral I've attended since I accepted the Lord as my Savior. And such a crazy ride of emotions, it was! All the emotions were of joy, sorrow, thankfulness, regret (that I didn't get to know her better), and discomfort(I'm so not good at funerals).

    I love you, Amber! Great post! I'm so thankful that we have a better place waiting for us!

  2. I think the same things about my Grandparents, Amber. I miss both of them so much, even after Mimmie has been gone 25 years, and Granddaddy has been gone for 14. I would have loved for my Granddaddy to know Kiddo. I know they'll meet in heaven one day!