Preparations are so very important, aren't they? We prepare for so many things in life: the birth of a baby, a paper for a class, a new job, a dress for a party or special occasion, a dinner for guests who may be coming...so many things, and many times we leave off preparation for the end of a life. If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of your life, don't put it off any longer. That time may come sooner than you think.
This morning, I was asleep in my bed, but in a waking stage, and my daughter comes into my room with the news that Dubby (Gramps) was gone. It was a surprise to me, even though I had been praying for his release from this life into a new life in Heaven. I just didn't expect it to happen quite so soon.
My friend, Ina Ray, and I had arrived yesterday afternoon and I thought, "Well, I will wait until tomorrow and go see Dub and spend some time with him and then she and I will go have lunch at the tea room and maybe get to go see the new house I will be moving into."
I had just talked to him a couple of days ago, and had told him how much I missed him. He told me that he missed me too, and missed me every minute. That was the last thing he said to me in this life, but I know he is waiting for me in the next one.
We had many things to do today in preparation for going back to Tennessee for the funeral. We had clothing to buy for Dub's burial because all of his clothes are in the POD which won't be delivered until next week and is in transit somewhere. We had obituaries to compose, flights to arrange back to Tennessee, people to notify, funeral to plan, and many small details to attend to. All of these are important, but none is as important as that decision which each person has to make about where their soul will spend eternity. Have YOU made that decision? If not, please don't delay. If you have decided in Christ's favor, praise His name!
Tomorrow we finish getting ready to go to Tennessee, and there is much to do. Thank you all so very much for your support and prayers for us. We appreciate all of you so very much. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for tonight. People will be coming on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. for the "visitation and receiving of friends" and will see what remains of my Sweetie Pie, but what they see will only be the shell. His spirit has flown during last night to be with Jesus. Praise God! His body will be interred on Saturday morning. He prepared for it a long time ago. Bye for now.