Shortly into the new year after our return home from our MN trip Oma (Stephen´s Grandma) passed away. She had been struggling with the progression of Alzheimer´s for some time and had been living in our town with Stephen´s parents for the last 5 years.
While it was wonderful to have her with us - and Jaden always had fun entertaining her! - we know that she is truly at home with her heavenly father and her loved ones that have gone before. While we are sad that we can´t spend time with her we know that she no longer struggles with the confusion and failing body that she had here on earth. She is now where all things are perfect, in heaven. Her life was an example of a strong and vibrant faith - to the very end.
We were blessed to spend her 91st birthday with her in early December - celebrating life - and singing some of her favorite songs.
The funeral was held in Blanco, TX where she was buried next to her husband.
She loved flowers and grew many varieties throughout her life. And, she had beautiful flowers given in memory of her life.
From her grandkids
from her great-grandkids
- from her children
we had some photos up of her. from left to right - her wedding picture, her and her husband Wilbert, a picture taken of her this fall
various pictures of her with her kids, grandkids and great grandkids, and one of her as a young woman
we put pictures that we had of her living here for the last 5 years on a digtal frame so those from her hometown that hadn´t seen her much since her move could see what she had been up to
there was a beautiful worship service complied by her daughter that celebrated her life and the assurance we have of a heavenly home
it was a rainy, windy day
so the gravesite ceremony was brief
We rejoice that she is free from the burdens of this world and at peace, living in joy with her Father God