Monday, December 01, 2008

She Came to Tell Me Bye...

My nana finally went home to the Lord yesterday morning around 3:30am....yes, I was in Arkansas waking up to get to the airport.

I miss her already...

We were two hours ahead of my Cali family, so I had my alarm set at 5:00am...well it was a short sleep because we didn't get to bed till about 3am anyway...
Well, I woke up a little prior to my alarm going off by a little brush of air....I turned to look behind me to see if Breanna was up or Reg, but they were sound asleep. It was my nana...telling me that she was going home and that she is flying free. I didn't realize it was her until we touched down in Denver and I received the news when I called my mom. I immediately remember feeling that brush of air around 5 my time around 3 their time. It was her. I am okay with this because it was not a total surprise and I know where she is....and I will definitely see her again one day. I knew this day was coming, but it just came too fast. We were going to try and have Christmas early for her to have one last Christmas, but she was ready to go home.

Is it ironic that she waited for me to enjoy my trip to visit my dad and that wonderful retreat I went on a few weeks ago? Nana knew how excited I was about my retreat I was going on, because she knew I needed that time, and she really knew how excited we were to go to Arkansas to see my dad. So...it is ironic to me that she waited to go the day I would depart Arkansas. It happened so early in the morning so that I would not see her in the condition that remained.

I am TRULY TRULY blessed to have such wonderful memories of a strong black woman in my life. She grew up in the era of racism and such and had encountered to much as a child. She faced so much growing up but overcame. She gave birth to 5 children which only 3 are still here. From the 3 she has 4 grandchildren and 3 great grand children. I am so glad that she got to love all of us and especially happy that Breanna was able to have fun times with her. Bre may be too young to remember Nana, but there will be wonderful stories to tell her when she gets older.

Thanks you so much for all your constant prayers, thoughts and encouragement...it has been a short journey, but glad it was not prolonged.

With much love,

Patricia V. Jones

18 comments:

Laurie said...

That is an awesome story Trisha, I was only able to meet and talk to her a few times but those times were always pleasent and enjoyable. I know she loved you to pieces!! Hang in there.

Jennifer Priest said...

Thank you for sharing this Trisha. Your family is in my prayers! Love ya!

paperprincess said...

How beautiful really, some people may not believe that people who have been called to heaven can still touch us, but I know she was there with you. She was a remarkable women, who was always so kind to me and always had a hug for me. I am blessed to have known her. Take care and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Candace said...

Trisha, this was a beautiful tribute to your Nana. May God bless your family during this difficult time. Hugs for you!

Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats said...

thank you for sharing... thoughts from my family to yours

hiscrappergirl said...

beautifully stated, I am sorry for your loss, Take care, and know we love you!!

Trace Geworsky said...

You chose the perfect words for your blog entry...My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you during the time.
You Nana is smiling in Heaven right now, fully knowing how loved she was!!!!!
Take care, and if you need anything...Im just a click away
HUGS!!!!!
Trace

Laurie R. said...

Wow Trish I love the way you wrote this news. I am so happy for you that she came and said goodbye to you. You are very blessed. I would have loved to meet her. She sounds like a remarkable women. And being around you I can see that you have learned well from her. Glad you had a nice visit with your dad also.

renee said...

So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

Lisa Spiegel said...

Oh Trisha...may her memory be a blessing to you...she sounds like an amazing woman. (((Hugs)))

Rochelle said...

Trisha, sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Nnairda's said...

Absent from the body, present with the Lord. What a blessing it is for Breanna to have met her great grandmother.

Adriann

Jessica Studer said...

Trisha, I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Babydoll said...

Oh Trisha, I am so sorry to hear that. I'm glad that you have so many wonderful memories and that she will remain in your heart forever. My prayers go out to you and your family...{{HUGS}}

Dawn Bibbs said...

Awww, what a great tribute to Nana. Sounds like you have been truly blessed. Times like this are always sad and difficult at times. But you sound very at ease about your Nana's passing. That in itself is a blessing. Thanks for sharing.

The pictures are great! Bre is such a cutie.

Allie said...

Trisha,

I am so sorry your Nana has left this earth. She is in a better place, and she will always, always be watching over you. You have a new angel.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

danica said...

Trisha, what a beautiful story. I'm sorry for your loss, but your Nana will never be far away because she was so close to your heart. God bless, and sending hugs!

Kimberly said...

I am so very sorry that your sweet nana is no longer on the earth. I have often thought about you and her and prayed that her suffering would not be great. What a blessing to know that she is with our Lord waiting and watching over you in His glorious kingdom.

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