Going Home…

I didn’t think I’d be back so soon…but here I am less than three hours later. Soon after I went to sleep, Dad woke me up, and told me that my dear sweet Grandmom went Home.

And though I can’t help but cry, because I loved her so much, I am so happy she can finally go home. She told me often, “Oh Lori, I’m just ready to go Home.”

When Daddy told me how she started Home…one moment she was there, and then she quietly slipped away to the arms of Jesus…I thought of this beautiful song.

Going Home

Going home, going home,
I’m just going home.
Quiet-like, some still day,
I’m just going home.
It’s not far, just close by;
Through an open door
Work all done, care laid by,
Going to fear no more.
Mother’s there, expecting me.
Father’s waiting, too.
See His smile! See His hand!
He will lead me through.

Morning Star lights the way;
Restless dream all done;
Shadows gone, break of day,
Life has just begun.
Every tear wiped away,
Pain and sickness gone;
Wide awake there with Him!
Peace goes on and on!
Going home, going home,
I’ll be going home.
See the Light! See the Sun!
I’m just going home.

I just love these words.

I know this might sound unfeeling…or…I’m not sure what the word is that I want. But one thing I’m feeling sad about is the few pictures I have of my dear Grandmom. I had pictures, but just a little before we came over here, my computer crashed, and I lost everything on the hard drive. And I want to remember my Grandmom alive and happy like she was. So, please, if you have pictures of her, I would really appreciate it if you would email them to me.

GrandmomPlease pray for my Granddad, and our family, and my own family as we make plans to fly home for the funeral.

3 thoughts on “Going Home…

  1. Lori, Lowell called to tell us that your Grandmom died. Merle and I certainly wish to be there at the funeral; whether it will work out or not, I don’t know. We’ll be praying for all of you.


  2. Lori….thinking of you and your family often as you are in the states during this time. Love that song….just was listening to it by Libera this afternoon and then read your post…..sweet peace as you mourn with your family.
    Hugs, Kris

  3. awww Lori! I’m so sorry to hear that. Losing a grandparent is so difficult, and must be especially so since you are so far away. I hope you can feel God’s love and big arms in a special way right now.

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