No one needs to say how wonderful Grandma Sams was. We all know. She breathed her last breaths this morning around 8:10. I miss her already. She had a strong heart. Even after she stopped breathing her heart beat a couple more beats. Grandma was tough and tender, and she was a true inspiration to be near. The nurses kept saying how blessed Grandma was to have a family to come be with her like we did. We all just kept saying it was us who was blessed. We had her as a mom or grandma or mother-in-law or grandma-in-law, and we understood it was an honor to be there with her.
I love to think that Grandma is singing to God now with her beloved husband and others, like in the last verse of this hymn. Grandma loved to sing. We all do. I guess we got it honest :)
Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
Bread of Heaven, Feed me till I want no more;
Bread of Heaven, Feed me till I want no more.
Open now the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing waters flow;
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through.
Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my Strength and Shield;
Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.
When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Bear me through the swelling current,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side.
Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee;
Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee.