Thursday, February 11, 2010

His mercies are new every morning...

my granny, jane myatt, went to be with the Lord on monday night around 5:55. i haven't been wanting to write this post. not because i'm scared or not because i don't want the world to know what an amazing woman she was, but because with writing it, it becomes so much more real.
we knew that her time was drawing near. on sunday, i went to newbern, tn, to get some medicine for her with my mom. we had such great conversation, and occasionally, we would look at each other and say "granny sure is great" and just burst into tears. however, even though we are sad, there was some joy in our tears. here are some words to describe granny:
proverbs 31 woman
never giving up
prayer warrior
these are just the first ones that come to mind. if i had more time, i would write many more. when granny passed away, we were all gathered around her bed, telling old stories and laughing really hard. then, she slowly took her final breaths and went to be with the Lord. i'm so encouraged to live a much better life because granny was such a big part of my life. my aunt and all of us cousins have said "if i can be half the person granny was, i'll accomplish a lot." even though that's true, i want her life to encourage me to be all that she was, to live life to the fullest and have the abundant life. that's what she did and, boy, did she reap the benefits! granny was so blessed, and she gave ALL the glory to God.
in her last days, i remember sitting on her bed with her, holding her little head up, and singing hymns with her, telling her things i loved about her, "tickling" her face as she used to do mine so much, remembering old pets that she hated and i loved, listening to her say "those boys are SOOOO cute (in a sing songy voice)" and "ben...he's a good good man, janie. you take care of him." what an encouragement to live out the life that God has called me to.
i love you SOOOO much, granny, and you will be missed. however, i praise the Lord for your life and that you are worshiping God face-to-face now.
praise God from whom all blessings flow
praise Him all creatures here below
praise Him above the heavenly hosts
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Piper of Love said...

I'm so sorry Janie ((BIG HUG))

What a blessing it is to have a granny like your granny. She will always be with you, because you are made of her.

God bless you and your family <3

Glenna Marshall said...

What a precious legacy she left, Janes! I'm so thankful you were close and that you are encouraged to be more like Christ because of her. Isn't that what we all want for our lives?


Courtney and Jason G. said...

bless her sweet heart. praying for you

Doug and Heidi said...

Janie, I just had to post a similar post on my blog about my Grandpa. It is a good way to reflect all they left us...but it does make it much more real!
Praying for you and your family...

The Jesters said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Janie. It sounds like she was a very special and godly woman, and I know you'll all miss her greatly. What a comfort it is to know that she's with Jesus now!

shellandstephen said...

Thanks for your post janie! It is an encouragement to reflect on those godly ones who have gone before us! I love you and you have been in my prayers! Look forward to hanging out soon.