In Memory

We laid my grandma to rest yesterday and I’ve been thinking a lot about “memory” in the new year.

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In memory of my grandma, we had several of her quilts displayed around the funeral home including the baby blankets she sewed for each of us grandkids.  We lost my grandpa a couple years back, but they were married over 60 years.  What a legacy!  We talked a lot about great memories growing up, but our memories from the past few years aren’t the best.  It is the hardest and most heartbreaking thing watching a loved one lose their cherished memories.  We had lost my grandma long before, for she hasn’t known us for a long time.  However, she never forgot John 3:16.  They played a song at the funeral that was a little too close to home.  Here are the lyrics:

She Still Remembers Jesus Name- The Booth Brothers

Time has cast a shadow on her memory
And age has robbed her mind of dates and names
Seems the pieces of her past are lost forever
And the old home place just doesn’t seem the same
Faded pictures taped into the family albums
She tries in vain but can’t seem to recall
That the handsome man was once her loving husband
Who went Home to be with Jesus just last fall
But she still remembers Jesus and His amazing grace
He left a mark upon her heart that time cannot erase
She can tell you who He is and what He did and why He came
Yes she still remembers Jesus’ name
Still her children come most every day to see her
Behind their smiles they try to hide their pain
But at times it’s hard to keep the tears from coming
When she asks her first born child, “Now what’s your name?”
Yet she knows every word to “Rock of Ages Cleft for Me”
You can feel His presence in the room when she quotes John 3:16
Though she was just a young girl when she first knelt down to pray
She remembers when she met Him like it was yesterday
Yes she still remembers Jesus and His amazing grace
He left a mark upon her heart that time cannot erase
She can tell you who He is and what He did and why He came
Yes she still remembers Jesus’ name
It’s a comfort to her family and it helps to ease their pain
That she stills remembers Jesus’ name

Comments

  1. says

    Love and prayers for your family. I have not heard that song. We are going through that right now with my grandmother. Glad she is in a better place now.

    Love you lots,
    Leah

    • says

      Thinking of you, Leah, as you travel down that road. It is so sad when you look up to someone your whole life and they no longer remember. Love you!

  2. Missy Shrum says

    Sweet Katie, so sorry for your loss. Losing grandparents is so hard. Cherish the memories and let God’s peace provide comfort.

    Hugs,
    Missy

  3. says

    So sorry for your loss. My grandmother passed away two years ago and I still “see” her in so many things. It is kind of funny how much of an impact a good grandmother can make on future generations…

  4. says

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandma. I pray you’ll find comfort knowing her mind has been restored and she is in the presence of the One she never forgot.

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