Friday, August 7, 2015

What Joy Shall Fill My Heart

My larger-than-life grandmother died this morning between five and six. I was with her until around 3:30, and around 5:00 she fell asleep and went peacefully sometime after that. As my uncle said "she was always dignified, and she didn't want an audience." Indeed. She always did things her way, and even to the end she had more endurance than I did.

We had a sweet last night together.  Earlier in the evening I decided I wanted to sing to her.  Her pastor and I sang "How Great Thou Art", which is a song my grandmother played and sang on the organ in her sunroom a lot. She knew it by heart, and she liked to show off on the high notes.

When Christ shall come 
with shout of acclamation
and take me home what joy shall fill my heart
then I shall bow in humble adoration
and there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

He is great and I am so grateful.

{my grandmother holding baby Annie in summer 2011}


  1. I really enjoy reading your posts. I am a homemaker and homeschool mom as well. We have a variety of diet/eating preferences so the posts with the menus were especially interesting to me. Most of the people in my life do not have the same affection for the simple life as I do, so I enjoy reading blogs such as yours. I am sorry for your loss. We lost our precious grandmother a year & a half ago though we miss her everday.

  2. Dear Polly,
    My sincere sympathy for the loss of your grandmother. My grandmother passed on 3 years ago at 99 years of age. Her birthday was yesterday. I think of her every day. She was a Christian and had a great influence on my life. I miss her.

    I enjoy the lovely way you write and your pleasant posts. Thank you for taking the time to share a bit of your world.