What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Sunday, March 15, 2009

In loving memory


in loving memory, originally uploaded by sgrbear724.

Elisabeth van der Jagt
My OMA

December 2, 1920 - March 15, 2009

Oh, the joy I imagine she has at this time, seeing and living in a place she has only pined for these nearly 90 years. The comfort of her Father's love and His nearness of presence.

This is a sad time, but incredibly joy-filled too.

We will meet again.

28 comments:

Leah said...

Rebecca,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I'm so thankful to have met and gotten to know your Oma a little bit. She was such a special lady!

I once (not long ago) was where you are, facing the loss of a beloved grandmother. There was much sadness but such great comfort in knowing that she was now walking by sight and not just by faith. What joy to know that we will indeed be reunited with our loved ones someday!

Many (((HUGS))) to you, my dear friend.

Andie said...

My heart aches for you. Praying for your comfort and HOPE!!
Blessings-Andie

Kalona said...

Rebecca, I am very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful long life your grandmother had, and how precious are your memories.

Eternal rest grant unto Elizabeth van der Jagt, O Lord; and may Your perpetual light shine upon her.

~~Anne said...

Rebecca,

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~~Anne
www.backyardtreasures.wordpress.com

Grandma Bibby said...

Our love and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn but rejoice at this time. It is wonderful that we can bear one another's burdens. May God grant you much grace and strength as you lay her body to rest.

Martie said...

Praying for you at this time. How beautiful Heaven must be - what a comfort we have in knowing the bliss our loved ones are enjoying as we mourn their passing.

Blessings,
Martie

Tracy said...

Rebecca,
I'm so sorry for your loss, and for that of your Opa. He must be grieving terribly. I pray that the Lord sustains you through this time.

Victoria said...

My prayers have been and will continue to by with you and your family. I can think of nothing more to say...for nothing seems adequate enough.

Mandie said...

Big hugs, my dear friend. Not a lot of words. I'm praying for you and your grieving family.

Father's Grace Ministries said...

Prayers and hugs at this time. I still remember that same mix of sadness and joy, when my last Grandmother went home to be with the Lord.

My heart goes out to your dear Opa, I pray that the Saviour will wrap him warmly in His arms of love and bring loving comfort to you all.

Claire

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

So Sorry Rebecca for your loss. We will be praying that not only will you and your family heal but your Opa too. God is there. Always will be. Love you.
Carrie

Charree said...

Rebecca,

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May His peace rest upon you!
~Charree

Anonymous said...

Oh Rebecca, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Grandmother. May God hold you, your Opa and your family in his arms. Love Kaje xx

Melissa said...

Rebecca,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time. I especially think of your grandfather and hope that the grief and confusion during this time is bearable for him.

Thoughts and hugs,
Melissa

Grandma Bibby said...

By the way, this picture is now priceless. It is such a great one too. And I love how you made it look aged. Will be praying for you this week.

Terri said...

I'm so sorry, Rebecca. I'm praying for you and your family. What a wonderful reunion you will have someday!

abigail said...

She has been received with such joy! I pray that God softens the grief of you and your family with the sweet knowledge of that future embrace. I pray, too, for Opa's sustainment during this difficult time.

Mike & Mary said...

May the Lord pour his comfort upon your family at this time and also his joy, knowing that she is know with her loving father and in a place where there is no more suffering.

Blessing's on you all!

Kris said...

Oh, hon ... tears fill my eyes as I read this. Tears for you and your family - I'm sooooo sorry for your loss and hope that Matt is home soon to ease your grief just a little. I'm so glad you can take comfort knowing that she is in His arms now.

Love,
Kris

jerelene said...

Dear Rebecca, Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time...I was extremely close to my grandma and still miss her to this day..take joy in that she got to see your children..that is the one thing I wish that my Grandma had been able to do..Praying..Jerelene

Bonnie said...

I'm so sorry for your families loss, but rejoice in the promise of meeting her again, many hugs and prayers sent out.
Love,
Bonnie

Dana said...

All I can do right now if offer my prayers on your behalf.

Let me know if there's ANYTING I can do during this difficult time.

Blessings--
Dana

Jean Marie Bibby said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My love and hugs to you!

Peggy in Alaska said...

Dear Rebecca,
I am so sorry, sweetie! Know that you are in our prayers and will continue to be. It is a blessing to know that your Oma is safe in the arms of her dear Lord. May you feel God's healing hand as He carries you along right now. We will pray for you continually!

Robin said...

What a sweet blessing that you were able to visit with her. That picture will continue to be a cherished photo, I'm sure.
May the Lord bless you and keep you and give you peace.

Kimberly said...

I am so sorry, Rebecca,for your loss! What a special picture you have of her with your girls! Keeping you in prayer!

Mom2fur said...

What a beautiful lady! Heaven must shine a little bit brighter now, having her pretty and joyous smile there!

Faye said...

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.YOU ARE IN OUR HEART AND PRAYERS!