She is seventy-nine years old and has had pretty good health all her life until just recently. Her kidneys are failing and she has had to go to dialysis treatments three times per week for the past two years. The diabetes has taken its toll and she has just had her left leg amputated up to the knee area. The doctors tell her that she can most likely only last another month at most. A kidney transplant is out of the question.
The day has arrived when all of the family members will say their final good-byes to this sweet woman. She is a sister, a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a great-grandmother. That day in early April, all seventy-five grandchildren stop in to love on their grandmother one last time. They line up one behind the other to spend time with their grandmother to give her one last kiss, to hold her hand one last time, and to look into her eyes to tell her they love her. The line stretches from the living room to the back door of the house. Soft sobs can be heard as tears stream down and drop to the floor below.
Grandmother sits in her rocking chair as each one takes their special time with her. She cuddles and loves each one for that one last time with tears flowing down her own face. She is thankful for these last moments that GOD has given her with each child. Each and every one is important to her.
“And GOD shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
Revelation 21:4 KJV