Goodbye's the saddest word I'll ever hear
Goodbye's the last time I will hold you near
Someday you'll say that word and I will cry
It'll break my heart to hear you say goodbye
Those are the lyrics to one of my favorite Celine Dion Songs, and they have played over and over in my head since about 1:20 this morning when I got the call that my Grandma Tenney had finally left this mortal life. It's hard to find words that would do my Grandma justice. She was such an amazing example of virtue, forgiveness, unconditional love, and I have never met a more Christlike person in my life.
Eventhough Grandma was 96, and ready to move on to the next life, it is still hard to say goodbye and to fill that void.
Grandma...I will miss your soft smile, your sense of humor, and your love. I will always be your little chick-a-dee and you will always be my Grandma Kodak (you are the reason I LOVE photography)!! I am so grateful that Brandon and I followed the promptings of the spirit and went by to see you last Thursday. How grateful I am for the knowledge of the gospel to know that someday I will see you again and be able to throw my arms around you and give you a big fat hug!!! I will love you forever!
Our family with Grandma, Christmas 2009
My handsome dad with his angel mother June 2009
Grandma and I at our last family reunion, June 2009