My Grandma Bev

When I think of my Grandma Bev, I initially think of shopping trips, making my first apple pie, laying out by the pool and watching the Mariners on TV. She had a joy for life and a love of fun that fascinated me. But that wasn’t all there was to her. I’m currently pregnant with…

My Fish & Loaves

Last night as I was putting the kids to bed I read them the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 (Jn 6:1-13). My mind wandered as I recited the familiar event. It had been a long, sad, difficult day. After days and weeks of waiting and wondering my Grandma Bev had passed away that morning….

Saying Goodbye

For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently in Washington state, staying with family as we await the passing of my grandma. Throughout this process of saying goodbye, God has provided some sweet moments: When one of her 10 great-grandchildren would enter the room a transformation would take place in my grandma. Her eyes…

Too Deep for Words

Friday my Grandma made the choice that she was done fighting. My family have all spent the last few days in her hospital room; crying, laughing, sharing, comforting. I have spent the last few days mourning someone who’s still here…but lost to me. I was able to talk to her Saturday night on the phone,…