Monday, October 24, 2011

Grandma Emmy...Cont.

Personal Revelation

D&C 42:61

If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things—that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal.”

One afternoon Grandma Emmy was folding laundry when she heard a voice that said, “Emma, your life will never be the same”. She dropped the shirt that she was hanging back into the laundry basket, in complete shock. Then the phone rang, it was the hospital telling her Sollie had collapsed and to come and get him. That was the beginning of the brain tumor. This story reminds me that God knows each of His children. He will communicate with us if we let Him. He warns us, He reminds us, He shows us, and He helps us. God was aware of Grandma Emmy and what was about to happen to her and her family. He let her know He was there and He never left her alone.

Trust in the Lord with All thy Heart

Proverbs 3:5,6

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Grandpa eventually lapsed into a coma for 4 days in his home. When he awoke he sat up and said, “I have been to a better place but I didn’t like it as well because you and the children were not there”. He went on to say, “The lot is let, the die is cast, and there is no turning back”. He then went back into a coma for another day. Grandma had been up all night with him and that morning her brothers came to give him a blessing. They asked Grandma, “What do you want us to say?” To that she replied, “I don’t know, you should know, you hold the priesthood!” Then Grandma walked around the bed and sat by Grandpa Sollie. He was lying so still but his head was tilted toward her. She asked him, “What should they say?” Then Grandpa opened his eyes, looked at Grandma with his eyes full of love, then shut them, sighed peacefully, and then he was gone. Grandma later said, “God made the decision. No prayer was needed, his mission was complete.”

1 comment:

  1. i have to be careful where i read these posts because i never know if i am going to just start sobbing! this was one of those times. thank you so much for recording all these things! we have a wonderful grandmother.