Thursday, December 15, 2011

Grandma Moon Cont...

Eternal Marriage

4 Nephi 1:11

And they were married, and given in marriage, and were blessed according to the multitude of the promises which the Lord had made unto them.

Grandma Moon was devoted to her man 110%. Grandma thought Grandpa was IT and he thought the same about her. One thing I’ll always remember about Grandma is how Grandpa could make her laugh. He’d tell a funny story—sometimes not all together true, and she’d laugh and laugh and say “Oh Verlin!”. You could tell just by the way they looked at each other how much they absolutely adored one another. I learned a lot about how a marriage should be by watching them love and take care of one another. After Grandma’s stroke people would talk to Grandpa like she had become a burden to him, but Grandpa never thought of her as a burden, ever. He said, “This was life—this is what you do when you are celestial partners”. He once told one of his daughters, “Jill, I wouldn’t take one moment of the time away that I have spent with your mother. I have enjoyed every second that she has been in my life.” Grandma was his Queen and he treated her like one! Grandma and Grandpa loved to hold hands. If they were sitting by each other they were holding hands. The day before Grandma passed away Grandpa went to visit her (she was being cared for in a home care facility in Salt Lake). Grandma wasn’t doing well that day and couldn’t speak. She said only one sentence during the entire visit. Grandpa was sitting by her side and she looked up at him and whispered quietly, “I love you so much.” Those were the last words Grandpa heard her say. Grandma and Grandpa were totally devoted to each other and an example to their family of what eternal love is all about.

Organize Every Needful Thing

Doctrine and Covenants 88:119

Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God

My Grandma Moon was an excellent housekeeper. She worked hard to keep her house clean and all of her closets and drawers organized. A place for everything, and everything in its place. She had a certain way of doing things. She liked her towels folded a particular way and her dishwasher loaded just so. We all joked about how when someone else loaded her dishwasher Grandma would sneak in behind them and load it “the right way”. Her home was a house of order. A place where the Spirit could dwell…her home was a little slice of heaven on earth and her entire family loved to be there.

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