Remembering Aimee

My friend Aimee past away yesterday.  She had a long and painful journey dealing with Cystic Fibrosis.  I have never met someone who knew Aimee who didn’t have kind words to say about her.  She was always happy, rarely negative.  She put up with a lot, for her heart was big.  Now, she is out of pain.  She has left this world for a far better place.  The Prophet Joseph Smith said “The expectation of seeing my friends in the morning of the resurrection cheers my soul”, to which I agree.  We may mourn for the company of our dear friend Aimee, which we should, but let the thought of seeing her again cheer our soul.  Remember the words of Alma to his son “Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.” (Alma 40:11).  Aimee has been taken home to the God that gave her life.  Let us honor the memory of Aimee in our thoughts words, actions, and deeds.

Remembering Glenna

My Grandma (my Mother’s mother) died last night.  Mikey, the Wife, my mom, and I went to see her last night as we all knew she would be dying.  She has been very unresponsive recently to everyone.  I knew, however, that she would respond when I was there.   We took flowers to her.  I put one up to her nose and asked her how they smelled.  All without opening her eyes she told me that the flowers were beautiful.  I told her “just like you”, to which she gave her usual scoff whenever anyone tries to give her a compliment.  I put lotion on her hands and rubbed them for a little while.  She fell asleep (as she had just been given medicine).  We left a little while later.  I told Amanda that Grandma would die either that night or early the next morning.  At about 2:30 this morning, we get called to be told that Grandma had died.  It was sometime between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am MST.  I’m glad that she is out of pain now and that she is reunited with her husband, my Grandfather, who died 18 years ago.  I know that I will see her again.  This separation is only temporary.

The director of the funeral home told my mom that perhaps President Hinckley was there to meet my Grandmother.

Remembering Glenna

My Grandma (my Mother’s mother) died last night.  Mikey, the Wife, my mom, and I went to see her last night as we all knew she would be dying.  She has been very unresponsive recently to everyone.  I knew, however, that she would respond when I was there.   We took flowers to her.  I put one up to her nose and asked her how they smelled.  All without opening her eyes she told me that the flowers were beautiful.  I told her “just like you”, to which she gave her usual scoff whenever anyone tries to give her a compliment.  I put lotion on her hands and rubbed them for a little while.  She fell asleep (as she had just been given medicine).  We left a little while later.  I told Amanda that Grandma would die either that night or early the next morning.  At about 2:30 this morning, we get called to be told that Grandma had died.  It was sometime between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am MST.  I’m glad that she is out of pain now and that she is reunited with her husband, my Grandfather, who died 18 years ago.  I know that I will see her again.  This separation is only temporary.

The director of the funeral home told my mom that perhaps President Hinckley was there to meet my Grandmother.