Friday, January 23, 2009

A Life Well-Lived


November 29, 1919-January 22, 2009

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints." Psalm 116:15

Today my blog is dedicated to Juanita Lee Hansrote, my dear Grandma, "Nana" who passed away early Thursday morning in her sleep. I was given her middle name and it has always meant so much to me. She was an exceptional, Godly woman that inspired me all of my life. She was 90 years old this past November. She lived an ordinary life in an extraordinary way. This is a verse that was in a card that a dear friend sent to me...

"A Life Well-Lived"

"A life well-lived is a precious gift
of hope and strength and grace
from someone who has made our world
a brighter, better place.
It's filled with moments sweet and sad,
with smiles and sometimes tears,
with friendships formed
and good times shared
and laughter through the years.
A life well-lived is a legacy
of joy and pride and pleasure,
a loving, lasting memory
our grateful hearts will treasure."

One of her favorite passages of Scripture was all of Psalm 139.
Psalm 139:17
"How precious also are Thy thoughts me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!"
One of her favorite hymns was "I Come to the Garden Alone"

I love you Nana and can't wait to walk the streets of Heaven with you.

3 comments:

NCLighthousekeeper said...

I love you, Becky, and am praying for God's peace and comfort and strenght and healing for you and your family.
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The Freeland Family said...

We missed you all today! We're praying for you during this time. What a peace to know where she is! Hope you and your little one are feeling better by now! ~Sabrina

Creech Family said...

Becky - I just heard this news today. We will be praying for all of you during this time of loss.