Saturday, February 7

Goodbye Grandma

As of yesterday, my grandma, Laura Ferrell passed away. My grandpa Ferrell had passed away about 6 months ago, and what a joy to have sweethearts united! My grandparents were wonderful people, and everyone who met them could agree. I love the way they raised their family. The mentality in the Ferrell household, which in turn trickled down to my parents household was, 'family backs eachother up, they protect one another, they do whatever it takes to help, no questions asked'. What a support system! Anyone who is related to Herb and Laura Ferrell are better people because of it.
I have many memories of my grandparents. One trip, we went to church with them. I was around 8 or 9, and I had worn this dress I was really proud of. My grandpa was conducting sacrament, and in the middle of the meeting, my grandpa said, "I want my granddaughter, Jackie to stand up and show everyone her dress, doesn't she look beautiful?" I stood up and felt this sense of pride that I had a grandpa who cared about what I thought was important.

I loved the way my grandma humored me. I remember once I thought I knew how to make ice cream (I had no clue, I thought you made it with whipped cream and ice). My grandma didn't tell the truth, she didn't tell me to stop. Instead, she helped me make this 'ice cream', and she did exactly what I told her to do. When it didn't work out, she made me feel better by letting me eat a lot of whipped cream. My grandparents have made this world a better place. If I become half of the woman my grandma was, I will consider this life a success. When my life comes to an end, I will be so lucky to have my grandma and grandpa waiting for me, with open arms. Until we meet again, grandma! This is the last picture I have of my grandma and grandpa together. It was at T and mine's wedding. Grandpa sealed us, which was the last sealing he ever did.

5 comments:

Melissa and Kyle said...

It sounds like your grandma was a great woman. It's hard when people pass away, but how happy that they are together again!

Melissa and Kyle said...

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Tricia and Nick said...

So I just realized that you can't click on any of your pictures. How did you manage that?

Summer said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma. It is always nice to know we have the gospel and we can see our loved ones again.

Anonymous said...

That was a very nice tribute to your grandparents. I didn't realize your Grandfather sealed you and T. That is pretty special. I have to say your Grandparents are quite lucky that the seperation was only a short 6 months. I love how you put, the sweethearts are together again. So cute. So true. I hope you are doing well.