Tribute to My Beautiful Grandma - Rest in Peace.

While everyone was celebrating the new year, I was at the hospital saying goodbye to my granny. She passed away on new years day at the age of 91.

My granny was a light in this world. She was the strongest person I knew with a huge heart. She lived a long beautiful life and I'm so grateful that we had her with us for so long.

My grandparents raised me and I stayed with them my whole life. Grandpa is now 94 and last December they were married for 69 years. They knew each other for only three months before they got married. Had 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Anyone that asked her what's the secret to a long marriage she always said in afrikaans 'Jy moet dra en verdra'. I think it means be very tolerant.

Those who asked her what's the secret to a long life, she said she respected her parents, like the commandment says. Also believe and trust in God.

Granny was sick for a while now, she got better and then suddenly she was gone. She kept saying God told her she still had work to do.

To some it may seem unfair that God took her from us on new year's day because it's such big day to celebrate. But from now on every new year her memory will remind us of how we should live.

She never drank or smoked, was a good wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma. She was in church every Sunday even when she was ill.

People were drawn to her and everyone that met her felt blessed. She knew what she wanted out of this life and at the end she had no regrets. I admired her so much. Her work to inspire will continue forever. God planned it this way and I feel at peace.

Thank you granny for raising me. For all the lessons and always being there to talk to and laugh with. I miss you so much. My heart is broken but I know God is taking good care of you now. God will be with you till we meet again. Love you always mamma. ♥

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