Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ila Terry O'Bryant

This past week has been a very emotional week for us. Brent's maternal grandmother who lives with us (or we live with her) had a stroke last Friday. Although it has been a difficult experience for the family we have seen many of the Lord's "tender mercies" in the process. Brent's mother who cares for her primarily was out of town and two of her daughters who live farther away had come down to visit with her. We had had a giant Terry reunion just one year ago. Although the feelings are mixed for us, she had been wanting to go home to be with her husband for years. Her children and many grandkids have come to be by her side in these last days and we have brought her home to pass here. We've spent the last few days telling stories, shedding tears, and offering prayers. We love her very much and are grateful for her impact in our lives.

11 comments:

Morrison Family said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers! We love you! Let us know if we can do anything for you!!

Grandma Jan said...

She looks so full of life in that picture just like she did the last time I saw her in June. I am glad the family is around her. I pray for her comfort and for all who love her.
With Love.

Robyn said...

We're sorry for this difficult time. But glad that the family can be together so much and celebrate her. You're in our prayers.

Thanaglim said...

I'm sorry but it seems as though she is ready. It's wonderful that you have offered this time of peace for her.

Thanaglim said...

just reread what I wrote...i meant I'm sorry that you going through this but that it does seem that she is ready which makes it a little easier

Kathleen said...

I really miss my grandma. Krista and I were always kinda jealous of the cousins that lived so close to her. She was such a fantastic woman, but my feelings through this process have also confirmed to me how personally and intimately my Father in Heaven knows me and knows how to comfort me.

tracyp said...

Our prayers are with your family but how awesome for her to see her eternal companion again!

Bart, Jeni, Jessica & Brian said...

Hi Brent & Natalie! This is Brent's O'Bryant cuz, Jeni. Thank you for the sweet blog regarding grandma. I know that she was extra special to your family, having lived with her. I will miss her as well.

Love,
Jeni

Caroline said...

what a sweet sweet picture! She looks like such a fun grandma!

Emily said...

I have been prasying for your family. Did she pass away? I never heard what ended up happening.

Cheri said...

I remember meeting her and talking with her a few different summers. She is so incredibly sweet and gorgeous just like your Mother-in-law! What a wonderful woman.
We're sorry you all are missing her, but grateful to she can now be with her husband.