Saturday, January 10, 2009

Well Done Good and Faithful Servant...

A sweet reunion is taking place in Heaven tonight. My Grandpa, Walter Hubbs passed away late this afternoon, just 10 days shy of his 94th birthday. No doubt all of Heaven, particularly my Grandma, his sweet bride of 68 years, is rejoicing! It thrills my heart to imagine them worshipping together at the feet of our Lord. You may remember, I shared their story last year.

Since Grandma passed away in 2004, several of my Aunts and Uncles have taken in and cared for Grandpa. Most recently and for the longest, he's been with my Aunt Brenda and Uncle Zollie in Georgia. They have been such incredible caretakers during the most difficult stage of his illness. I am humbled and thank God for their sacrificial love & compassion.

24 comments:

Amydeanne said...

sorry to hear about his passing, but yes! praise God that they're reunited! what a wonderful moment!

LisaShaw said...

Tracy, I pray for sweet comfort for you and your family from the Lord at this time in having to temporarily say goodbye to your precious Grandpa. My Grandpa went to the Lord October of 2007 and Grandma April 1990. They too have had a sweet reunion with each other and at the feet of the LORD in worship so I'm so glad for your Grandparents and for my own although my heart and yours I'm sure, misses them for now...

God bless you and your family and may special favor fall upon Aunt Brend and Uncle Zollie for their special care of your Grandpa.

Blessings.

Carol said...

I know you will miss him, but think of the reunion with all of those who have gone before and know that you will see him again...and Grandma! Love, Carol

Joyful said...

Ah...how precious...a sweet reunion in heaven I'm sure.

Praying for you. May you know His comfort at this time.

Love, prayers and hugs,
Joy

Melanie said...

So sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing. But, how wonderful that there are no doubts that he is heaven and with your grandma!

Praying for you all at this time.

Kristi said...

Oh, how wonderful for those two but bittersweet for all of you on this side of heaven. May the God of all comfort wrap His mighty arms of love around you.

Cheryl said...

I'm sorry about your Grandpa. I'm sure heaven gained someone very special. What a sweet reunion he and you Grandma and others had.

Praying!

Cheryl

Kerri said...

Big hugs to you today! I remember when my grandpa died back in 1982. I still miss him horribly. But what sweet memories I have of him and it sounds like your grandpa is one of those sweet types, too! :) Praying for you~

Angie said...

Tracy I am so sorry for your loss---but yes, I agree that he is joyously celebrating his arrival "home" tonight with those he loves!

I will be in prayer for your family during these difficult days of arrangements and changes. God will be with you.

Love you.

Becky said...

I know you will miss your grandfather, but I rejoice with you that he and your grandmother are reunited in the presence of the Lord. You and your family will be in my prayers.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Yes, I remember the story. Glad this day for his safe homegoing to God and his bride.

Thinking of you~elaine

Linda said...

sorry to hear about your grandpa..but oh the reunion that is going on in Heaven!! What a sweet blessing that is!! My thoughts & prayers are with you family.

12-arrows said...

awe. . . I am so sorry for your loss but am rejoicing that he is now in heaven with his beautiful bride.

Peggy said...

My deepest sympathies Tracy, as well as tears of rejoicing for that Heavenly reunion in the Presence of Our Savior! May His open arms carry you through missing your grandpa & grieving your loss but heaven's gain with the JOY that you will one day share with all your loved ones in this we have our great HOPE! May His peace surround you in the days ahead and on his upcoming birthday but their is nothing like the celebration he now has in his new birth & home. May Our Lord gurad your sweet heart and be with all in your family. The story that you shared before with this makes a
wonderful tribute to a man of God.
My thoughts & prayers for you & all

Joan said...

God's blessings to you and your family at this time of both sadness and rejoicing.

My prayers are with you.
1 Thessalonians 4:13

Susan said...

Oh Tracy,

I'm so sorry...

I know there will be one HUGE celebration going on up there.

You were so blessed with such great grand-parents!

Sending hugs♥

Becky said...

Awww, Tracy. It's such a difficult thing to 'lose' a beloved grandparent...and yet it's hard not to rejoice when you know exactly where they are! What a sweet reunion that will be!

((Hugs)) and prayers in your sorrow, friend.

Laurie Ann said...

Tracy, I'm so sorry for your loss but so happy for Heaven's gain and their sweet reunion! Prayers going up for your family and especially his wonderful caretakers.

Tricia said...

I am so sorry for your loss... but what a blessing that you have had him in your life for some many years. I lost my last grandparents in 2003 and miss them terribly at some times... I imagine maybe mine where some of those welcoming your Grandpa into Glory...

Praying for you...

Natalie said...

This was such a precious post! It is never easy for us here on earth to say goodbye but thankgoodness we live with the reassurance that we will one day reunite with them. May you find peace and comfort during this time. It is important to take time to grief!

Kristen said...

What a beautiful tribute! Isn't it wonderful that in our sorrow we can rejoice. And we know that this is not the end! Heaven and earth are rejoicing! Yes, Well done good and faithful servant!

My deepest sympathies as you mourn the loss of your Grandpa. I lost my Grandpa and my Father-in-Law last year.

(((Hugs)))) and Prayers

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I just saw your today's post Tracy so went back to this one; I'd missed it. I'm so sorry for your loss; yet, happy at the same time.*
PRAISE THE LORD for the party going on in heaven.

Michele Williams said...

Caretakers are such wonderfully gifted people. God bless them! What a sweet and encouraging relationship your grandparents had! Such godly examples for us all!

Judy said...

So happy to tell you that you were the third friend to contact me on the (pay-it-forward) project. Please email me your snail mail address. Looking forward to working on this fun project.