Monday, July 27, 2015

Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother

And yet so much more than that. After a brief battle with cancer, God called Hennie de Boer home to be with Him for eternity. It was less than two months from her diagnosis to her passing away peacefully at the age of 77.

The six oldest grandsons were Grandma's pallbearers. The little redhead in the back is her seventh grandson. She has twelve granddaughters and three great grandchildren.

Last week was a blur as we prepared for her funeral and mourned her death. It is hard to come to terms with the fact that she is no longer here on earth. She took so much joy and pride in her family and her work. She loved being a wife and mother. Life as it does, will go on, but she will be dearly missed. We will miss her smile, her humour, and her wisdom. We will miss not only those things, but so much more that made her the special woman that she was. Even though she is no longer with us here on earth, we rejoice that her suffering was short, that she is with Jesus in heaven, and that she will live on in many different hearts and lives here on earth. 

If you would like to read more about this special woman, you can stop by Murray's brother Ken's blog here.

 

1 comment:

  1. Oh Deborah, my sympathy to your family. But what a steadfast assurance we have in the Lord, in the midst of our sorrow.
    Julie

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