On July 29, 2016 my family had to process a reality we were not ready for. Our beloved Bern (maternal grandmother) passed. Bern spent the last few months of her life in the hospital and while the process seemed long… I didn’t expect it to end the way it did. Talking about believing God to the end!
While many of you never had the opportunity to meet Bern, I felt it appropriate to introduce “my version” of her to you. As a child spending time with Bern meant more than just going to see my grandmother… because she was also my friend. I could always count on receiving the raw, uncut truth from her (whether I wanted it or not).
Bern enjoyed learning, and she would never engage in any conversation on a topic in which she was not knowledgeable. She was a carrier of truth, a giver to the end, and a distributor of love. While embracing the reality that she is no longer occupying the earth with us physically… I’ve decided to sharpen my life with her life.
So while introducing Bern to you guys…I’m also introducing myself to some and reintroducing myself to others. May my life be an example for the world to see the glory of God. May I shine bright with the truth of who God is. I promise to give like I’ve never given before… for in HIM I’ll never run dry, and I pledge my commitment to distributing unconditional love to all.
I’m honored to have spent thirty years with Bern, and I’m forever grateful for the many deposits she made in my life. I look forward to being what she was and most importantly what God has created me to be.
God’s daughter. His wife. Their mother.
Her “Angel”. Your friend.