April 22, 2012
Categories: Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Sunday (postponed until next week)
Yesterday morning, my grandmother passed away. She was 84 years old. Several of you know that I’ve been by her side at the hospital since Wednesday…and I’ve been asking for your prayers for a couple of weeks (thank you so much for all of your prayers – I am truly blessed to have such friends). Although I will miss her so much, I know that my prayers have been answered and she has been healed. She has been a child of God for many years – so, I know that she met Jesus yesterday. Heaven must be absolutely spectacular! I also know that she must be having quite a reunion with my grandfather, her brother, and all those who have passed before her.
Anyways, I apologize for being so absent the past few days…although I know you understand. It has been an incredibly emotional few days. As I write this message, I am not exactly sure when her funeral will take place (I imagine it’ll be Monday), but I do know that I am speaking at her funeral…so I will be praying for the right words to say. If you wouldn’t mind praying for me as well, I would really appreciate it.

Since I have clearly not had a chance to do much shooting this week, I have not prepared my own Scavenger Hunt collection. However, I am going to go ahead and open the link. It will stay open through Tuesday, May 1 – and, I will post my own photos next Sunday. For those of you that follow along with Tutorial Tuesday, I won’t have a tutorial this week either (it’s my week). Thank you for your understanding, your prayers, your love and your friendship. It means the world to me and I really am thankful to be a part of such a community.

130 COMMENTS

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It amazing to think that we’ll all be in Heaven someday. Praying for your family.

    Oh, Ashley! I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful grandmother. I’m sorry for this incredible loss.

    Sending many prayers to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Ashley. Hang in there….
    Hugs!

    Ashley i am so sorry for your loss. you are right, heaven is her home and she has past over! it’s that peace Jesus gives that will get you through this. praying for you.

    i am so sorry to hear of your loss. may god bless her soul.

    Ashley, I am so sorry for this sad news! I will keep your family in prayers as you go through the difficult days ahead.

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    I will be praying for you!

    I’m so sorry, Ashley. Your family will definitely be in my prayers and I will be praying for you as you write your speech. I just noticed today that you had not made a post since Tuesday and wondered about you. love and prayers!
    Becky

    I’m sorry for the pain you are going through. I’m jubilant for your grandmother. The joy she must be feeling at the knee of Jesus! My prayers are with you this week.

    So sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing. Will be thinking of you and praying that you are given the words to say and the strength to get through it.

    Ashley I am so sorry about your loss. You and your family have been in my prayers. I wish there was more I could do for you. I am sending you a huge hug. Again I am so sorry.

    So, so sorry, friend. My prayers are with you and your family. XO!

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Your grandmother looks like an absolutely lovely lady, and your thoughts of a joyous reunion brought me a smile.

    Thinking of you and yours this week.

    I am so sorry you’ve lost your grandmother. Certainly you have my prayers and blessings.

    Teresa

    So sorry to hear of your loss Ashley. The photo of the two of you is priceless and one I’m sure you will always cherish. And of course we understand you being absent. Take all the time you need. You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers.

    God bless you & your precious family, my sweet friend. I just love when you said, your Grandma me Jesus yesterday. Praise God. My heart & prayers go out to you hon. My GRANDma is up in heaven w/ yours, & one sweet day we will hug them again! XOXO

    Sending prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Rejoice, for she had fought the good fight, finished the race, kept the faith. Now there is in store for her the crown of righteousness, which the Lord will award to her. [2 Timothy 4:7-8]

    Ashley. Sorry for passing of your grandmother. Death is just going through a door and the other side is wonderful. I have been there. The feeling of love is beyond comprehension and so wonderful on the other side. My prayers are with you and yours. Treasure these days. Thanks

    So sorry about that. Please be good, I will be sending positive energy your way.

    I am so sorry for you loss, I am glad she is not suffering anymore, and wish you and your family the best during this hard time.

    So sorry for your loss…you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    So sorry for your loss.

    So sorry for your loss.

    Can’t wait to meet her in heaven. :)

    I’m sorry for your loss and wish you and your family peace of mind and time to truly celebrate your wonderful memories.

    Kimberly

    Even though heaven is such a blessing, it’s still so hard to say goodbye to those we love. Prayers for you and all of your family. Be strong, you have a baby to grow.

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Ashley. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. When my grandmother died, my sister told me every time I saw a shooting star it was our grandmother blowing us a kiss. :) Hang in there.

    My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so very sorry for the sadness that you face. Even when we know our loved ones are no longer suffering it is hard to say goodbye.

    Ashley, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. I will be praying for you in this bittersweet time of mourning yet rejoicing. ((hugs)) to you and your family.

    I am so sorry for your loss, Ashley. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. {{Hugs}}

    I am very sorry for your loss Ashley. You look so much like her. I know you will miss her dearly.

    I’m so sorry for your loss Ashley. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Such a beautiful photo of you and your grandmother at your wedding.

    Ashley, Im sorry that your heart is saddened by the loss of your grandmother but what a rejoicing is going on in Heaven over her homecoming! I know that all your precious memories will bring you great comfort in the days to come. May you be strengthened and have wisdom as you share at your her funeral.

    Oh, Ashley, I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. We just lost my grandmother in February; it’s a hard loss to go through when she’s been there all your life. I bet she’ll be watching from Heaven when your baby is born.
    If you need a good cry, send me a line.

    Oh I’m so sorry Ashley. But yes knowing she had a faith in our Lord is very very comforting. She’s now in Heaven in peace. Good luck with the funeral, that will be a very hard emotional day too.

    Sending you love and healing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Oh, Ashley, it is so difficult to say goodbye to one you love so dear. She will be with you forever in your memories. God bless you and give you and yours strength in the coming days.

    Ashley I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Such an incredible picture of you and her and I definitely see a resemblence. Many prayers and hugs coming your way!

    So sorry to hear about your loss Ashley! I’ll be keeping your family in my prayers!

    Hello Ashley, I am very sorry to read you grandmother died. At this very sad time for you and your family, I pray that you all find comfort in Him. Look after yourself and bump. I also pray for wisdom for your speech at the funeral.

    Take care
    Raymonde

    Ashley,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. I’m sure she was an incredible person…I’ve never met you, but I know she had to be very proud of the special woman her granddaughter has become. My prayers are with you this week. Take care.

    You look like her! I am so sorry and pray peace for your family and I am glad you can celebrate the life she lived and the Victory won!

    I’m so sorry!!! <3

    I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.

    So sorry to hear about your grandmother, Ashley! Blessings to you and your family.

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Take all the time you need and don’t worry about any blogging schedule. We all understand.

    Ashley, I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose one you love some much, but I hope your memories may be for a blessing as you move forward.

    So sorry, Ashley! The loss is hard, but you have many special memories to hold on to…cherish those. Blessings on you and your family.

    You continue to stay in my thoughts and prayers!

    Oh gosh Ashley, I am so sorry to hear about your grandma’s passing. I am praying for peace for you and your family.

    Ashley, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother…you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers. . .

    Im so sorry Ashley. I know the pain of losing a grandparent. It is tough. But you will get through. Hugs and prayers.

    Woof!
    Oh Ashley we lost Grandma and now she’s in heaven with my Popsy, Mumsy and big brother. Someday we will all meet with our loved ones there.

    Keeper is sick and she wants to tell you that she shares your grief and will do her SHS soon.

    We love you, Ashley, so hang on!

    Ashley – please accept my heart felt condolences and prayers for continued strength as you memorialize the life of your grandmother and heal your spirit as it reconciles her passing. Your grandmother and my dad would have been the same age. Hugs and prayers.

    So sorry for your loss, it’s never easy to lose a grandparent.

    Ashley, I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I am sure this is a difficult time for you so take care of yourself. Will be sending you good vibes and thoughts. xo

    Ashley – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

    I will continue to pray for you and your family as you start to heal.

    Ashley, I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss. I’m sending you thoughts and prayers. I know that God will give you the right words, He always does.

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss!! That is a beautiful picture of you and your Grandma. I lost my Grandpa Oct 7 and my Dad passed away Dec 5. WatchIng death creep in is incredibly difficult :( . Prayers for you & your family.

    So sorry for your loss. I do hope that you find peace and solace in the memories of you Grandma.

    So sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. I hope peace can be with you soon.

    Oh Ashley, I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope knowing that your grandma is someplace wonderful will bring you a little bit of comfort. Still, it’s so hard saying good-bye, isn’t it? I just lost my grandpa too…I think about him everyday. I like to imagine how happy he is and what he’s doing in heaven with my grandma. hugs ♥

    Dearest Ashley-
    So sorry to hear about your grandmom’s passing. I love this photo of the two of you. I have been thinking of you and of her-I imagine it has been a difficult and sad few weeks.
    The bond with a grandmother is incredible, unique and a treasure. I still miss mine-and think of her often-but get a sense that she is always just there, looking lovingly and in non-judgement over my shoulder. I hope that sense of peace will come to you as well.
    You and your family have my sympathy.
    S.

    I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother’s passing. It sounds like you had a wonderful relationship with her and it is so nice that you were able to spend time with her at the end! My prayers are with you and your family!

    Ashley- I am so very sorry to hear that. I know how close you were. My prayers are with you & your family this morning. Please let me know if you need anything.

    A BIG hug from me in the UK. Suzy x

    I am really sorry. I’ll pray for you and your grandmother. I’ve also lost my grandfather today, I wish I could help you. I’m sure Heaven is wonderful !

    Ashley so very sorry for your loss you and your family will be in my prayers

    Hi Ashley,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Don’t forget to get some rest during this trying time.

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought

    My prayers are with you and your family. I pray that God will help you through this time, giving you comfort and joy knowing your grandmother is home now. God bless you.

    So sorry for your loss Ashley! my prayers are with you and your family and sending lots of hugs your way! such a beautiful photo of the two of you!! *hugs*

    Ashley, so sorry to hear this. I am praying for you and your family. What a blessing to know she has been healed and that she is in the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior. I will be praying for you as you grieve, that God will surround you with His unmatchable comfort and peace. Love you!

    So sorry for your loss.

    Oh Ashley!

    I’m just so sorry…there are just no words.

    Praying for you all now. What a legacy of love.

    Now she will reciever her rewards!

    One day I’ll get to meet her♥

    Oh Ashley I am sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. My sincere sympathy. Valerie

    Oh, Ashley…my heartfelt condolences to you and yours. My thoughts are with you, my friend. <3

    Ashley I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your Grandma. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It’s wonderful though to know that someday you’ll be reunited with your Grandma and that she’s now pain free and enjoying the beauty of Heaven.

    sending {{{hugs}}}
    A photo can tell a lot about a relationship… in your “sweet” wedding picture, you both have a “loving” arm around each other – what a “treasured” photo!!!
    take care of YOU & know your readers will be around, checking in on you, sending our prayers, hugs, and energy to get through this next week.

    Hugs and kisses, my dear friend. I wish I didn’t live hundreds of miles away. If you speak the way you type on your blog, I am 150% confident you will do amazing. The feelings and thoughts are already there, so there’s no doubt the words will come naturally. I know times are hard right now, my love. We are ALL here for you and praying that you find the strength (and words) to get through the day.

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending hugs your way.

    This picture makes me smile everytime I see it friend. IT is truly a beautiful and priceless capture of the two of you! I am SO sorry for your loss friend. IT is never, ever easy to say goodbye (for a season) to our loved ones. I pray for peace for your heavy and weary heart and for the right words to speak at her memorial. Love you!

    Sorry to hear about your Grandmother’s passing. She looks like such a sweetheart! Hugs to you.

    So sorry for your loss, my prays are with you and your family.

    Ashley, I’m so sorry for your loss. No matter how prepared we are, that loss is still painful. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The photo of the two of you is lovely, and I know you have many memories to treasure.

    I am so very sorry to hear of your family’s loss Ashley. I will be praying for you in the coming days. Wishing you all peace and comfort. {{hugs}}

    What a beautiful photo of you and your grandmother!
    so sorry for the loss of your precious grandmother in your life. May memories be treasures and comfort you. May the peace of God surround you. praying.

    So sorry for your loss Ashley. Thoughts and prayers out to you and your family.

    Praying for you.

    So sorry Ashley. I will be praying for you and your family.

    I am sorry for your loss. Just remember she’s watching and she will know you and your children.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers this week.

    Said a prayer for you and your family. It’s my first time to visit your blog and I came at a sad time. :^( What a lovely photo of you as a bride with your grandmother. You will miss her and there will be an ache in your heart but you will see each other again and there will be a joy beyond comprehension. God bless you! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

    You and your family are in my prayers.

    Colletta

    I am so sorry for your loss, Ashley. Keeping you and your family in my heart.

    oh ashley, such sad news. how lucky you were to have had her in your life for so many years!!

    what a beautiful photograph of the two of you, you will treasure it always!!

    Hope you take some time to do nothing this week and just reflect on how wonderful she is and all the wonderful memories you have to think about……The veil is so thin between here and Heaven know she isn’t far from you :) xoxoxo

    So sorry for your loss, Ashley. I will be praying for you and your family. ((hugs))

    What a bittersweet occasion. So good you can be assured she is at peace with her Lord and Saviour! Will be praying for you as you speak at her funeral. Lots of love and hugs x

    Oh, Ashley, I am so sorry! Take some time away from your blog to grieve. You know we will be here waiting. Prayers for your family!

    Our condolence, Ashley.
    Your grandma must’ve been such a wonderful and inspiring person in your life. Take time with your grief and share your fond memories of her.

    I was not able to do my hunts too and I’m glad it is extended all week…

    My condolences Ashley. I am so sorry.

    So sorry for your loss Ashley. You are in my prayers!

    Ashley, I hope the memories of your grandmother help comfort you through this difficult time. You will speak from your heart i’m sure.
    xo

    I will be praying for you family in this time of grief.

    Marla @ http://www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

    I am so sorry for your loss. My 93 year old grandmother passed a little over a week ago. It is very hard to let them go even when we know we’ll see them again. Grandmas are the best.

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss and I’ll be thinking of you. That photo of your wedding day is beautiful.

    Love that photo of you two. Been praying for you.

    Ashley, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Ashley. Rejoicing with you that our God is faithful.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know what it’s like. Grandparents are very special people. You and your family will be in my prayers.

    I am sorry for your loss. God bless your family at this sad time

    So sorry for your loss :(

    Thinking of you at this difficult time. Sending prayers and warm thoughts your way.

    I haven’t been reading blogs lately, but stopped by and read your sad news. I am so sorry for your loss and know that you are in my prayers.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll pray for you and your family.

    Ashely I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Such a beautiful woman and it sounds like you have equally beautiful memories of your years together.

    Ashley, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. She’s a beautiful lady.

    I am so sorry. So so sorry. Losing a grandparent is so painful. I lost my grandmother 3 & 1/2 years ago and there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of her golden heart and warm smile. I always wished she could have met my daughter but I know she is watching over her (and us) every day. God bless.

    Losing a grandparent is hard. My grandmother passed away in December. She was 86. I’m glad you got to be with her in the hospital, though. Great picture of the two of you!

    Oh, Ashley…I’m so very sorry.
    xo

    I am sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    My heart hurts for you. Praying for peace, comfort and tons of happy memories.

    Thinking of you. You are still in my prayers.

    So sorry for your loss. I am glad you weer able to be with her though. Praying.

    Ohhh, just stopped by to catch up and see what you’ve been up to and read the news. So sorry to hear this Ashley…my deepest condolences and best wishes to you and yours.

    I don’t remember commenting on this post. I’m so sorry for you loss. I lost my Nana awhile ago and I miss her every day. We were very close; she was like my second mother. Every time I look at my little one, I find myself looking up and asking my nana is she sees Alivia. I really believe she does and I feel her with me all the time. Boy do I have some stories about that.


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