I was explaining to the kids that Grandma Great was really sick and was probably going to die soon. They were both pretty quiet and tried their best to grasp what I was saying. I explained that it was okay to feel sad because we will miss Grandma Great, but that she was going to be happy when she died because after 17 years, she was going to be able to see her husband again.
"That's cool," says Annie.
"It is cool," I reply.
Annie sits for a moment, thinking. "Is she going to be able to see her Mom again?"
"She is," I respond.
"That is so awesome!" Annie exclaims.
You know, it is awesome! Although we will miss sharing our time with Grandma Jewel, we are so happy that she was able to be released from her earthly body and return home. We are so grateful for a knowledge of our Heavenly Father's plan for us, and we know that, one day, we will be able to be a part of that great reunion in the sky.
Yesterday was a good day for Jewel.
We love you, Grandma, and will remember you always.