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She still prays


My grandma has had leukemia for almost 2 years now and it's almost her time to go home to God. She's 86 years old and has been in the nursing home and hospital care for about 2 weeks now. Both my grandpas passed away when I was a young teenager so I haven't gone through a loved ones' death in this stage of life...where I'm fully aware of what's going on and have developed an adult relationship with someone I've loved. She's still here with us and our family is just praying for her comfort in passing. We think this is her last week but only God knows that.

I was wondering if I should share this personal post but I didn't want to not share my grandmas' faith. It's been hard for my grandma to eat. She's getting too weak to feed herself and she's having trouble just eating even though she's so hungry. We would ask her constantly if she wants to eat...and when she does, we're quick to respond because we're so glad she wants to eat. Last week before my grandma ate her dinner at the nursing home, she closed her eyes and prayed. There were about 5 of us in the room and we were wondering why she was closing her eyes and not eating. We realized she was praying so we prayed with her. And it was her usual long prayer where she would quietly mouth her requests and thanks to God. She speaks cantonese so I was unable to understand what she was saying (my chinese is limited). I wish I knew what she was praying for but knowing her, she probably prayed for her family and was giving thanks to God despite her health situation. In the midst of pain and suffering, she still prays and gives glory to God.

During this sad time, Aaron has reminded me that she is a believer and will be with God where she will feel no pain. I'm very grateful and blessed that she is a Christian and is living a life that is honoring to God. Up until she was unable to walk by herself, she would go to her church every Wednesday to fold the church's Sunday programs. I'm unsure how to end this post but there is something else about my grandma that I'll share with you all another day.