Saturday, May 06, 2006

I Lost a Incredible Woman of Faith Today

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What a woman of God! This is my Grandmother, Isabel Krieger (with my brother).

She passed into Heaven this morning. I can just see her walking hand in hand with my Grandpa, singing praises together to the creator of this world. She was the last of those who so greatly influenced my life when I was a child.

This incredible woman prayed me to the mission field! As much as it hurts to be in the Czech Republic (I am at a Josiah Venture Conference), I know that she would say, "Stay there and do what you are doing for the Lord! I am with your Grampa and I am happy!" She is also with all of the dear people whom she loved and grew up with, along with my Uncle Renold David. What a reunion that must have been!

She went the way she wanted to. Went to bed and woke up in Heaven. I will reflect more on this PILLAR of FAITH in the next few days.

I learned so much about life and love and trust in God. I will never forget the lessons that I learn from her.

Thank you God for the heritage that You provided for me!

PS My mom was scheduled to fly today to come and see me. She got on the plane and we will be able to mourn and celebrate together tomorrow! It is only fitting that we celebrate her life in a foreign land. I am trying to figure out how to tangibly celebrate her life while I am here in Prague after I pick up my mom.

8 comments:

Crystal Young said...

Alice,

My condolences on the loss of your Grandmother. She was a wonderful lady. I have no doubt that when she got Home this morning, she was greeted with "Well Done, my good and faithful servant." I love you guys and am praying for your family.

Love,
Crystal

Bil Bro Robins said...

The presence of an incredible era has departed this family today. For almost a century we were blessed to know and love grandma and grandpa. They spent their simple but extravagant lives loving everyone that they met. Their house was one always filled with love. My hope is that you and I would continue this legacy that they brought forth in this family. We are the most blessed to have spent so many Friday night's watching A-Team, The Dukes of Hazard, and Lawrence Welk. All of the trips to Cinderella City and Cinder Alley I will never forget. We saw Raider's 17 times in that theater while mom and grandma shopped. We are the lucky ones who got to celebrate nearly every holiday, every birthday and every special event with them. They saw us when we were in pain and joy. They were there when we needed them always. And we can also say the same. I remember all of the grill cheese and top ramen. All of the movies we watched together. I don't know what The Sound of Music will be like with out her now. Thank God for Conrad and Isabel Krieger. For through them I know God. I love you and I'm jealous of your sweet time with mom there. Have a “joy filled” time Alice. Love on each other like only a mother and daughter can do.

Krakovianka said...

I just ran across your blog today, as I was searching for other bloggers in Poland, and I also would like to express my sympathy on your loss. I'm thankful for you that your mother is going to be with you at this time. God Bless you both!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandma - it's been a long road and she was so special to you! So glad you & your mom can be together this week! You're in my prayers!
Kristen

Mo said...

Hugs to you, my friend, and RIP, Grandma. What an amazing legacy she left, and it sounds like you have many, many wonderful memories.

I'm glad you'll be with your mom soon.

Krista Davis said...

aleeece! how is it to finally be back in katowice? i bet your mom is glad not to be in a car- glad you dad has that sweet driving school so you 'don't get lost on your way to nowy tomysl' lol. how did your time finish up there?

Jen said...

Hey Alice ...
I drove by Sunrise the other day and thought of your Grandma. I hope you and your mom are enjoying celebrating her life together. I'm glad she lived to see you go overseas.
Talk to you soon -
Jen

White Buffalo Woman Goes Singing said...

You are fortunate to have known your grandmother. There are many who have not had such an opportunity.

May you grow as old, my dear.
Your mother too.