Funny, as I penned the words paradise that’s exactly how I pictured my grandma all those years playing in Florida and at her pool in Whitehall or condominium ..great how you tie memories together, the sketch wild , heavily imprinted. Monday morning around dawn Leola “Lee” Mae passed from this earth to paradise..Robin was in her midst but can not recall the moment she left this earth –grandma’s breathing steady not rushed or gasping..I believed and prayed over my grandma that she would have PEACE..thank You God, she did pass “In Peace”..the morning of her death I quickly had to force myself to “pick myself up” and get ready for my waitress job, Psalm26 lept off the Word. “Vindicate ME, O Lord, for I have [expectantly] trusted in,leaned on, and relied on the Lord without wavering and I shall not slide. Examine ME, O Lord, and prove me; test my heart and my mind. For Your loving-kindness is before my eyes, I have walked in Your truth [faithfully]. I do not sit with false persons,nor fellowship with pretenders. I hate the company of evildoers and will not sit with the wicked. I will wash my hand in innocence, and go about Your altar, O Lord. That I may make the voice of thanksgiving heard and may tell of all Your wondrous works. Lord, I love the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells. Gather me not with sinners and sweep me not away [with them], nor my life with bloodthirsty men,In whose hands is wickedness, and their right hands are full of bribes. But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful and gracious to me. My foot stand on an even place; in the congregations will I bless the Lord.”
Sunday I had to work, all my family left for Adrian to say goodbye to GiGi.- I recorded a song that later heard my mom put the phone up to grandma’s ear. You Are My Hiding Place was the hymn..Heidi Leigh that is always what I will be..her Heidi Leigh, Leola grandma loved me fiercely. Thank you grandma for loving me that much, the day of Hannah & I car accident after we ‘came to’ I phoned GiGi in her hospital room, I had to make sure she knew I loved her..grandma said ,” I have done something very bad, I am ready to go..I am ready to go..” We said good-bye . many “i love you’s..