Last evening my Great Grandma Wheeler passed away at the age of 106 years old. She was still mentally intact even though her body was failing her.
Grandma Wheeler was an amazing woman. She marveled at the changes she had seen over her 106 years.
She was a woman of immense faith. Her love of and trust in Jesus carried her through many difficult times – the loss of her husband in her early 60’s, the loss of her son and her daughter to name a few.
My Grandma was a great inspiration to me and the rest of our family. We were so proud of her.
Grandma never wanted to live to be 106. She said it was “unnatural”. I can’t imagine how difficult it was for her to see her childrens’ health fail while she was still relatively healthy. I know she felt great guilt when her son and daughter died. Even though she was surrounded by her living children and many other relatives she was lonely. She longed to be in heaven. The last week of her life she prayed for the Lord to take her home.
You’re at home now Grandma. Your devotion to the Lord, your hardwork and your strength has been rewarded. We will miss you.
*I realize this post isn’t the most well written. Please forgive me.*