Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Sad But Joyous Time

This past week Kyle's beloved Grandmother passed away quite suddenly at the age of 85. She was a wonderfully sweet Christian woman who was the pillar of her family. She will be greatly missed, but we also rejoice that she is now in Heaven with her Savior.

Kyle along with his brothers left for Kansas very quickly to be at her bedside before she passed away. Me, Sawyer, my SIL, and niece followed the next day. While attending a funeral is not always the most enjoyable experience this was a wonderful funeral. Grandma had outlined the entire service including the location and songs to be sung. Two poems written about her were also read. It was a very personal service and one that centered on the Lord and her service to Him. I am now convinced that everyone should write down their funeral requests in advance to ensure the service is a reflection of their life.

Kyle's grandma was not only kind she was also very talented. She has many beautiful paintings and quilts throughout her house. And everyone is going to miss her cooking. We learned after her passing that she had already begun making a quilt for our next little one (as she has done for all the grandchildren). It will be a very special quilt for the next little one.

Here are some photos we will cherish of Sawyer and Great-Grandma Schenk plus a picture of the whole family (everyone made it to the funeral except for 1 grandchild that is serving in the military overseas).
Grandma meets Sawyer for the 1st time

4 generation picture

Sawyer & Great-Grandma @ Christmas

The Schenk Family
i.e. Grandma's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren


  1. So sorry for your loss, what a blessing to have such recent pictures!

  2. Judy let us know last week. We've been thinking about you guys a lot and praying for you.