July 6th, 1907--Feb. 26th, 2012 (God gave her 104 years and nearly 7 months to BLESS MANY LIVES!)
(I would have LOVED to have gone back to the USA to be with my family right now...and my heart is THERE!!! But God knew what was going to happen with Phillip's passport and that it would have been nearly impossible for me to go to the USA!
If I would have flown to the USA from Argentina...Phillip would have had to pay lots of extra fees to change all of our kids tickets...for there is NO WAY we would have let them fly alone!
If I would have purchased a ticket to fly on to the US after arriving here in Colombia...I would have had to leave our kids alone without either Phillip or I!) God is Good!
So, I can't be there at the service for Grandma today...but how fitting that I'm doing just what Grandma would want me to do...trying to be a shining light here in South America. (But my heart still hurts, and my tears are flowing as I write this.)
~Grandma holding our baby Mary...Christmas 2010 (103 years old at that time)!~
Let me tell you about Grandma--My Daddy's Mother
Her yummy potato salad was like no other!
My Grandma was so sweet, so loving, and so kind!
She loved to embroidery and had a very sharp mind!
She wrote poems; Daddy and I too like to write in Rhyme
So I thought it was fitting to do it this time.
Grandma always made such neat aprons, quilts and gifts.
And wrote such nice letters that our spirits did uplift.
She walked with her sweet Lord since she was a teen
And on her Heavenly Father she did greatly lean!
When I was born I got Grandma's maiden name (Heather Colwell)
What an Honor! What a Godly lady! May I be the same!
When you'd pass her room you could hear her pray
I think that she was in her "prayer closet" all day!
She loved missionaries--prayed for and supported them!
Little did I DREAM that I'd one day be one of 'em!
As a missionary all the goodbyes HURT MY HEART!
Grandma just took her last trip--to where we'll NOT have to part!
Grandma, ENJOY HEAVEN! Worship our King as the angels do!
Just please know I LOVE and MISS you...and I'm coming too!
~Heather Colwell Bryan Dickinson, written March 1, 2012, in Buenos Aires, Argentina~