On May 11th, 2015 My Grandma Transitioned to Heaven, and although she was 91 It was Unexpected. SHE WASNT ILL, and other than her arthritis she pretty much had a clean bill of health. My family and I were able to speak with her on Sunday May 10th, “Mothers Day” not knowing that would be the last time that we’d all be able to speak to her. Preceding her death all of her funeral arrangements happened fast and being the only writer in my immediate family, I had been given the heart wrenching task of writing her obituary. However, after doing so, at approximately 4:00 am this poem entitled ” Unmeasurable Love ” came to me after prayer, and listening to some Mahalia Jackson and last but not least Bill Withers Song entitled “Grandma’s Hands”. I hope everyone who reads this gets a sense of the awesomeness that was my Grandmother who’s name is Novella Best. Yes, thankfully I was named after her as well as my Paternal Grandmother.
By Novella Dillard
A Grandmother is a special treasure,
Her impact on our lives can not be measured.
Shes often Drenched in Loving Care A Hug to give When Mom and Dad are not Near. This Loss of you is hard to bare,We couldn’t have imagined you not here.
But God had reminded us all, that in an instant he did call. No more Sickness, No more Pain, No more sadness of this life will reign.
For you have entered into heavens door. Where Joy and Happiness is Forever More. Though We will miss you for a Time your legacy will forever be in our hearts and minds
We will always remember how well you could Sew and How your phenomenal cuisine made our belly’s Grow. More importantly the memories of times you’ve helped to embed the word of God in our lives.
Nearly 92 years of Wisdom in Life, We Appreciate you, and you know you were loved. Until We meet again in the Heavens above We will all continue to share in your compassion and Love.
A Grandmother is a Special Treasure, and a Love like Novella Best’s can never be measured.
In recent years it has truly occurred to me that in order to move forward with your life and become a better version of yourself, you must rid your entire life of clutter.From your living space, all the way to the people that you surround yourself with. Letting go may be a hard task to do but you have to ask yourself, Do I need this? Is this person, or thing truly a blessing or have they often been a curse?
At some point in life we must realize that, just as we grow chronologically, we too must grow mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. All of these things come a long in our lives in the form of a process. It is also for those same reasons that age isnt always indicative of this, but the willingness to change/ grow and implement such progression most certainly is. Often times we all become so self righteous and judgemental of others that we forget to check ourselves and clean up messes weve made along the way, and begin to rebuild. We also forget that a huge part of growing up and maturity is understanding that brief glimpses in others lives is hardly a reflection of their journey. We all see that it is quite easy to become hurt when someone else judges us based on our downfalls. It is also annoying when we are idolized based on the highlight reels of our lives. So how is it that one can -with these realizations- openly make assumptions or pass judgments? Especially when it is simply to tear down someone else based on their past or their success. If there is anything that one must take away from reading this is; understand that growth is a process and not only must we all change for the better, but we must respect other people’s steps in their own unique journies to progression.
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Not So much have I necessarily been “Gone” so to speak, but I’ve just been uninspired to write and quite naturally at times afraid to POST. Not so much afraid of my content choices, but rather the way each piece would be received or understood. I know what some may be wondering……. What brought you back? My answer; Four things 1) MY ability to express my views in a unique way 2) My Love for writing 3) My Randomness in my content that can occur as I further along my blogging Journey and Lastly 4) The fact that my Domain name was about to expire and I hadn’t written anything, since the day I actually opened up a WordPress blog lol So now everyone that has decided to follow me Thank You, and to all of the other bloggers/writers of whom I’ve re-posted their work , Thank You as well. So from Now on I will be posting regularly. So please continue to check in on my blog and hopefully you all will enjoy the posts that are coming through right here on http://www.novieblendz.com