Sunday, June 03, 2007

Maria van Dop (Dec. 25, 1924 - June 3, 2007): Faithful Servant

Four generations: 1924, 1953, 1979, 2006

This morning, my Grandma van Dop passed away. How can such simple words carry such heaviness? Last week she went into the hospital for kidney stone removal but her kidneys shut down and on Saturday her heart began to fail. My Mom knew that Grandma wanted to go to her heavenly Home.
My siblings and I have many memories of the Farm out in the Fraser Valley in B.C. We visited at least once a year and Grandma made many trips to the Island to stay with us as well. She always called us her little 'monkeys' and now as a mother, I understand why.

Grandma was always a prayer warrior for her children and grandchildren and her faithfulness to her Lord was a testimony to her life. She loved her family and did the best with what she had.

We last visited with Grandma in December at the van Dop Christmas celebration. She had her four children and their spouses, and ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild all together. How grateful we are for our godly heritage and the investment she made in our lives. What a legacy to leave behind!

We know Grandma is now at home in Heaven and we rejoice for her ultimate healing, but please especially pray for my mom and her sister and brothers and they mourn their mother, and us, our grandmother. How she will be missed...


Cass said...

Thanks for sharing, Hillary, and I'm very sorry for the pain and loss felt these days even though she is in a wonderfully better place.
I'll be thinking of your family.

Alysun said...

Death of our grandparents is so hard to take and I am sorry for your loss. I am happy that you have wonderful memories of your grandma and that she is rejoicing in heaven.