For those who do not know my Grandma (Betty Stewart) has been in the Columbus Regional Hospital for the last few weeks battling an infection on her lungs- the family got news today that there wasn't anymore the doctors could do for her and the family decided that it would be best to move her over to hospice care. At this time we do not know much but on behalf of my family I am asking for prayers. Pray for my Grandma that she is in no pain and receives the best possible care while at Hospice. Pray for my Grandpa- after spending your life with someone, raising a family and a lifetime of memories I can't imagine the heartache he is going through. Pray also for my Dad (Bryan Stewart) and my Uncle Donnie (Ellerbrook) and their spouses that they can find comfort and some refuge in Christ. Pray for the rest of my family to be strong during this time and lean on one another and draw close to Christ during this time.
My Grandma is a great woman she has been a huge part of my life from the time I was born and I am so thankful that she has been able to meet and enjoy my family. I think the biggest life lesson I have learned from her is unconditional love- she has been a true example of what Christ calls us to do when it comes to loving others. She doesn't judge a person based on their choices but chooses to love the person regardless of their faults. She has taught me that people will make mistakes (some over and over again!) but that we are called to love them- especially family. I am grateful to have had such a strong example of this in my life because it is one of the hardest things to do but she did it with grace and showed ones around her the importance of loving people no matter what choices they may have made in the past. She believes that the the past is the past yet also part of who we are and if it were not for the mistakes we make along the way we would never be the people we are today. I have had the honor of talking with her about the amazing act of love that Christ poured out on us by giving His life so that we could be washed of our sins- Grandma and I both struggle with decisions we have made in our past but I talked with her about how we have to not only ask God to forgive us of our sins we also have to forgive ourselves. It puts peace in my heart to know where my Grandma's faith lies, the exact same place as mine.
Thank you for holding our family in your thoughts and prayers during this time. I will try to update as much as I can.
John 13 34-35
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”