In Memory of Grandma Lois

Grandma1On January 7th my grandma Lois Scott passed away. Thankfully we had the opportunity to go back to Michigan this past week for the services to celebrate her beautiful life. She truly lived every day for the Lord and her final deep burning passion was to know that her family and friends, people she loved dearly, had accepted God as their Lord and Savior. We know when she passed she was met by the words “well done, good and faithful servant.”

God is so gracious. My grandma was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor in early December while we were still in Grand Rapids. We were able to go directly to the hospital and spend the afternoon with her only a day after she was diagnosed. We had an entire week left in Michigan before coming to Arizona which gave us precious time with her.  My grandma prayed for me my whole life, that I would have a relationship with God. She never ceased as a woman of prayer. She has left an incredible legacy for our family.

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After Micah and I got married she liked to remind me that ALL of her friends had great grandchildren and she didn’t have ANY. We were overjoyed with the arrival of Porter in 2013, but he was born in Uganda so family didn’t get to meet him until we returned. This past June upon arriving to the US, we brought Porter to the cottage at Big Star Lake where grandma finally met her first great grandchild. The moment was so sweet, locked in my memory forever. Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.53.07 PMFast forward to December in the hospital, I asked grandma to pray over Porter knowing the warrior that she is. Porter sat on her lap and she prayed over him and his life, one of the most beautiful pictures.

I am unbelievably grateful for the time in December with my grandma. To share Porter with her. And to say “see you in heaven.”

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6 thoughts on “In Memory of Grandma Lois

  1. Awesome. So grateful, with you, that Porter got to meet and be blessed by Grandma Lois! And, that you all were Stateside and near her during this episode which ended her life on earth.

    Thank you for sharing and God bless you as you mourn the passing of this wonderful person.

  2. How beautiful to have your grandma Lois praying over Porter! As she had prayed over you, too, Betsy! And over you and Micah, I’m sure. Was grandma Lois actually your grandma or your great-grandma like great-grandma Betsy? Just wondering.

    I’m grateful for the memories you have of grandma Lois, and for the time you are blessed until you go to Uganda again.

    Blessings for the new year, too.

    Love,

    Aunt Thea

    thea@vanhalsema.com

  3. Your Post is a great reminder for all of us to join with David’s request in Ps. 90 vs. 12 “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” How precious to have relationships which span the years and the grave. I too marvel at God’s impeccable master trip planning for you guys! Thank you, grandma Lois, for standing in faith and passing it on!
    Love to all,
    Patrick

  4. Thank you, Betsy! So well said! And such a perfect and lovely tribute to Grandma Lois on behalf of our entire family!
    Love you!! Aunt Mickey XOXOXO

  5. Thanks for sharing. So sorry to hear about your lose. That was wonderfully written and such a blessing the way God worked in and through her life.

    Praying for yall to get to full support soon!!

    Blessings, David O.

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