Joy in sorrow

This past week on Wednesday, my Grandma Fawcett went home to be with the Lord. She was a beautiful woman who was always praying for others and serving any way that she could. She's the reason why I love Lucky Charms, have a hankering for dried Pineapple and don't mind hearing the same stories over and over again.

When I would mow the grass for my Grandpa, she always made sure that I stayed Hydrated with sweet tea. She was at my very first concert and always welcomed my short interruptions into her life as I drove through town for gigs.

If you ever left Grandma's place hungry, she must not have been there. You were always greeted with a smile, a plate of food and someone who would listen no matter who you were, even if she just met you.

My last conversation with her was the day before she left this world. Her concern was that I would continue to faithfully follow and serve Jesus with my life and that my wife and kids were okay. Her last day on earth she was asking for Ivy and Bubba (My kids. Which, Bubba's real name is Corin, but everyone just calls him bubba anyway.) We were able to see her just a few hours before she left.

There are people in your life that you will never forget because of how much of an impact they had on you. My Grandmother was one of them. Tuesday this week, we get to celebrate her life and the 87 years that God gave her to serve and love others.

I miss you Grandma, but I wouldn't wish you back. You are in a far better place and I can't wait to meet you there someday.

"In His Arms" 

Through the years of faithful service
She left a strong legacy
Always praying that we would follow
And serve God above all things

In the presence of the Savior
Fully clothed in righteousness
In the arms of her Creator
Where no pain or sorrow live

When time had come to say goodbye
Her concern was soft and sweet
Follow Jesus and never wander
For He is worth everything


We will miss our dearest mother
But we know this was not the end
With her last breathe she did leave us
But she’s more alive than she’s ever been
Now She’s more alive than she’s ever been


When we all get to heaven
What a day of rejoicing that will be
When we all see Jesus
We’ll sing and shout the victory

I wrote this song as one of the 52 for the Year songs that I'm doing this year on Patreon, but I've placed it up on YouTube where you can listen to it in honor of my Grandma who is and forever will be In His Arms.

- matt