Alas, summer is over, and I start work this week. I can't really say that the summer was relaxing, but I'm so glad that I had the time to just watch Eliana grow. We got to enjoy a friend's pool yesterday, and I think Eliana would have stayed in all day. She was so cute!
I don't really have many updates for everyone, so I'll just leave you with some photos and videos that I haven't posted yet.
My grandmother passed away a few weeks ago. My middle name (Jean) was hers as well. She was dying when my mom was pregnant with me, so I was named after her. She was healed that year, and I had 33 wonderful years with her. She was amazing.
The above photo was taken just two weeks before Grandma died. I asked her to sit down and tell Eliana about Jesus. The recording I made from that day is absolutely precious. Here is a link to the file. Feel free to listen and send it to anyone who would be blessed. Grandma Vivian
On Friday, July 24, 2009, Vivian was caught up into the arms of her blessed Savior as she knelt at her bed praying. She served Jesus faithfully and with great passion ever since He came into her life when she was only 11 years old. Friday, she was a few days short of her 90th birthday. Her mind was still sharp, and she was in good health when Jesus took her. She had lived in supernatural, divine health since the day that God instantly healed her of terminal illness in the spring of 1976 at the Foursquare Gospel Church in Dennison. In all the years since that evening, she had never been to a doctor nor taken any medication, not even an aspirin. Her life was spent serving God and pouring herself out for her family. She had a powerful ministry of intercessory prayer, which changed the lives of many people. Now she has finished her course and the One she longed for and constantly talked about, Jesus, has rewarded her by taking her into His arms. Her joy is unimaginable.
Vivian Jean Johnson, age 89, of Uhrichsville, O. was born Aug. 4, 1919, at Uhrichsville, O. She was the daughter of the late Carl G. and Blanche G. (Jackson) McGrew. Vivian was employed at the Timken Company during World War II and was an elementary teacher for Claymont and Conotton Valley Schools for 10 years. She was also a homemaker. Vivian was a member of the Uhrichsville Christian Fellowship Church.
Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Johnson, whom she married on Nov. 9, 1940, in Massillon, O. Mr. Johnson passed away Jan. 22, 2005. One brother, Carl G. McGrew, also preceded Vivian in death. She is survived by her only child, James M. (Tracy) Johnson of Tippecanoe, O.; four grandchildren, James (Melanie) Johnson of Uhrichsville, O., Heather (Joseph) Weaver of New Philadelphia, O., McKenna Johnson and Shiloh Johnson of Tippecanoe, O.; and three great-grandchildren, Eddie and Andy Johnson and Eliana Weaver.
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