Sunday, October 5, 2008

Rest in Peace, Grandma.

Tinh Lam was born in Canton, China in June of 1926. She immigrated to Vietnam with her parents at the age of twelve. Tinh Lam was the third child of five children. She was clever, diligent, beautiful, gentle, and eager to learn. Although opportunity for learning was limited in her childhood, she made the best of her ability to put into practice and applied from whatever she could learn. On her own without formal training, she mastered sewing and became a well-liked seamstress.

Tinh Lam married at the age of twenty-two. She and her husband had one son and six daughters. Three years after North Vietnam took over South Vietnam, the family escaped the country in 1978 by sea to search for new freedom. They endured a perilous journey in the most appalling conditions. All thanks and praise to God for His grace and deliverance. For the last thirty years in the U.S., she has enjoyed taking care of her family and grandchildren. Together with her husband, they led their children to Christ. She was faithful in attending monthly fellowship meetings and Bible studies. Moreover, she actively participated in serving in home visits and hosted monthly deacon meetings when her husband served as chairperson of the Deacon Board. She also encouraged her grandchildren to go to church to worship God.

The name Tinh means gentle and quiet and she lived up to her name. She was also kind and loving. Throughout her life, she was prudent, hard working, self-disciplined, and hospitable. She served as a good role model for all her children. God blessed her and her husband with seventeen grandchildren. Even a great grandson joined the family in May this year.

In October 2006, she suffered from a stroke, which caused her to walk with much difficulty. Slowly, her health began to weaken in the last few months of her life. On September 26th, 2008, she went home to be with the Lord. Our grief is comforted by trust in God that our parting is only for a while and we shall see her and rejoice with her again. We are so happy Collin had the chance to meet his great grandmother in July 2008.


Jessica October 6, 2008 at 3:57 PM  

I'm so sorry, E. Sounds like she lived a full and happy life. May she RIP.

Pat October 7, 2008 at 12:33 PM  

Thank you for sharing her story

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