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Remembering Grandma

Posted under Remembering Loved Ones - Feb 15th, 09

You know, I can’t believe it has been two years since my Grandmother (my mom’s mom) died (Feb. 13). I was thinking about her the other day as I was wondering what she would have to say about the elections and the economy. I learned a lot about American history from sitting around her dining room table long after the meal was over. There was always lively conversations going on about the world when we were at her house. I loved hearing her opinions and stories.

I will never forget the day, about three years ago, I called her and we talked for thirty wonderful minutes. She encouraged me with stories of how God provided for her when she had seven mouths to feed and care for. I really needed to hear this, and laugh with her. The average number of children per family (of the entire world) in the 1970’s was six children. However, I was certainly not the average any more, and I appreciated knowing and sharing with someone who successfully managed this blessed job.

Grandma was a very capable and strong woman. She spent over half of her life as a widow. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren loved her much. She was also a teacher, and was loved by so many others. I miss her, and smile when I think of her. She had this wonderfully genuine smile which said, “I love you” to so many. Thankfully, I still see her sweet smile through her children, who have inherited her lovely smile!

One Response to “Remembering Grandma”

  1. Nonnie Says:

    This is such a beautiful tribute to your grandmother (my mother)! She would have loved to know that this day was so special to you, also, because she frequently talked about this time spent with you. She loved you and admired you for your thoughtfulness and for your joy. I miss her, too.

    Thanks for writing this beautiful reflection on her!

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