Can you believe that I am now a grandma? I think of you so often as I walk
past this picture, on my living room shelf. You lived to be 96 years old, and
yet you never seemed "old" to me. You were such a wonderful blessing in
my life. You taught me so many valuable lessons, and you were
never too busy for me, or anyone. Grandma, I clearly remember when you
turned 60 years old. I remember the dinner to celebrate you reaching that
age. I never remember stopping to wonder if I would ever reach that
age, but today I turned 59 years old, and I cannot believe it. One more
year and I will be 60. Thank you dear grandma for always being
a cheerful role model for me. Even though you are now in heaven, I want
to share a few of the lessons I learned from you, with my blogging friends.
I smile as I do that, because I know that blogging is one thing you never
did. You never even owned a computer or a cell phone.
That's okay, I will share them anyway;
You taught me that "haste makes waste", and to this day I find
myself repeating that phrase:)
You taught me that no matter what one's clothing looks like, they will
always look better when they are pressed neatly:)
You stressed the importance of clean sheets and a fresh smelling bed.
You taught me if someone treated me unfairly, that I did not have to try to
get even with them. You said, "God would take care of that."
You taught me that hard work never hurt anyone, and if a job needed to be
done, you would say, " just do it," and don't wait for someone else to do it.
I often heard you say, "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." I am
still a bit puzzled by that saying.
And, many times you repeated one of your favorite Bible verses to
me, and that was, "Be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one
So you see grandma's words and actions do stick with their grandchildren.
Today, as I celebrate another year, I also celebrate you and all that you did
to inspire and encourage me along my life's journey. I sincerely hope, that
if I ever live to be 96 years old like you did in your last year of life here,
that I will be a kind, gracious, and caring lady like you always were to me.
To all of you my blogging friends, thank you for all that I continually learn
from each and every one of you, too!