Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Sweet Granny

On Monday my sweet Granny stepped from her earthy life into her restful life through eternity. I got the great joy of spending a seven days with her in Oklahoma before she died. It will be a treasured memory that I feel blessed to have experienced. I will fly back on Thursday for her funeral. She and I were roommates for about a year. I actually moved out of her home the day I married Brian. I remember when she and I were in the bathroom packing up my last few items and then I was headed to the church to get ready. She put her hands on her face and leaned on the bathroom counter. She said, "I don't know what I am going to do without you kid" as she cried. I feel the same way about her now. I have known her my whole life. She was a simple country wife and mother. She wasn't highly educated. She loved to watch her "stories" otherwise known as soap operas. She loved the watch the Braves play baseball. She wasn't a great cook but she could bake like no ones business. She usually ate Cheerios for breakfast. When my siblings and I were home sick and my mom and dad had to go to work we would stay with her. She would feed us macaroni. The homemade kind....yummm....but a weird thing to feed a kid who was sick. She wanted to give us comfort food....I am glad. The greatest legacy she leaves me is to keep my faith simple. I have a tendency to over think and make things harder than they have to be. She loved Jesus..she knew he saved her from her sin. She trusted him with her life. At it's base this is what faith is. My close friends give me a hard time because when I really laugh hard I clap my hands. My Granny did the same thing. I am glad that she taught me laugh hard and love deeply. I will miss her and look forward to when we will be reunited when we all see Jesus....what a day of rejoicing that will be!

5 comments:

randsmadden said...

I opened the paper today to see Granny's picture. That is what you always called her, so I will too. I remember coming to her house when you lived with her. She always made us left. She is rejoicing in heaven today. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.
P.S. It was great to see you last week.
Love ya!

Vera Lu said...

I'm so grateful for the opportunity I had to meet your sweet granny. We love you and continue our prayers for the family she leaves here.

Cindy said...

I will think of you through this time, Chantell...I'm glad you have such fond memories of your Granny...not everyone has that...thank you for always sharing your heart!

I love you...

Hi-d-Ho said...

thank you for sharing that. I miss my Grandma and you reminded me of some precious memories I have with her. I can't wait for a wonderful reunion in heaven!

Stacy Peacock said...

Granny's are great things and the things they teach us are even more wonderful. Remembering and treasuring my Grannies while I still have time will be a priority. You reminded me not to take things for granted. Thank you.