Grandmas play a special part
in all the treasured memories
we hold within our hearts.
My darling Great-Grandmother went home to be with the Lord yesterday.
Grandma Maxie was a beautiful Irish lass
and passed away a month before her 98th birthday.
Just thinking about sweet Great-Grandma puts a smile on my face
and laughter in my heart - she was simply precious.
She always made me feel special
and she wasn't afraid to play silly games.
She would often take me for pony rides - pictured above is Great-Grandma
teaching me how to "drive" the pony cart.
And anytime I asked her to go swimming she would smile,
put on her swimming suit, and jump into the pool with me.
I have to giggle because when she would go swimming
she would try to dive down to the bottom of the pool,
but for some reason she couldn't stay down and would float to the top :)
Since Great-Grandma had chickens
she always made me a fried egg for breakfast when I stayed at her home.
I don't know why, but they were always the best fried eggs!
I guess because they were made with extra love.
Great-Grandma enjoyed sewing
and made several quilts for family members.
The last quilt she made (pictured above) was for my husband and me -
she gave it to us on our wedding day.
She hand-sewed most of it and was 90 years old at the time she made it.
I am glad to have this little piece of her;
the bright colors of the quilt remind me of her bright and sunny disposition.
I cannot say how thankful I am to have the privilege of knowing and loving
five amazing and wonderful grandparents.
My life has been so blessed with these precious people
and I am grateful to the Lord for the gift of having them in my life.
As I look at the picture above it saddens my heart to see two women
I greatly love and admire no longer on this earth.
Grandma Betty (in the pink)
and Great-Grandma Maxie (in the blue/turquoise)
are now with their Lord and Savior.
This picture was taken 7 1/2 year ago on my wedding day - what sweet memories!
I read a quote that said,
One day you'll be a memory for some people.
Do your best to be a good one.
- Unknown -
My sweet Grandma Betty and Great-Grandma Maxie have done just that
and because of these dear women, I now have priceless memories.
There are some who bring a light so great to the world
that even after they have gone, the light remains.
- Unknown -