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Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 12 Gratitude Challenge

Today is Day 12 of the Gratitude Challenge hosted by Brenda at Garden of Learning. Don’t forget to go to her blog after reading mine and see all the other fantastic gratitude posts.

Today I am thankful for my Grandma.  She has been on my mind quite a bit this week after I heard she fell and broke her upper arm/shoulder.  I don’t live close (about 2 days away) and there are so many times I wish we lived in the same town again. 

Great Grandma

My Grandmother is a wonderful, Christian woman.  I have learned a lot from her. I have learned people are more important than things. She taught me this lesson by always letting my kids use her “good” china when they see her.  She never worried that they were going to break things, she just wanted to have a good time with them.  I have learned to live out your faith through your actions. She and my Grandfather, (who died in 2008) traveled for many years as part of a group called Laborers for Christ. They would travel in their RV and be the “laborers” for churches that were in the midst of building projects. The most important thing I have learned from my Grandma is what true love means. She and my Grandfather were married for 61 years when he died. The love they had for each other was always evident. True love was taught through the wonderful care she took of my Grandpa, even through the tough times of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's.  She would be the first person to say that she is not perfect, but I think she is wonderful.

Thank you Lord for the gift of my Grandma!


Our Village is a Little Different said...

Your Grandmother sounds like an incredible woman, and I hope she heals quickly. I miss the unconditional love of grandparents, but I do love seeing it bestowed upon my children.

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

I got choked up reading your post. I'll be praying for your grandmother. It's a blessing to have such a woman of God in your life.

The Unsell Family said...

Beautiful post!