My beautiful, sweet Grandma passed away one week ago today, on April 6th, 2011. She is in the presence of the Lord. I’m sure she’s up there singing praises with her beautiful voice.
I wish I could describe her so that you could know her like I did. But that’s no easy task. She was such a beautiful person. At the funeral, one of the pastors who did the service talked about how he couldn’t find a way to describe her. Then he looked at the book of Ruth in the Bible. He talked about how she was a diligent caretaker of her family. She worked alongside her husband. She was a great friend to many. She spent her whole life living as Christ would live.
She was THE most amazing woman I have ever known. (with my mom being a very close second) She was loving, caring, giving, the best cook, a beautiful piano player and singer, the BEST Grandma ANYONE has ever had!
She taught me how to play the piano, but most of the time she would play and I would sing with her. She LOVED to hear me sing.
I was her sunshine. She would always sing “You Are My Sunshine” to me. At my bridal shower, she wrote that in a card for me.
I loved to just sit with her and hold her hand, or lay my head on her shoulder. We would lay in bed with her and watch tv.
When we were little, she would take us to the movies. She would have snacks in her purse for us. She loved to take us to the zoo and the library and to swimming lessons. Every time we would visit, she would buy us clothes and we’d put on a fashion show for Grandpa. She was the first one to suggest that we “perm” Grandpa’s hair!
She loved my Grandpa so much. I never had any doubt. They were always very much in love with each other. They were married for 60 years!
Whether they were apart, when Grandpa was overseas…
Or right next to each other all day, every day. They were the best example of a loving and committed marriage. I will never forget that.
My Grandma was a beautiful person. And she is greatly missed.