Hello..Hello..Hello… is anybody out there…out there….out there…just nod if you can hear me… Hey, wait a minute, I think I’m singing a Pink Floyd song! That would be thanks to my husband, whose favorite group is…you guessed it – Pink Floyd. I think that is still his favorite group, at least it was in high school. Okay, so I’m off the subject. What was the subject anyway? Did I even start talking about anything yet?
Oh yeah! Uhh–hmmm(clearing throat). Today was Challenge Day #3 for me. I decided to visit my two grandmothers today. One of them is 93; her names is Frances. She is the most precious lady in all of creation! You would love her. Everyone does. She lives on our family road.
Aunt/Uncle…Grandmother….Aunt/Uncle…Mom/Dad…Memaw (my other grandmother). This is the order of the houses. So Grandmother drives a golf cart to all of the family homes to visit. She doesn’t walk very well. Her hips, which have both been replaced several times, are not currently in socket. She is too old, however, to have them fixed. So she walks (very slowly) with a walker in her own special way with a smile on her face. Her eyesight is gone from macular degeneration, so she is legally blind. She lost the feeling in several of her fingers, perhaps from years of crocheting. But do you ever hear Grandmother complain? No. She gets up every morning and says, “Use me, Lord.” The Lord has used her in many ways over her 93 years. She along with my Papaw raised three children to love the Lord. Each of the children then teaching their children to love the Lord and so on. She now has 6 children, 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Faith and I rode on her golf cart, hunted for her cat, and talked with her about how good the Lord has been. I went to bless her, but I was the one blessed.
My Memaw is 90. My Pop was a southern Baptist preacher. So Memaw spent many years making the sacrifices that only a preacher’s wife can know about. Pop has gone on to be with the Lord, but Memaw remains solid in that same strong faith she had as she stood by his side. She loves her family and will let you know how proud she is of each of them. She has 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren with one more on the way! Memaw is one of the best cooks this side of the Mississippi. Chicken and rice casserole, homemade mashed potatoes, angel biscuits, fudge, chocolate chip cookies, fried okra…that is just the start of all the delicacies that Memaw is a pro at cooking. (I don’t know about you, but I’ve made myself hungry!)
The day was full of blessings as we shared some time with each of these special ladies. Both have their own set of health problems, mostly due to their age. Would you be so kind as to pray for them? If so, please leave a comment. My mother reads them both my posts and I know it would mean so much! Thanks!
Lord, thank you so much for my Memaw and Grandmother. Thank you for the blessings they brought me today. Bless them each day as they get out of bed. Give them strength and continue to be real in their lives. Thank you for the legacy that Christian parents pass down. May I pass down the same love for Christ to my own children. Help them to live out the rest of their days basking in the grace and love that only you can bring. Amen.