– by Mary Mary Larmoyeux– Hot apple pie … and Sunday dinner. Who do they remind you of? Could it be “Grandma”? And do you feel a sense of rest and contentment when you just say her name? Remembering Grandma brings a smile to most of our faces.
Someone once said, “Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.” That’s so true. Just ask my friend Suzanne. Not too long ago she discovered some letters written about her mom that had been tucked away. One was from her son, Greg. Suzanne has allowed me to share some of what he said:
“Grandma was kindness. Grandma was love. I made her mad once. As a child, I spit water like a cartoon character on her porcelain rooster. It wasn’t the rooster, it was the envelopes and mail the rooster held with its yellow feet. She made me sit I the corner. Then we ate cherry pie. …
Grandma left here the most important legacy a person can leave behind—a close-knit family that loves each other in spite of the occasional bumps and the miles between. It’s hard not to cling to. To hold fast to those we love—to those who are a part of us. …
Her lessons in life will always be a part of us. “Joy is spelled Jesus, then Others, then You.” “Follow the Golden Rule.” And “A thousand words will never leave a mark like one good deed.”
Isn’t that a beautiful picture of a grandmother. Disciplines a child and then bakes homemade pie. Leaves a priceless legacy of family. Binds generations together through unconditional love.
How could grandmas not hold our hearts forever … even when we are forever apart?
What memories do you have of your grandmother? Please share in the comments section below.
© 2016 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
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