Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Life of Love

Sorry I haven't posted recently. Our family has been processing the death of my beloved Nannie. Nannie and Papa were married for 63 years. Nannie was an amazing woman. Grandmother to four. Great grandmother to six. Funny, compassionate, caring, smart, creative and thoughtful. She also was an incredible cook, pianist, singer, friend. I could list so many of her qualities, but I will stop by simply saying that she was a TRUE embodiment of a Proverbs 31 woman.

At her funeral we did "rise up and call her blessed". All of her grandchildren sang. All of her great-granchildren (except the one year old) sang. Her son-in-law sang. It was beautiful. I am blessed to have had her in my life. I am a better person because of her. The greatest legacy she left to our family was a life WELL lived. A heart for Christ and an understanding of her proper place in the scheme of things. She loved the Lord with all her heart, soul, mind and strength and her neighbor as herself. She submitted to her huband and loved her daugther. She honored God in all she did, and I pray that I will always remember her love.

She was buried in red. We ALL wore red. We sang, we laughed, we cried, we laughed and then we all ate. That's what Nannie would have I even think most of us had an oatmeal creme pie in her honor. She will be missed, but I IKNOW I will see her again in heaven. Thank you Lord, for your hope.

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