April 23, 2009

Thankful for an amazing Mamaw

I'm thankful that I had an amazing grandmother into my adult life that was the best role model ever. Leslie took these pictures at her celebration of life. I'm so glad I have them to look back on, my mamaw is proud I'm sure. She wanted her family to be happy and celebrate her long life of 90 years, if she only knew how hard it would be for us to say goodbye. She passed away on Valentines Day and I can't think of another day so appropriate for her to meet the Lord. She was the closest thing to perfect I probably will ever know, she was kind, loving, gentle and above all, she was a Christian. She laid to rest a daughter at the age of two, her husband of more than thirty years and 4 months later her son. She lost grandchildren and great grandchildren but never once did she question the Lord. She had 11 children and 23 grandchildren and she always made each of us feel unique and special. I think of her everyday and know the heavens are rejoicing, for they truly got an angel.

10 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

What a sweet tribute for your grandmother. It sounds like she was an amazing woman. You were so blessed to have her in your life!

Jboo said...

That is a very sweet post and lovely photos! What a great way to remember her!

Janet

Melissa said...

What a legacy she left and a wonderful tribute to your grandmother!

Missy said...

Oh Marla, what a blessing to have such an amazing woman in your life! It hurts to know that our loved ones are no longer with us, but the memories that we have should be held close to our hearts. Your Mamaw sounds awfully special! Hugs!

mommy24treasures said...

lovely post.
just lovely. I love your outlook. I feel the same way.

Felicia said...

What an outstanding, classy lady. Beautiful post and tribute to your grandmother. I know she's proudly looking down from heaven.

The Byrd's Nest said...

What a wonderful post for your grandmother Marla....I feel exactly the same way about mine. My Mimi just turned 93 this year....

Kam said...

Marla, I know that this was difficult for you but what a beautiful tribute you have written! God is good and He proves Himself faithful in the lives of His people! What a blessing that you witnessed his faithfulness in your mamaw!

Much love and hugs~
Kam

Michelle said...

What a special post for your Mamaw. She sounds like such a special woman.

Hannah said...

You have such a beautiful family. Loved reading your blog :)

God Bless.