February 2016 .....Sweet reflections!
This past week has been a sweet week. As of January 28th, I have a new grand
daughter. Emery Rae was born at 3:50 a.m.. 6 lbs and 10 ozs. Holding that new tiny life causes a person to reflect on what is important. Up to that minute, my week had been horrible. The past few days had been hard, and just plain stressful. People in my house were snippy and being rude...for petty reasons mostly. Then we got the call (actually a text!) that my son's wife was in labor....5 weeks early. Boy, did our thoughts change, our priority shifted, and the petty arguments were no more.
I held that sweet baby again today. I thought of her tender life in my hands. Granted, I am the grandmother, not her mother, but the influence I will have in her life is still just as great. I have a responsibility to be the best person I can be. The example I set for her will have a life long effect and continue on into the future.
I think of my own grandmother. Grandma Sue. What a grand lady she was! I loved her dearly. I spent a lot of time with her in my youth. I learn so much from her. Grandma was such a talented women! She played the piano and organ, could do every craft you could ever dream of and did it extremely well. She reupholstered her own furniture! She painted pictures--oil and water color.
She was always learning something new! She would get up early to get her chores done so she could have time to work on her new creative project she was working on.
Grandma canned, kept an immaculate house, and made the best cookies! She was amazing! What I remember most was her mischievous smile, and her finger that she would point at me as she was making a point. I loved her little laugh as she found humor in the little things in life. I appreciated her quiet testimony of Christ.
She left behind a great legacy and I want to be the kind of grandma that Sue Nelson was to me...to our sweet Emery...and to all of my nine grandchildren.