Friday, April 27, 2007

Another special birthday remembrance

Today is another special lady in
my life's birthday. My grandmother was born today in 1902. She was a very magical person in my life! I believe she was the epitimy of what a grandmother is. She lit up when you visited her and made you feel like you were the most important person in the world. She was always giving; from candy to a kiss and what matters more to a child than that?

She used to tell my little brother and I "Go get a piece of candy from the candy jar" right after we would come in her door. This was a pretty glass candy jar and we broke the lid once. The plastic version above is the one she had replaced it with. It is the one thing I got from her home when she passed away. My aunt asked at the time why I would want that old plastic candy dish. My reply is the same today: It is very special. It is full of memories.

The framed stitched piece is one I made for her back when I was only about 17 or 18. It is a Precious Moments chart which says "Grandma ~ You're a precious gem that God has made to shine for him". She was just that and boy did she shine for us.

My grandmother was always sitting and crocheting. The afghan you see is one she made especially for me. She made one for each of us ~ my sister and two brothers. I also treasure this!

My grandmother used to spend time at our house and we would almost trip over each other trying to get there to help her out. She always had to walk with a cane and later with a walker. Someone like this is a person you cannot help but want to do things for to give back to them.

She always said "Your day is your day" and very much at peace with God. Because of that I am content to know she is smiling down from heaven today.


Ragged Roses said...

What a lovely post - your grandmother sounds like a very beautiful person. It's strange that you commented on the rose dish on my post as it was my mother's! She died thirteen years ago but I was thinking of her too when I took the photo this afternoon! Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

What lovely memories you have of your grandmother, Heidi! I know that her candy dish will always bring happy memories to you. God bless! ♥

Vicky said...

What a special tribute, Heidi. I really enjoy stories about grandmothers. How well I understand selecting "that old plastic candy dish" for I have a few treasures like that too.

diane said...

You brought tears to my eyes, in remembering my own! This is the kind of person I want to be when I am a grandma!

Nan said...

What a nice, nice remembrance, Heidi. I, too, remember my Grammies with great affection.