Monday, May 21, 2007



My Grandma way back when...I loved going to her place. It was a woman's paradise or so it seemed to me. She was separated from her husband who was an alcoholic, but would never hear a word against him. Her flower beds were wonderful and there were always bouquets in the summertime and house plants blooming in the wintertime complete with earthworms in her potting soil. Oh the good memories I have of visiting Grandma. Fresh baked bread she held against her shoulder to slice...imagine how safe that was! Lots of novels and needlework and always at least two cats purring around your ankles. She made her own applesauce and it made the nicest finish to a meal with red hot cinnamon hearts melting in it. She wasn't the ideal Mother to hear my Mom tell it and I believe her, but she made a dandy Grandma. She had 7 children and raised some of them by herself...plus worked at a local glass factory and worked a huge garden. She eventually had something like 17 strokes...that eventually took her life. At the that time our own precious daughter was in a major hospital fighting a losing battle for her own life. Losing only in this life...she was lifted up out of her body after it shut completely down and was carried to heaven to be with Jesus immediately afterwards. We shall see her again....in the sweet by and by. Jesus said..."I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" My heart answers with Mary, "Yea, Lord; I believe..." If you are 'saved' you will be absolutely sure that you are going to heaven when you die. If you are not sure, find out why while you still have the life and health to do so. Life is swiftly passing and eternity is closer than we realize. "Ye must be born again" .

11 comments:

smilnsigh said...

A lovely and bitter/sweet entry.

Hugs,
Mari-Nanci

Amy said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Grandma, I miss mine too...

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I loved reading about your dear grandmother! I have the most wonderful memories of my grandma too-down on the farm in Southwest Missouri-she really influenced my life and helped shape my character in so many ways.
It will be a wonderful reunion in Heaven for us as we shall see our loved ones once again and be forever with the Lord!
Blessings to You, Maggie Ann!
As we serve Him together-Claudia O.

Ann said...

A lovely post. It is wonderful to have precious memories of loved ones. Are you having a lazy week?

Mrs. Mac said...

Nice memories of your grandma, mixed with the realities of this life. But to be wrapped in the arms of Jesus in heaven ... aaah ... wonderful. Thanks for sharing about your loved one :)

Marie said...

Remember to introduce me to your daughter when we are in heaven.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

I had a grandmother just like that and I still miss her to this day too!! Thanks for such a sweet tribute to yours!! My grandmother was a lot like yours. She lived with alcholic men and just kept marrying the same kind of men! I could never figure that out and still haven't!! Sorry that you had to stop by on a day that was not ONE of my best. Tomorrow is going to be better!! Sandy

Debra said...

I loved reading your memories of your grandmother... I still miss both my grandparents and I love being reminded of them, both now in heaven, too. It doesn't take much, though, for me to be reminded of their sweetness and the lovely times I knew with them--they're always close...as I know your grandmother and daughter are close to you still. Thanks for your comments at my blog! Blessings, Debra

Mary said...

Hello Maggie Ann,

I loved reading your memories of your grandmother. Your posts are always uplifting and you are a blessing!

Saija said...

that is a grand way of seeing the larger picture ... allowing your mother to share her memories, yet having your own of your grandmother ...

but then you do have such a wonderful view of the world around you, despite the tears and heartache too ...

blessings & hugs!

Gina E. said...

How sad for your grandma...so many of her generation had their husbands come home from wars, unable to cope with what they'd seen, and turning to drink. Of course you didn't say that is what happened to your grandma, but it happened with a lot of people back then. My mum also had multiple strokes - her first one at the age of 37, and she was dead by the time she was 57.