One year ago today, my beloved Grandmother said goodbye to this world. Her faith and trust in Jesus Christ ensures me that she is living with Him today. Oh glory! No more sorrow, no more pain for her here. She is basking in His magnificence! One day I’ll see her kind eyes and her gentle smile again and feel her warm hug. For now, though, I just have the memories. The precious memories. These are the legacy she left for me. Its worth more than gold to me. Today I’m sharing some of the material things she left behind that bring me comfort when I use them, because I’m reminded of her…from the locket my grandfather gave her that I wear, her scarves that I love to dress up my daughters in, her cast iron skillet that cooked many a wonderful meals for her family (and now mine. I like to think that her good skills in the kitchen rub off on me when I use her skillet), and the camera that she kept of my great grandmother’s (every heirloom was a treasure to her). I pray that I’ll never let my children lose memory of her. They are so blessed to have such a special great grandmother that they could gain so much from. They’ll see so much of that in my mother, I know. An unbreakable bond the three of us had: grandmother, mother and daughter. Oh grandmother, I can’t wait until we’re reunited in Heaven! I miss you so much!
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.” – Philippians 1:3
Edith Mae Wells Brown, December 26, 1924 – September 12, 2012