I apologize for my delay. I spent last week in Virginia with my family remembering my Grandma who became an angel Saturday, January 22nd. It was such a heart wrenching week.
She and my Grandfather were married over 6o years, had 3 children and 5 grandchildren. We had the most wonderful service in the town where she lived all of her married life in southeast Virgina. With over 200 attendees we had a tearful memorial with a poem written by my Aunt's childhood friend who grew up across the street and a heartwarming speech by my Uncle. All of the Grandchildren spoke with the exception of me. There was NO way I could handle it. I can't begin to be as poetic as they were that day but as I remember my Grandma the love and patience she put into everything. Grandma was the most patient, faithful, kind hearted, and compassion person I have and will ever know. A true southern lady full of grace and style. Her faith and selflessness are beyond compare. If only I can be half the women she was I will be in good shape.
After a beautiful service in Boykins we traveled 6 hours to her home town in the mountains of southwest Virigina. Abingdon, VA is a beautiful historic town. Grandma still had a sizable farm just outside of town near a small Presbyterian church where were she was married. This small chapel is where we had another grateful service and buried her ashes on a snowy Thursday morning along side her mother and father.
Grandma's farm is sooo beautiful. I had a peaceful bubbling brook, rolling hills, old barns, cattle, and mountains. I could spend days taking pictures and can't want to go back this summer for a weekend camp out. I apologize for the poor quality photos they were taken in the dark and snowy/rain.
Psalms 100 (one of Grandma's favorites)
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.