Overnight every memory of Allen’s Mamaw went from being just that, a memory to irreplaceable. This picture was taken this past April as we celebrated her 93rd year on this earth. We ate, we laughed, we celebrated. Oh how grateful I am that we took the time to splurge on a cookie cake and Arby’s. It was very simple, that’s how Mamaw liked it.
She definitely like presence more than presents, she lived a good long life. It seemed as though she would live forever, she was a firecracker. She was very special to me, she intrigued me. She always knew everything about everything. She was an avid reader, most of the time reading her books numerous times. She was a care-giver, my husband spent much of his childhood days with her. Getting to do things that grandkids do, drinking coffee as children and cleaning his plate just like his Grandad.
Death is never easy, even knowing that she lived a good long life. It was repeated many times last night, “I hope I still look that good at 93”, “I hope I am still able to live by myself when I’m that age”, those were true statements of her life.
She was very special to me, when I joined Allen’s family, I got 2 very special Grandma’s, while I was unsure how to embrace them; they were definitely sure how to embrace me. They loved me from the start and treated me as one of their own. In the short 15 years that I have been a part of her life, I have learned so much from her. I will now treasure every moment and conversation. I will be forever grateful for every visit and ask for grace from God when I could have done better.
I will enjoy every memory of her a bit more, I will love the ones I have in front of me a bit harder. I will thank God a lot more for what I have and be forever thankful that we can know that we will see our sweet Mamaw again someday.
Can your loved ones say that about you? Do they have that sweet peace in their heart that only God can provide, knowing that Mamaw professed her faith in Christ and was ready for heaven when it was ready for her.
I pray that you do, and if you don’t you begin to seek that relationship out. It sure is changing my life for the better, it can do the same for you.
So, as we say our final good byes today, it will be difficult but we can be assured that we have an extra angel watching over us as we navigate through this life.
Is their someone you should call today to catch up with or maybe pay them a visit? If so take the time to do it, don’t put it off. ❤ God Bless ~nat