Friday, February 8, 2008

I still miss you

On, February 9, 1973 God called Mary Eleanor Greenwell home, and I still miss her today, 35 years later. I can remember her holding my little hand in hers as we walked to the bakery. I can remember her showing me how to tie my shoes, by putting a shoestring on the back of a kitchen chair. I can remember the love and warmth of her smile. I can remember how she made me feel safe. I was always safe with her, in her arms, or just around her. I don't remember her as sick as she was, but I do remember the last time that I saw her. She was in the hospital, and my sister and I were too young to go see her in her room. So my mother drove around to the side of the hospital, where her room was, and I remember her waving to us down in the car, and even then, I still felt her love. Even though she was in enormous pain, dying of cancer, the Lord gave her enough strength to get out of bed and go to the hospital window and wave to us.

She was a wonderful woman, she was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and most of, the best grandma to me. And even now, when you mention her name to someone who knew her, people have nothing but good to say about her. I remember someone saying, "I have never heard anyone say a bad thing about Eleanor", and that's true. I was so blessed to have her, even though it was a very short time, but I do miss her dearly.

I pray that I am half the wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and grandma (one day), that she was! I would be a very blessed person.

The message that I have today, is dedicated to my grandma!! I love ya, Grandma!!



Jan said...

Sweet post about your Grandma. I miss mine too... l lost both of mine when I was 8 years old (they died just 6 months apart... 1980 was a tough year for our family). I always wondered what it would have been like to have them around for my teenage and adult years.

jayedee said...

wow! i had never seen this video before. it's very very powerful, isn't it? your gramma is smiling at you today girlie! i just know it!

love you!

FlipFlop Mom said...

BEAUTIFUL picture of her.. WOWZAS!! she was beautiful!!!! Isn't that an amazing video!! I just love it!!!
Thinking of you today!!!