Wednesday, September 9, 2009


(not my photo...found it on google images but I can't remember where - sorry!!)

God and Butterflies....

My Granny loved both.
I love my Granny.
After 101 (January would have been 102) years my Granny's earthly body (I like how my Mother referred to her body as her 'earthly costume') finally decided yesterday it was ready for her to move on to the eternal one! I'm SO happy for her. She wanted this. When we celebrated her 101st b'day with her she said with a chuckle "I've been trying to stop having these" and at Christmas with a mention of Santa Claus she said "well, I thought he died years ago!"

My Granny was quiet and humble. Hysterical and sarcastic. She held on to her humor til just the last few weeks. My sister reminds me of her sometimes....
it makes me smile since they have the same name.
But my Granny could make me laugh....hard! (so can my sister)

My Granny loved my Grandpa. IMMENSELY!
He's been gone since I was in 6th grade.
(Is it odd that I still tear up thinking about that dreaded phone call?)
A large part of the pain of losing him was knowing they would be apart.
Her love for him serves as a precious example to me even still.
she LOVED him. Truly and wholly and absolutely LOVED him!

My Granny (and us) lost my Aunt the first year I was married.... I lived the closest at the time so I was the first to 'get to her' when we got the news my Aunt had completed her time on this earth. I got a ticket trying to get there to be with Granny.

My Granny used to always have a bag of Creme Drops waiting on her kitchen table when we arrived. I never ate them anywhere else or hardly ever have seen them but if ever I see a bag of them anywhere I think so fondly of my times at Granny and Grandpa's (but shhh...I don't really like them)!

She always had chocolate milk in the fridge too (What a TREAT!)...and the coolest water pitcher ever. I loved drinking water at her house!

I was with my Granny the morning of Sept 11, 2001. John Mark and I spent the night with her the night before....we had a wonderful night, popping popcorn and chatting about the past. It was truly a great night!

My Granny adored her son, (my Daddy).
Truly adored him.
Peace was brought to her by just his voice...sometimes just the mention of his name.
He has been an incredible son...INCREDIBLE.

My Granny. Made Me Smile. Loved her Family.
Loved God, and Loved butterflies.

I love that my Granny is happy!


Tricia said...

Praying for you as you grieve. May God comfort you and bless you in this time.

Louisiana Laura said...

What a woman, what a blessing. Thanks for sharing about her. Thinking of you and your family.
God is so good, sharing wonderful grandparents like this with us.

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

Sorry about your loss, but rejoicing with you in her gain of being reunited with her dear husband. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman of God/wife/mother/grandmother/etc!

The Unlikely Homeschooler said...

Thanks guys!! She was a blessing for sure. And she is missed. But I truly am so so happy for her too!!! Having the hope that comes through Christ brings such peace and Joy!

Amber said...

Beautiful post. I am sorry for your loss. But how blessed you are to have such wonderful fond unique memories of her. You will meet again.

The Unlikely Homeschooler said...

Thanks so much Amber!!