Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Countdown, Christmas Past

Today, would be/is my paternal Grandmother Ruth's birthday.  She was born in 1907 and just left us last spring.  Thinking about her this morning, I'm grateful for her gentle kind spirit and loving heart which guided our family for so long.  I'm glad God allowed us to have so much time with her.

As a young woman, in my late teens and early twenties, I became very nervous of conversations with my Grandmother.  She always asked "hard" questions.  I always knew my welfare was her main concern.  It didn't make those conversations any more comfortable but I never doubted her concern.

Today, I'm conscious of how her children must miss her and my heart goes out to my father and all her children.  I miss her as well.  Christmas will be different this year. 


  1. In the same token she lives within you. It is a gift. I know you all miss her very much.
    Merry Christmas,

  2. Thank you Bobby. We do.

    O, Thanks! Merry Christmas to you as well.

  3. Grandmother's passing was the end of an era for the "C" family (the extended family in particular). For many, many years she was the "glue" that held the family together. With her gone, there will not be that reason to get together and see and visit with each other.

  4. True, I've been thinking of that a lot lately.


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