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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gratituesday - 100 years of Family

We just had the wonderful opportunity of attending my husband's grandmother's 100th birthday party. Just about all the family was there... 5 of her children... umpteen (is that a word) grandchildren, and even more great grandchildren. Her surviving brother and sister were there as well as other distant family and some friends. We all had a great time visiting with each other and celebrating her life. She really enjoyed it too.
After all the festivities, I got to thinking about this lady and the life that she has lived the last 100 years. It's just amazing when you think about all that she has lived through and the changes that have taken place during her life span. What I truly was grateful for was the testimony of her family, especially the morals and upbringing that she gave her daughter (my mother-n-law). Her daughter has passed these on to her children (my husband) and I'm blessed to be a part of it. This grandmother has passed down a legacy of hard work, doing right, and a love for life... just to name a few. I hope I can pass this same legacy down to my own children. Thank you for the example, Grandma!

1 comment:

Donna said...

What a priceless picture!
Happy Gratituesday!

Hebrews 11:13,15,16

... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were PERSUADED of them, and EMBRACED them, and CONFESSED that they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country... But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.