Celebrating LIFE!

Tomorrow , September 11th, would have been another birthday for my Nanny, my Dad's mother. Today is Grandparents' Day and I am so thankful for my grandparents who are still here on earth--Gigi and Grandpa Coy--and I am also grateful for my grandparents who have passed from death into LIFE everlasting. My Nanny was an absolutely incredible lady. The words Godly, devoted, funny, funny, funny, and spunky come to mind!!! My favorite phrase of my Nanny, was, "...those dumb bunnies." That was how she describe people who did something she thought was crazy, unnecessary, or just down-right wrong. She loved to read her Bible--I have one of hers and I love it.

I always wanted my Nanny to meet my husband. Steve & I had just met the summer that she passed away. As we sat around her bed for those last few days, lots of things happened that will never leave my mind. I loved to hear my Dad sing to his mom the words of her favorite hymn..."I Stand Amazed in the Presence"...And with the ransomed in glory, His face I at last shall see, twill be my song through the ages to sing of His love for me! Oh how marvelous! Oh how wonderful! Is my Savior's love for me. We don't know how much Nanny heard, but my Dad also told Nanny that I had met Steve--and that he was hoping that I had caught this one;) She gave a little stutter when he said that;) I am so sad that Steve never had the privilege of meeting my Nanny. I am sadder still that my children will never have the opportunity of knowing her this side of Heaven. But I have the hope of seeing Nanny again in Heaven--which gives me great hope. I miss her--and to all of you who still have your Grandparents here with you, give them a call today or write them a note to tell them how much you love them on this Grandparents' Day!

14 comments:

  1. Very sweet post, Sar. Yes, she blessed all of our lives with lots of laughter and good examples.

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  2. Oh Sarah, those were beautiful words about your Nanny. Thank you for reminding us to embrace ours while on this earth. I remember talking to you on the phone while you were by her bedside. You had such a sweet time with her. The great thing is someday she'll be able to meet Steve in Glory. Thanks for the thoughts!
    Val

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  3. Awesome Sarah! Thanks for the reminder and the great thoughts! I love you! Barb

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  4. Great memories, Sarah.

    I always remember playing Scrabble with Nanny. I think I would get her at least once a game with the "grab the bottom of the letter bag" trick. I'd pass her the letter bag, but I would hand her the bottom and not the top and all the letters would go flying! Then, the famous "Maaaaaark!" I think she may have even called me a dumb bunny! :-) I certainly deserved it.

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  5. Mark--I should have included the Scrabble stories;)) Those were great. We should write a book about Nanny and title it Nanimous Pedimous Credimous...isn't that what you used to call her? By the way, I actually heard the word, circumlocution used in a sentence the other day--by a professor;))

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  6. sarah, you are blessed to have a Christian grandmother. thank you for sharing her with us. hope you don't mind me checking in every once in a while.

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  7. Very sweet...thanks for sharing :)

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  8. What a sweet note!

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  9. what a wonderful legacy you have to pass on to your children! sounds like you have many wonderful memories! a book would be a great way to preserve her memory! what a challenge that would be...

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  10. The picture of the two of you is super sweet. It sound like she was a wonderful and amazing woman, I'm glad you have such sweet memories.

    PS - We missed you last night!

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  11. It was Nanny that said "those dumb bunnies"? I hear your dad say it all the time and I find myself using the phrase now and then too. I'm thrilled to know where the saying came from. I wish I could have met her, she sounds like she was a wonderful lady. I'm glad for her that she gets to be with the Lord now.

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