Sunday, November 7, 2010

What a Legacy...

Dave's grandma passed away this week.
She was 98 years old and lived an incredible life.
I am SO thankful that I brought my camera with me
the last time we saw grandma
(only two weeks ago)...
a last memory of the way grandma was every time we saw her.
She's impacted my life in such an amazing way...
Grandma was so interested in our lives,
asked questions about our family,
remembered special things that were going on in our life,
knew birthdays,
great-grandchildren's names,
and even remembered things they were doing
and activities they were involved in.
She had a keen memory,
a BIG heart,
witty and straight-up with how she was feeling...
She was honest,
and interested in
whoever she talked with.
She invested in her family...
THAT is the most important part
of her legacy.

I never knew my grandparents.
When I married Dave,
I married into a family with three of the four grandparents alive.
Grandma Seapy is the last to meet Jesus.
Our hearts are sad...
but we are left with such a tremendous impact
and heritage that she left for Dave,
and now our son, Simon.
What a gift...
to have Simon KNOW and have a relationship
with his beautiful great-grandma.
We are all inspired by the life she lead...
touched by her hand in our lives...
and encouraged to live a life
and leave a legacy for our children...
just like she did for us.


Mr. Larson said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks for showing my grandma so much love, Jeanne. Miss you Grandma.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

So sorry for your loss. What a heartfelt tribute. And how lucky is your little one to have known his great-grandmother. That's amazing!

Jamie~ said...

Praise the Lord! What a precious tribute and legacy. Both of my grandmas are that way and I'm so very thankful that they have relationships with my kids. It's so great your son will have memories of one of the people he came from...