Today has been a memory filled day.
We buried my Grandma in her earthly resting spot…..but we know and rejoice that she is dancing with Jesus.
All day long sweet memories would pop into my head.
*Sitting around on lawn chairs snapping green beans with Grandma. It was always “all hands on deck” when the garden harvest was ready! And being in awe of how quickly she could cut off an ear of corn.
*Learning how to turn a freshly picked orange into the most delicious tasting OJ ever.
*Trying to make her “famous” sugar cookie recipe and calling her with questions and wondering what I did wrong. (I still claim she would purposely “forget” a secret ingredient and that is why mine never tasted like hers did!)
*But my most recent and special memory is that from last Thursday when Travis and I went to visit Grandma in the hospital. She was in pain and was very tired. But her first words to me when she woke up was, “How are the girls?”
My Grandma knows first hand that blood doesn’t make a family. Love does. She adopted 2 wonderful babies many years ago….and I’ve had the privilege of having them be my Uncle Randy and Aunt Betsy. My grandparents also were Milton Hershey foster parents. It made me cry when she asked about the girls….I will treasure that always.
I’m s0 thankful to have known my precious Grandma for 40 years.
(Goodness….when I say it that way it makes me sound old!)
This week I made my Grandma’s peach crisp recipe.
From fresh peaches from our one lonely peach tree…..but it gave us some good peaches this year!
I treasure having this recipe written in her handwriting. <3
This is one of my Grandma’s recipes that I can easily make GF. I just use gluten free oats and it takes the same as hers did. <3
probably most likely better, but I get it close!
At least this crew doesn’t complain. lol
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord