Monday, January 19, 2009

My Grandmothers

Today's blog is dedicated to 2 very special women that I have been blessed to have in my life. They are the Matriachs in my family. They have 2 very different personalities, but they both loved their families with a passion that I will never forget. They both touched my life in different ways and instilled values in me that have made me who I am today. They are my grandmothers and I love them very much!

This is my Granny, Louise Mullins. She is my paternal grandmother and the closest thing to a saint that I have ever seen. She loved her family first and foremost. She and I shared a certain bond that will forever be in my heart. I have wonderful memories of times with Granny especially shopping, watching Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune, helping her "break beans", how she made my birthday cakes every year (my favorite was the holly hobbie cake), but most of all my favorite memories with her were those heart-to-heart talks we used to have on her front porch swing. Oh, how I long to go back to those days when she was still here. My Granny passed away in February of 1998. I know she is making Heaven a little brighter now. I love you Granny!

This is my maternal grandmother, Shirley Dangerfield. I think she looks like a movie star in this picture. My Mamaw Shirley is a fiesty woman, who never would think twice about telling you what she thought. But, like my Granny above, she loves her family. I have precious memories of Mamaw Shirley too, especially how she would sing with us grandkids. Songs like, "I found a peanut" or "Manana is good enough for me". She would tell us stories and play with us. Another fun thing we used to do with Mamaw was go to bingo, one of her favorite things. My Mamaw Shirley is still here with us, but she is sadly dealing with Alzheimers. I pray that I never experience the day that I walk into her house and she doesn't know who I am.
Both of my grandmothers have played a special part in my life. I thank God for blessing me with a wonderful family and the unconditional love that comes from them. I love you both!

1 comment:

Tammy said...

What a beautiful tribute and what beautiful women to have inspired you so. You have been blessed.