Wife, Mummy, Nurse: My Granny {Gratituesday}

25 September 2012

My Granny {Gratituesday}

Today I am thankful for my Granny's life.  She was a woman of faith.  Tomorrow will mark the seventh anniversary of her death. Though at the time her death was hard on us, especially since it was unexpected, looking back, I'm glad she died that quickly. Her death was our loss, her gain; she's now in heaven!!

The last week that Granny was alive, in addition to her usual activities, she picked blackberries and made 30 pots of jam. The day she collapsed, she went to the hairdresser, took my cousin to see the doctor, went to play bowls in the evening, after helping with dishes, put on her coat, and collapsed. Where she was taken to the hospital and found to have a brain bleed; she died four days later. By God's grace, she saw her children come to faith and believe and trust in Christ's work; she saw her children marry believers and her grandchildren following God.  I'm thankful for God's covenant faithfulness to us.  Proverbs 31 describes her well, posted are verses 10-12, 28-31.

An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.

She does him good, and not harm,
All the days of her life...
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her.
"Many women have done excellently,
But you surpass them all."
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.
I'm thankful to God for placing my mum in a Christian home, where she was able to see and learn of the joys of following Christ.  My hope and prayer is that Charis will one day be thankful, not just for Drew and I, but for her Granny and Grandma, just as I'm thankful for my Granny. 


  1. Such a powerful testimony to God's covenant faithfulness towards your family! I'm sure Charis will grow up knowing the goodness of the Lord and the godly heritage which is hers to live up to! Lord willing, one day it will be our own granddaughters who will be writing such words about our own faithfulness! SDG, ~Lisa :

  2. I just think it's amazing to have a last day that echos life's great work, life's great joy in time. My grandpop ate a chocolate shake, a steak and cheese sub, walked to the mailbox and an anerism finally took hold at 89.