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?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.
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.