I have recently felt this with my Grandma, and it has been on my mind. Maybe it is because she died five years ago this month. I think of it every year as IHC rolls around. . . I will never forget where I was when the news arrived - right outside the "nursery" of the convention center. I knew it was coming, but it still hit me like a ton of bricks! I loved that woman - my Grandma - "Granny" was what we affectionately called her. I was heartbroken at losing our physical connection, but I was comforted to know she had left her pain riddled body the way she desired - in her own home and surrounded by her children. I have many beautiful memories that connect me to her, but lately I have been in touch with priceless ones!
They have been swirling out of a devotional, and I am seeing Granny in a new light
. Not sure how I ever landed the opportunity of owning this, but I am glad it is in my possession. I love this book
, and I want my children to feel the spiritual connection to Granny that I do!
She clearly defined what passages spoke to her, and as I diligently scan the pages, I see more of her heart. I love the highlighting, pen marks, underlined words. Her handwriting alone warms me! I was craving to know a possible date of when she read this book!
Yes! I found it! Feb.10, 1978.
Here I am - three decades later
and years after she left this world,
drawing from Granny's depth! Mary Jane Rollins left a beautiful legacy and loving memories, but now I have this new connection, and I love it
It has left me wondering if I am leaving a legacy that will connect with my family years later. Oh, I know my boys will be telling their children some crazy stories about their mother, but will they really know my heart?! I think I will do as Granny did and write my spiritual thoughts and longings on the pages of a book. It will be a tangible connection between myself and generations after me.
Along with my grandmother's, I think I'll ask my Mom for one of her devotionals. She probably scribbles in them just as her mother did, and I'd like to read her thoughts, too.
Another priceless connection!