I have so much to be thankful for!
I want to (hopefully weekly) share these things with you.
I'm thankful for...
This past week, my Grandma left her earthly home
to meet her King in her heavenly home.
What a joyous time it must have been for her,
to see her Jesus face to face
and to be reunited with her beloved husband.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.
I am truly blessed to have been placed in a family
rich in Godly heritage.
My Grandma loved Jesus
and it shone through in all that she did.
These are some my personal memories that I am thankful for:
... making masa for pasteles.
When it was time to make pasteles, the women in the family
would gather around the kitchen table with graders and
bunches of green bananas.
Grandma would take the masa and create her amazing pasteles
along with her famous Spanish rice.
When informing my sons that Grandma went to heaven,
I was so pleased to hear my oldest son say,
"Wasn't she the one who made the good Spanish rice?!"
... foot massages.
My family had the opportunity to live with my Grandparents
for a season.
During this time, in my elementary years,
my Grandma and I would turn on a movie, sit on the couch,
and take turns giving each other foot massages.
She gave the best. massages. ever!
... watching her bring her two plastic containers
(0ne with curlers, one with clips).
to the coffee table to set her hair before bed.
... singing, singing, singing.
My grandma loved to sing and could often be found with
the newest baby of the family in her arms,
singing and bouncing the little one to the beat.
She also taught my son the song:
"I'm gonna run, run, run to see my Jesus."
... praying, praying, praying.
My grandparents could pray.
When you asked for prayer, you could count on your
request coming to the thrown of grace
through the fervent prayers of my grandparents.
Having a Pentecostal background, they knew how to pray!
Often in group prayers,
I had a hard time following who was leading the prayer,
as both she and my grandpa would be praying, right along. =)
They were talking to their King,
Thank you, Jesus, for Grandma! Thank you for the life she lived for You.
Thank you for the opportunities You allowed me to share with her,
times that pointed to Your goodness and grace.
Thank You that she loved You and that love reached many people
to Your praise and glory.
I am one that benefitted from her heart devoted to You!
Thank You that You allowed her to be my Grandma.
I am thankful that You hold her safely, until we meet again.