"I prayed for this child and the LORD has granted me what I asked of Him" 1Samuel 1:27

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Our Mamaw finally met her Lord and Savior face to face on Jan. 27.
She would say, "It's been a long time comin!!"

For 93 years she breathed in and she breathed out.......LIFE.

Marrying at the young age of 14, she and my Papaw, age 16, began building a life together based on FAITH in the Lord and their LOVE for Him and each other.

Together they lived this, and they became an example for all of  us.  After papaw's passing, 21 yrs ago, our Mamaw continued this legacy up until her final days. Family was so important to her. And as we all gathered around her as she was leaving us, it became even more evident to me how deeply their faith and love had embedded itself in me.

FAITH in the Lord, and LOVE for each other.

Many times Mamaw asked me why I thought the Lord would leave her here for so long when she was so ready to leave her earthly body.

And many times I told her, "maybe it's because "I" still need you!"  But honestly, closer to the truth would be this....."WE" still needed her. We still needed her wisdom, her lessons in living, her comfort when hurting, her strength for the path ahead, her endless prayers.  We still needed and wanted very much.........HER PRESENCE.

Thanking God today and always for my mamaw and all the things she taught me about FAITH in the Lord and LOVE for each other.

What a gift.  Love you mamaw.


  1. God Bless you in your travel down this road! You are a blessing to us and all those you touch! I feel very luck to have grown up with you and know your heart! Thank you for sharing your travels and pictures with us all! Jenni

  2. How beautiful, you have given to mamaw your "presence" for a long time, I imagine that she looked at her watch every morning about 8:15 and she knew you would open her door for yours & mamaw's time together. She shared a lot of her great times when papaw was with her, maybe you have stories that you will share with your children about faith and love. She was the greatest mother-in-law in the world & Kime your the best granddaughter & daughter a mother could have. I love you so much. mom

  3. I too had a mamaw who passed away at the age of 91. I was her only grandchild and she meant the world to me. My mother died two years before my mamaw and I had the blessing of her living with me her last two years. It's always too soon to lose your mamaw.