|| My Granny
My granny and I had a rich history.
I loved my granny very much. Her
actions literally saved my life. I
cannot summarize in 3-5 minutes
all the memories we shared and her impact in my
life. What I can say is I am changed, because of
her footprints throughout my life.
What I can tell you is this: She loved and
believed God and His Word. She stood
fearlessly and courageously on His promises.
She loved her family and friends. My granny
loved to talk about our family history. She cared
for the sick, the widow, and the orphan. She
prayed and fasted to receive the promises and
provisions of God, favor with man, miracles,
signs, and wonders, and even her dead brought
back to life.
I stand here as a seed of those promises she
received. She had taught me to honor the
memories of others by knowing their story.
Where they came from? What tragedies did
they suffer? More importantly, how they triumph
over those tragedies? She instilled in me the
importance of believing God, praying and
knowing God’s word. She taught me to care for
others and that God was not a respecter of
persons. What He can do for someone else,
God can do for you.
My granny always had a way of taking the things
of this world and restoring them. I believe that
was a God given gift. The bruised or disfigured
fruit would become a delicious can of fruit or
preserves. The torn up sofa would become a
newly upholstered piece in her living room. The
skid row unlovely person would become a
valuable skillful worker in her home. My granny
really had the gift of restoration. Once things
entered into her hands, they were never the
same again. My granny added value to
everything she touched including those around
her. That is just like Jesus who takes the
unlovely and broken people of this world and
My granny was always concerned about others.
She would always ask about my family
whenever I would call or visit. She was
hardworking. She did not fear men, and knew
her adversary. She kept the focus, and fought
the fight. She finished well. She ran the race
set before her with fervor and made up her mind
that her life would be poured out for God and His
Kingdom. It was all about Christ Jesus. So
today I do not grieve with unquenchable grief. I
stand here today proud for the life and legacy
she left behind for I know I will see her again.
My granny is no longer sick. She is no longer in
pain. She is no longer confused. Her memories
are no longer gone. For she is with God and
completely restored. More importantly, I envy
her, because she has heard the words that
those in Christ long to hear “Well done,
Antionette, good and faithful servant. For when I
was hungry you feed me, when I was thirsty you
gave me drink, when I was naked you clothed
me, when I was in prison you visited me, and
when I was sick, your prayers made me well.
Well done good and faithful servant!”
Written by Sharon Green
Once family always family.
A mother will always be a mother. It
doesn't matter if she gave birth to
you, helped raised you, or even
someone you looked up to. What
mattered was the fact she was there.
Always with a hug, always with
a kind word. Always with a
stern look But always -
always with love.
A father will always be a father.
Though he comes with many names
such as dad, step-dad, mentor or
other. It doesn't change the fact that
he reminds you of the right things and
loves you when you do the wrong.
There when you need him the most,
no matter how far, how old, or how
careless you are.
A sister will always be a sister.
Whose laughter rings loud and clear,
or whose tears cleanse our hurt and
our fears. Together moments are
shared through good times and bad,
we are never alone. It's comforting to
know someone is there.
A brother will always be a brother.
The protector, the guardian, the
explorer of our dreams. He’s the one
we confide in. Secrets of the heart
each of us knows
what that means.
A friend will always be a friend. The
barometer of our subconscious. The
on earth angels who are there without
being there. Quick to lend a helping
hand, at the same time
a stinging word to put us
back on track.
There are many facets, many
meanings, and many people who play
an important role. Just remember it
doesn't matter what religion, what
place, or what color you are. What
matter comes from the heart and soul.
It doesn't matter if they are here or if
they are afar. With peace in your
mind, and love in your heart. Keep
true to these words.
Once family, always family
will guide you through.
In loving memory for those who are
no longer here. We love you. We will
always love. Forever and ever,
never to end.