Small Town Living

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

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It Is No Secret What God Can Do!
That's what my Mawmaw said. And boy is she ever on target. Last Thursday was a good visit with her. I always come away feeling blessed from visiting with her. Even though her dementia limits her to keeping with conversation, she always knows just what to add to it. She knows something is not right with Mom, and she regularly requests prayer for Mom at her church every Sunday she gets to go.....which BTW is my sweet Aunt who gets up that extra hour and makes the trek to get her and take her. Thanks Auntie M for all you do...we love you! God is gracious enough to us that he has allowed her to recognize us so far and help her sense certain things...and one being her concern for Mom. I believe as long as we Mothers have one ounce of strength and mind about us, we will forever worry about our children.

As we were leaving she thanked us for coming and expressed her love for us and the whole family and thanked us again for all the family does for her. She reminded Mom how good God had been to Mom by allowing her to feel as good as she does and to have come this far. But, what struck my heart string the most was what she said as we left, "It is no secret what God can do." Now what about that?...coming from a lady who lives in the past most of the time and cannot remember if she ate 2 mintues ago or not! I went away having been blessed!

Then she blessed my heart again this past Sunday. She cried. Why is that so special you ask...because I haven't saw her cry since my Pawpaw died 6 years ago. She lost her only son about 3 years ago and couldn't shed a tear. She told me one time she didn't know where her tears were, but she sure wished she could cry. God has answered that prayer. I could not get myself straightened up for love nor money. I guess I needed a good cry too Mawmaw! It was sweet and sad all at the same time.

I'll leave you with some photos of this past weekend's Decoration/Memorial Service at my Mawmaw's church. Here in the south we still honor this tradition.

Strolling along on this beautiful Lord's Day!

Mom with the grandkids!

Gravesite of my Pawpaw and Uncle.....We miss you! (Notice the boot-shaped head stone....Uncle loved horses.)

LR; (Me, Mom, Sister P and Sister C)

Last but certainly not friend T with my hubby! T's been after me about why she hasn't made the blog.....I had to wait until I got just the right picture.....and I finally did!! Love ya girl! btw.....if you happen to see T out somewhere and she calls you by a name that's not your name....just play along.... :) lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a blessed day!



Deb said...

I cry so much that at one time I thought I needed medicated for it. SO I tried it for a few weeks and decided I would take the emotions as they came over being numb to everything around me. Some of us just have an abundance but I do thank God now for my tears. Thank you for sharing that sweet story. You are one of the most precious people I know.

Ducks and Books said...

Carrie, Your posts always leave me so encouraged and feeling so blessed. I love it when you post about MawMaw. She is going through a lot of the same thing that my MawMaw is. I just don't have the heart to write about it! Thank you for sharing and hope you have a good rest of the week! p.s. Love the pic of T and J!!!

K. Tilley said...

Sweet post and I so enjoyed hearing about it last Sunday night at the Ladies Banquet.....blessed my ya

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful post! I think you have a sweet Auntie also! seeing that she is my best friend ever! I really love her to! The girl with J looks familiar, I think she went on the mission trip with us last summer? She is very pretty. Wishing for you a blessed week girlfriend!!!

Denise said...

Such an inspiring post, bless you.