Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Great Grandmothers

Mindy here. Today we're going to move past mothers to grandmothers. Isn't it interesting that the older we get, the better we become. We can go from being just a mother to a grandmother. And if we're lucky, we later become a great grandmother. We go from good to grand to great!

My grandmothers have both passed away, but I still think of them often.

When I think of my Grandma Brock, I think of laughter and family. Grandma Brock was the eternal optimist.

My Grandma Steavens was a little more demure. I can still hear her soft chuckle. When I think of Grandma Steavens, I remember summers at the lake and picking blueberries for jam and pie.

Now that I'm a grandmother, I often wonder what my grandchildren will think of when they remember me. I hope they, too, remember laughter and good cooking. I hope they remember that I love Jesus, that my life, in some way, reflected Him.

What comes to mind when you think of your grandmother(s)?

Happy Tuesday, y'all.


  1. I love thinking of my grandmas. I still find letters in boxes from one of my grandmas. She was an amazing lady who loved God. I remember washing dishes, cookies, fried eggs with bacon grease on the top of the yolks. Yum!!
    My other grandma loved the beach, had a great tan, loved golf and always had a smile on her face.
    Yes, nice memories.

  2. I think of a strong business woman, believe it or not! She was born in 1900 and put herself through business school with her father's life insurance money (he died in the 1918 flu pandemic). Her siblings had to go live with relatives until she could work to support them and bring them back home. A very strong woman! She and my grandfather ran a business for years. They did really well, and I'm proud of how strong she was!

    Of course, I also remember her cooking for us (loved her homemade pie crusts!) and letting me sit in her lap, even though she was only about 5 feet tall. I towered over her. LOL