A Heart Toward Home

"...But as for me and my house, we will serve (worship) the LORD."
Joshua 24:15

Saturday, December 31, 2011

She would have been 83

Nanny holding Timothy at the hospital.

Nanny with Joanna. We had went to Alabama for a visit so that our grandmother's could see Miss Joanna.

Nanny with Leah (my cousin Dodey's youngest daughter). Nanny so loved all her great grandchildren!

I know she touched more lives than we will ever know about. She was a source of encouragement and blessing to many!!

Today would have been my Nanny's 83rd birthday! I am well aware that today will be a hard day for my daddy. He used to take her out to eat on her birthday to her favorite restaurant, Red Lobster. They so enjoyed their time together. I remember when she turned 80 my parents threw her a surprise birthday party, and boy was she surprised. It was so sweet to see the look on her face, she had a great time!

As I read Proverbs 31 for my quiet time this morning I thought alot about my Nanny. As Sarah was having her reading time she looked at me and said "Mom, these verses remind me of Nanny." Some of those verses are.... v.15 that talks about her providing food for her family. Nanny always was cooking, she loved it! v.16 says she plants a vineyard. My Nanny enjoyed having a garden and she worked in it just as much as she could. v.17 talks about the strength of her arms. I have always thought that my Nanny was a physically strong woman. I pray that if I live to be 82 that I can get around like she could. v.27 says she watches over the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. My Nanny was an awesome mother and grandmother. She took care of her family and made sure they had what they needed. Nanny was not the type to just sit around, she was always going and doing, especially for others. I could go on about what a wonderful lady Nanny was, she is missed by all of us! I wish I had the time to post all my pictures of her and maybe one day I will be able to sit down and do that. Just wanted to share my thoughts this morning as I think about her on her birthday!


Nancy said...

Hugs to you, my sweet friend! And may 2012 be full of fun memories & great blessings for your family. I know your Nanny is so proud of you!

Dodey Roughton said...

Yep, made my cry. I haven't looked at many pix of her as it is so hard so these just did me in.
Thanks for the post.