Today would have been my precious Granny's 90th birthday. She made it just past her 89th birthday so this is her first birthday in Heaven. Now that's a thought! I can just imagine the music that she is surely dancing to even as type this. That's my Granny - always part of the fun wherever it's happening. She LOVED dancing! Now she gets to dance without any inhibitions or restrictions in her body. Her zest for life and her love for people always spoke to my heart. Granny prayed for more people than we as her family will ever know. I remember so many nights falling asleep hearing her praying over her family before she would fall asleep. Even when she was at the worst of her pain towards the end, I would hear her praying in her room for her family. She was an intercessor. Now she prays with the saint in Heaven with a strong, healthy body and is cheering us on from those great big heavenly grandstands. She had a naughty little sparkle in her eye that often made me laugh. And her sweet tooth!!! Because of her I always have a stash of sweeties in my handbag - just the way she always had :0)
Ahhh my Granny, I miss you. You were fesity, generous, humorous and loving all wrapped up in one. I can't wait to see your garden in Heaven one day my Gran. You always had the greenest fingers around. Thank goodness you passed that on to mommy who is teaching me and Niqui. I know I don't even have to ask you today to give my Zacie a big cuddle. I'm sure you are in his heavenly nursery all the time ;0) Funny how you waited sooooo long for your first great grandson. Zac was the first little baby boy our side of the family and he is the one you get to watch growing up! Amazing. Makes me smile to know that he has all his great grandparents up there doting on him. I think I might just haul out my scrabble board and try play a game with the girls in your honour. I hope we get our spelling right! You were always a great stickler for correct spelling. After all, you did learn your dictionary off by heart! (I will never understand that one my Gran! Seriously?! How many hours of your life that must have taken up. You make me smile).
So my sweet Granny ... know that you are in our hearts today as we remember the sweet fragrance of a life lived well. You continue to inspire me. I'm asking Jesus to give you a birthday kiss straight from my heart.
All my love,