Monday, October 6, 2008
Granny's Simple & Content Life
I had another visit with my "Sweet Granny." My daddy had already told me that her sewing machine was tore up again. I walked in and she was walking around on her walker. I said, "Granny, what are you doing?" She said, "trying to find something to do to fill my time." She said, "Joe (my uncle) came and got her sewing machine and took it away." She was so sad and just pitiful. I asked her what she had been doing and she said she worked several crossword puzzles. She was going to go out and sweep the front porch. She was so glad I was there. I had brought her some canned goods and that tickled her. She said, "Now, we can talk to each other." We sat down and of course, her first question was if I had finished a quilt. She thinks it is so funny, because I haven't finished one yet. Anyway, I heard a car drive up and it was my uncle. He had the sewing machine and it was fixed. I helped him bring it in. She was so excited. She said she gets so nervous about sewing, but sewing is her life. My aunt had brought her another machine, but she didn't even want to look at it. I was about to show her how to work it when he came in. She immediately started sewing. They had to change the side bar on this old machine to a foot pedal. She just didn't know about that. I was glad, because she gets bruised very easy and she bruised her leg all the time. Getting her sewing machine back made her so happy. She paid the man by giving him a quilt. Isn't that neat?? She sent 2 quilts, and wanted him to take both. He sent one back and said he loved the one he kept. She was so excited. I sat down and helped her by handing her the squares as she was chain sewing them together. I asked her about the economy and she said she wasn't worried and didn't know that much about it. She said you need to live by 4 things: Stay out of debt, don't live beyond your means, save money & have a personal relationship with Jesus, that no one can take away from you. She said that is all you need to do and you won't have to worry. You see she lives thrifty all the time. She lives a simple life. For her lunch, she had green beans and a biscuit. She said it was so good. It is just funny that most people have to go out to eat or they are not happy. Not Granny.....give her a biscuit leftover from breakfast and she is content. Take her food away.....she can handle it. Take her sewing machine away....and whoa! She is not happy! She doesn't watch t.v. except 2 shows. They are both preachers. I have never saw Granny's t.v. on. I just love going over there. It is just like you leave all your problems outside the door. She lives such a simple life. This is what I want to do.......Live simply and be content. I am blessed to have had 2 grandmothers with the same values. You can go to My Mom's Blog to meet my other grandmother who has already gone to be with her Lord. So when problems arise and sadness comes and they do come, I just think of my Granny & my grandmother and what they would do. They would get busy with their hands doing something that they love, and not worry about what is outside. My Granny says that all that matters is what is inside of you. She says, "Trust The Lord." HE will never leave you. We might leave HIM, but HE never leaves us. Thank you Lord!