Thursday, April 29, 2010
in my life which is the greatest example to me in my life. So I have 3 Proverbs 31 women to learn from. I am blessed.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I am remembering..............an email that I received from my cousin Nancy tonight and how it meant the world to me.
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Monday, April 26, 2010
This little cafe is one that we always stop at on the way home.
The only thing on this menu that I have ever eaten is the grilled veggie sandwich and soup.
Oh my goodness! I just wish you could taste this!
The picture sure does not do it justice.
It is delicious!
We drove into our driveway as we came home and saw this!
It is the most beautiful color and even though I see it every year at this time it always refreshes me. It is like taking a deep deep breath!
I forgot to tell you that we stopped by one of my favorite thrift stores on our way home from our little getaway. I paid about $1.00 for all of that ribbon and that afghan kit has not even been open. I paid 5.00 for it! I wonder if I can do it!!!
SNIPPETS FROM MY HEART
Do you ever have a blah day? After we came home from our little getaway, I have just been in a blah mood! Wonder if blah is really a word? Anyway, this afternoon it hit me! I have been trying to read my Bible and pray everyday. I had not done that today! So I sat down and read a chapter in Psalms and then knelt down and prayed. Granny has told me over and over that if something interrupted her and the Lord's time together that her day just didn't go well. She had a routine everyday. She would get up, cook her breakfast, clean the kitchen, go to the living room and read her Bible and pray early in the morning. She said that this always made her day go better. One time she told me to kneel when you pray because one day you will not be able to. Daddy always told me that he didn't go to her house until about 8:30 am because that gave her plenty of time to read and pray. I am reading in Psalms. I have been trying to read a chapter or so a day. I am also starting that online Bible study this week so I am very excited about it.
Read & Pray..............A lesson from Granny.
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein, for the time is at hand.
Don't forget to sign Granny's guestbook, click here. Look for Beulah Gribble.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I loved my seat. I tried sitting in the front but the gator is so wide I kept getting hit by branches so I hopped in the back and it was perfect.
I am so proud to say that I have 3 great Son In Laws! They are all good Christian men.
We had so much fun that day together. We are looking forward to many more fun times like these with the honeymooners!
SNIPPETS FROM MY HEART
Sometimes we have to go through things to get where we are going. The Lord is showing me so much. I have a lot to learn on this journey but I am so excited everyday just to get up and see what the Lord has for me. I am amazed that from the "trial" that I am walking through I am learning to look at myself instead of the trial. When Granny left us, it was like everything paused in my life. Who would have thought that the Lord would lead me to a book about Proverbs 31? We have been married 31 years and had a great marriage. But as I have started reading "The Excellent Wife" I am seeing what the Lord is teaching me. It all starts with MY relationship with the Lord and it all starts with "ME". In this book it lists 20 traits that are shown in Proverbs 31. The goal in our lives is to be like Christ. I always knew that, but I am seeing more and more how I can move up. Our relationship with HIM is the number one most important thing in our lives. Since I did this post on the "honeymooners".......I wish for them and all of my children blessed marriages, but most of all I pray for them to all have that one on one relationship with our Lord.
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The day that Granny passed away my friend Rachelle (from my church)
came and brought us breakfast and stayed most of the day with me. She let me talk and cry.
I can't even list the emails, cards, and gifts. There are so many. I have to tell you what a blessing all of you that bought a quilt from Granny were to her. It all started by Martha emailing and asking if Granny would consider selling a quilt to her. That started the snowball of Granny selling her quilts here on my blog. I didn't even try. We have record of 79 quilts being sold here on the blog. Many would email and just tell me to pick one out for them. Granny would always tell me thank you but I told her it was her that sold the quilts....not me. I encourage you to go to Martha's blog and read here and here! So precious.
And then I have to thank YOU for all of the condolences for Granny. I am sure she is reading them and is so proud. If you would like to read or sign Granny's Guest Book you can go Here! Look for her name, Beulah Gribble- click on it- go to guestbook. The Funeral home will be mailing the Guest book to our family after 30 days. Thank you so much.
SNIPPETS FROM MY HEART
I have been wondering what the Lord is trying to show me. You all know that I am walking through a trial but it is quiet right now. It is still there though. Before Granny (My Dads Mother) passed away I was listening to that still small voice and I was hearing from the Lord. There is no doubt in my mind. Then I was shocked when Granny left us. It was like my life was put on pause for a few days. I went on with life but wondered why. Yes, I know that she was 96 years old but I did not expect this at all. The same thing happened when my Grandma (my Mothers Mom) died several years ago. I just got so used to going to see them that this just doesn't feel natural. But it was their time. I don't like it. But who am I? Anyway, as I shared with Julie this afternoon.......I have been asking myself what the Lord is trying to show me. I have been praying and reading my Bible trying to get answers. Well I started reading this book, "The Excellent Wife". As I read the first part of it and how it talked about our relationship with the Lord and our husbands, I realized what HE is trying to show me. HE is showing me that HE is GOD! It was a light bulb moment when I realized this. HE is GOD! I am not in charge. HE is!
HE is GOD!
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Outside my window..........it is dark and cool. I am writing this at 10:30 P.M.
I am thinking..........how life goes on even when your heart is broken. Also, I am wondering while I am still in the midst of that same trial that I was before Granny left us, what does all this mean? Am I still listening for that still small voice?
I am thankful..........for me and my dad to have work so we can keep busy at this time in our life. Normally I would have already saw Granny twice this week. My daddy would go over every morning to help Granny get everything ready to sew.
I am wearing..........blue p.j.'s!
I am remembering............the day Granny got sick. We had a job to do and we went ahead and did it thinking Granny just had a virus or something. My Aunt K. took her on to the emergency room to be safe though. We had no idea it would end like this. I did get to spend the whole day at the hospital the next day though. I treasure that time. If we had only known we would not have worked that day.
I am going.................to bed as soon as I finish this.
I am currently reading...............Granny's guestbook everyday and am absolutely amazed at all of you bloggers and friends who have left the most comforting comments. I am also reading all the cards and letters and emails about Granny. Thank you all.
I am hoping..................that time heals like they say.
On my mind.................Granny, of course. I am sorry. It will take me a while. I am trying. I also am thinking of the quilts I have to mail. Please bear with me.
I am creating................nothing, but hope to soon. Granny asks me to continue her quilting after she was gone and I will.
Pondering these words..............."I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Phil. 4:13 - Do you remember that I gave Granny that verse a while back? When I went to the hospital and she was in so much pain, she quoted that verse over and over again. Remember when she told me that she kept that in her heart? (tears).
From the kitchen...............we actually went out to eat after working before coming home.
Around my house..............My 3 sweet daughters surprised me this past weekend and came and cleaned my house. What a blessing this was. What would I do without my girls?
One of my favorite things.................LIFE.
I am wishing................that even though I know without a doubt that if Granny could come back, she wouldn't..........but I sure do wish I could talk to her one more time. After she passed away, I did tell her how much fun we had together. I really did have fun and I know she did too. I think she heard me.
I am praying.............that you are still praying for our family. It was one week ago tonight when Granny passed on. We sure do miss her and I know that you do too. Please bear with me during this time.
I am wondering..............if I feel like this, I cannot imagine how my daddy and his brothers and sisters feel. I am just a granddaughter.
From my picture journal..................This picture was took on April 9th and Granny was just fine. It was "wash day" but she was headed toward the sewing machine to see what my daddy was doing. He was doing what he always did for her......filling bobbins.
This is the "last" picture that I took with the "picture taker" of my sweet Granny.
If you would like to read or haven't signed Granny's Guest Book you can go Here! Look for her name, Beulah Gribble- click on it- go to sign guestbook.
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Monday, April 19, 2010
The Guestbook at the funeral home shows what a witness to the world Granny was. You can go here to sign it if you haven't already. Her name is Beulah Gribble. I am amazed at the Granny Fans & bloggers that loved her so. If you want a blessing, go view it. I sure got one. Thank you.
This video is from Sept. of last year.(forgive my voice- this was our first video with Granny). I remember asking Granny if she would like to thank the bloggers for buying her quilts. She was so funny and asked me, "Do I talk to that picture taker?" I said, just talk to me Granny. At that time she talks of making baby quilts. I actually suggested it to give her a rest but she made 2 and went back to the bigger quilts. That was her love. You will also hear about Grannys first love in this video. The Lord is what she completely depended on. He is her first love. She told me over and over that everytime I sold a quilt for her that it made her want to get up and get going in the morning. It gave her hope!
So, from Granny and me.....we thank you.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
For some reason, I could not even get my "picture taker" (as Granny calls it) out.
I know that Granny is in the place she longed to be but I am so sad.
I feel lost knowing that she will not be at her house anymore.
I am crying for me and my family.
But I can only imagine how happy she is right now.
I cannot thank you all enough for the prayers and the comments along with signing the guestbook. I was overwhelmed when I started reading all of the condolences sent from all of the "Granny Fans". If you have not signed Grannys guestbook you can go here. Look for her name Beulah Gribble and click on it, then go to sign guestbook. You all will never know what this means to us. I have read everyone of them. I know that Granny is reading them too. I will be printing them off for my dad. You all have been such a blessing to us all.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
Well sweet hubby plowed the ground up for me but his back started to hurt so I took over when it was time to cut the garden. Boy it was rough.
But since it is freshly plowed it will take a lot more than that.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I love springtime. It is just like everything is coming alive.
Can you see the creek down below this dogwood?
This is behind our house and when you are sitting on the screened in porch or the deck you can hear the creek running. Nothing sounds so good and peaceful.
I was sitting on my porch the other morning and I had been hearing some noises down in the woods but just thought it was squirrels. All of the sudden I hear a "Gobble"! I knew then I had turkeys down at the creek. I took this picture trying to capture them but they don't show up.
There was a Jake, Tom and a hen. I think it is so funny that my hubby goes all these different places to turkey hunt and I sit on the porch and can actually hear and see them!