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No one knows how long they will live. No one can predict how much time they will be given on this earth.
Look at any obiturary page on any day and odds are you can find the very young as well as the very old.
This weekend we said goodbye to my husband's grandmother. A women who had 9 children, 25 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.
At the funeral this morning the pastor asked for just her direct decendents to stand and it was truly breathtaking. Her legacy lives.
Things I, as an inlaw, will remember. She always had those pink mint flavored candies. She loved to read. She always seemed honestly happy to see you. Her front porch swing. How good she was at tiddly-winks. How all her children were convinced they were her favorite. How she never wore jeans, but had slacks in all colors. How she knew her scripture. How deeply she loved her family.
I am blessed to have known such a woman and amazed at the memories my own children have of their great-grandmother.
I imagine, Raymond, her husband who passed nearly 20 years ago, was eagerly awaiting her arrival and that this holiday season they will be together again smiling down at they legacy they left behind.
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