A tribute to our Grandmother Morgan March 29, 2018
Our Grandmother’s love was like a garden, bringing fresh, new life to those she loved and tended to. Her servant’s heart ministered to each one of us. Seasons of life brought different sacrifices, but her steadfast love remained.
Proverbs 31 says “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” This describes our Grandma well. She served until she physically could serve no longer. Lessons were taught about cooking, canning, gardening and birds. Lessons were caught about faith, devotion to her church family, service to others, prayer and humility.
Grandma always had the gift of song in her heart. She was constantly blessing us all with the tunes that she hummed. A true reflection of Psalm 56:16 “Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love.”
There are so many memories with our dear Grandma:
Memories of searching for the first buttercup, finding it with her in the Green Hollow valley. Beenie weenie picnics by the stream near her house. Sleepovers with pancakes and bacon the next morning. Camping trips to Waitts Lake.
The most amazing potato salad and deviled eggs served at family dinners. Jesus’ Birthday cake each Christmas along with thoughtful gifts for each Grandkid and Great-Grandkid. Strawberry and root beer floats. We never worried about going hungry at her house!
Twenty-six years of being the supportive wife during the annual Plowing Day at their ranch. Years of sharing their bountiful harvests and her famous sweet pickles from their vegetable garden.
Grandma and Grandpa understood the importance of a legacy passed on. Her love grew with each generation added to the family. There were special trips to visit Children, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren across local counties, states even the world. The way she related to and desired to know about our lives made each one of us feel unique and loved. All of us Grandkids can remember special times with them. The love for her Great-Grandkids was also incredible. She talked with and related to each one so beautifully, no matter how young.
Just two days before her homecoming with Jesus, she spoke to our girls, asking questions about their lives, loving on them with compliments. What precious memories we will forever cherish.
Grandpa and Grandma weren’t afraid to grow old together. There were seasons of change, of trials, of sacrifices; times of supporting each other, embracing changing roles. Through it all, they were pillars of strength together, never wavering in their steadfast devotion to God, to each other, and to their family.
Just a few short weeks ago, they were the winners of the anniversary dance at a Grandkid’s wedding. Almost 67 years together. Grandma couldn’t be more proud and us Grandkids couldn’t be more inspired.
There was no fear in her final breath, as she reminded us she knew where she was going. Words can’t adequately express the gratitude of being able to spend some of those last moments with her, singing and praying her into heaven, watching her meet her Savior with so much peace. In that moment, leaving us with the invaluable lesson of how to grieve full of hope.
From life’s first cry, to final breath, Jesus commanded her destiny. She truly lived her life as a sacrificial servant for her Lord. We will miss this incredible woman as she leaves a “Wife/Mom/Sister/Aunt/Cousin/Grandma/Great-Grandma/Friend” sized hole in all our hearts.
But we rejoice that she is walking across heaven on her hands, like she did so many years ago in the gym, free of pain and suffering. We are honored and blessed to be a part of her heritage. We are inspired by her love and commitment to our Lord and family. With thanksgiving we cherish the memories we have with her. We miss you and love you so much!