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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spiritual Sundays ~ My Nana

When praying about what I would post for Spiritual Sundays I felt led to share about my Nana.

When I became a Believer I learned that I was adopted. Adopted and received into Christ. I have a royal heritage. For me, learning this was lifechanging (as it should be) but to know that ....really know it, just humbles me. God cares for generations and having someone in your family who leaves you with such Christlike examples is by far one of Gods greatest gifts!

Today is my Nana's earthly birthday, she would have been 84. My Nana was an amazing woman. A true Proverbs 31 woman! She lived her life caring for others and serving them too. She was 1 of 14 children!!! Can you even imagine?? But growing up in such a large family she learned so much and she passed that on to us. She was a very frugal woman to say the least. We would always tease her because she would always have odd shapes of foil in a drawer because she wouldn't throw it away. She would fold it back neatly and have it ready for the next use :) She always made whomever she was with feel like the most important person in the world. She loved deeply and when we lost her all those years ago, every single one of us still has a huge hole in our heart, that only Nana could fill.

She taught us all the importance of hard work. What it meant to be diligent and persevere no matter what your circumstances are!
Even on the tiniest of budgets she had such a gift of making every situation soo very special!

As I get older I am learning the importance of passing on to my children and grandchildren. My Nana did that. She passed on so many things to us. I remember when I was with my Mom and we were going through Nana's stuff after she had died and I found her Bible. It was bookmarked in Proverbs verse 31. I just cried because I know it was no coincidence I am the one who found her Bible. It was the Lord's gift to me. Nana's too. Confirmation of a godly women, who loved and lived for Christ and it showed in all she did.

What about you? What example are you leaving to those generations younger than you? Your children? Your grandchildren? Do they see someone who lives their life glorifying Christ and serving others as HE would? Loving them like HE would?

Have a blessed weekend my friends!

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14 comments:

Debbie

Oh Loren this was a great post...I too had two wonderful grandmother's who had such an influence on me. I think it is one of the reasons I soo want to be that for my grandkids too. I always KNEW that they loved me like nobody else...supported me whatever I did...and whenever I was with them made me feel like I was the most special person in the world. Have a good week-end. HUGS

George

This is a wonderful tribute to your Nana, who was a remarkable woman. You were truly blessed to have her in your life.

Susanz Place

bumped into your blog - what a sweet treat over a yummie cup of morning coffee. I love this tribute to your Nana. How blessed you are to have had her. I will be back to visit I can see there is alot of good reading here.
God bless your day!

Connie

My dear daughter...you honor your Nana every single day in ways that would thrill her. Yes, in deed, it was meant to be that you found her bible & then to realize the signifigance of that. Words are hard to find when it comes to expressing the depth of missing her. You are a precious daughter and granddaughter and my heart swells with love for you. Your momma XXOO

Sandy

Loren, I am so glad I read your loving tribute to your Nana this morning! Thank you for sharing!

sarah

what a great tribute to your grandma...I'm Jewish...and although my grandmother wasn't a believer...she loved me even when I couldn't talk...she never put me down..never cared that my words were stuck inside....she just loved me. I've never forgotten her love and it's carried me....thanks Loren for this beautiful post and your beautiful heart...☺

Betsy from Tennessee

Oh what an incredible post, Loren. Your Nana must have been a wonderful woman. I just hope that my grandkids think of me like you do of your Nana when they are grown and I am gone.

I never knew any of my grandparents since they all died before I was born... I only had some Great Aunts but I don't remember them like you did your Nana.

Glad you have her Bible. That is so special.

Hugs,
Betsy

Whidbey Woman

Such a nice tribute to your Nana! I am sure she is smiling down at you. Thank you for the reminder that we can touch many lives and share our faith by our example. Happy Spiritual Sunday!

Cathy

Thanks for sharing about your dear Nana. Lord, help me to share your love with my family and friends.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

What beautifful memories you have. I pray that I will live these kind of memories with my grandchildren.
God Bless,
Ginger

MTJ

Hi Loren,

Thank you for sharing this loving tribute to your Nana. The legacy of her life lives on through you, your children and grandchildren. That is an inheritance to be treasured.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for grandparents and caregivers

Thank you for sharing your sweet family memories of your Nana. It really encourages this Sandwich Generation granny nanny heart, I must say. That is one of my primary goals in my life, to share a rich and blessed legacy for God and His love with my children and my grandchildren and all around me. Thank you for a lovely treat this Spiritual Sunday morning. :)

Charlotte

Your Nana sounds a lot like my mother, Loren. Anyone with a Nana type person in their lives is very blessed. I have the feeling that future generations will look back at your life and have that same feeling about you.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Charlotte

jayayceeblog

Your Nana sounds like she was so wonderful! Makes me miss my "Mudder" so much, too. My Granddaughter calls me Nana. I just love it. I even have a special Nana pin that I wear. And 14 kids!!!!! I really can't imagine it but there was probably nothing else to do but be resourceful and learn to share! =D

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