Two women who are so special to me, my Mum and Grandma B.
My sweet Grandmother turned 93 years young yesterday. I wasn’t able to travel north this time for the celebration, but I’m thankful my mom and dad were able to be there!
It seems like yesterday we were visiting my grandparents’ home in Goderich, Ontario. But, it wasn’t yesterday – it was probably 35 years ago…
A confident homemaker and loving wife, my Grandma was a master in the kitchen and around the house – her cooking, baking and sewing – I only dream of accomplishing so well. Her hospitality as a pastor’s wife was well known in the community, and likely around many of the churches in Southern Ontario. Without a doubt, I can tell you she was an example of the Proverbs 31 woman.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Though her body has aged a little, much about my Grandma has remained the same. My Grandma B is, and has always been, a beautiful godly woman. She is joyful and content, with a gentle smile and an encouraging word.
She has arrived at 93 with grace that the Lord has given, and I can only hope I might do the same.
Mom took part of one of my cakes to Grandma to share with her, so she could see what I’ve been up to with all of this cake-a-week business! I can’t tell you how thrilled and proud I am to know she had a little taste of my baking and approved! Here she is with a piece of the cake I sent! 🙂
I’ve been staring at photos from the party that happened earlier today, just slightly jealous that I couldn’t be there. But, it makes me feel a little better to share the photos of my family honoring her today, here on my blog! Its like I was almost there! Thankfully, we will head north this fall and we will get to visit Grandma (and all the other family, too!) then.
Happy Birthday, Grandma! We’ll see you soon!