We Are Deep In the Heart of Texas

Nomadic seasons of farming adventures with nature thrown in to include; a pinch of family, snippets of friends, counting our blessings, paying IT forward, home school, and the spicy things I decide to rant about.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blessings, My Life is Full

Today, I was able to spend some time with Mrs. Lilly. Just listen to her, hear stories, ideas, dreams and her interacting with my sons. What made me think of my grandmother? It’s simple…..

When I was a small child; my mother divorced my father. My sister Tammy and I were kept by our grandmother each day as mom worked in a factory. What I found to be an awesome link to my past was: looking at Mrs. Lilly and my youngest talking together.

I could feel my grandmother’s’ busy hands touching mine as Mrs. Lilly spoke to Zephyr. The dry, white skin, taunt from years of work --- dirt in her fingernails from the garden, the lines of her hands showing how far she has come in life. How valuable it is for ourselves to be respectful of those who came before us, to listen, learn, and be touched by those hands who love. My life is blessed in so many ways because I have friends who touch me and the lives of my sons.


Vickie said...

Hey - My mom and dad both worked. My Nanny kept me, my sister & brother til we went to school. I was the oldest so I was very close to my grandmother. I miss her - I was with her when she died about 15 years ago. I wouldn't take for that experience. Good memories.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Great memories. Lovely blog... I will be back.

Melodie said...

Great post!So many young people today,I think ,are not taught to appreciate our elders as holders of great and wonderful wisdoms of life.It is a shame...they are missing out!

Nekkid Chicken said...

Vickie, It was the same for me. I loved Maw Maw like no other. She was an amazing woman.

Nice to see you Missy and thanks please stay awhile.

Melodie, I am going to adopt Mrs. Lilly. My boys need a Maw Maw. It is a shame, our children are missing so much from not having the older generation around.