This is my first time linking up for Three Word
Wednesday. I have read many posts when
it was hosted by the beautiful Beth Stiff but never participated. Now she has passed the torch to the wonderful
Kristin Hill Taylor. I decided that a
new beginning for Three Word Wednesday could be a good time for a new beginning
for me. So here goes…
(my Grandma Margie and her sister Marlene on Gram's 90th birthday)
I GET TO:
My family recently experienced the loss of my Grandma Margie
after a short hospitalization with pneumonia.
It was rather quick but not entirely unexpected for a person in their
nineties. Nonetheless, the loss still
hurts. We lost my Grandpa Ray (her
husband of 74 years) just four months earlier.
My other grandparents, Grandma Peggy and Granddad Blaine, had passed
away some years previously. I miss them
all. They have each impacted my life in
ways they probably never knew.
I was so blessed to have grown up knowing not only both sets
of grandparents but living within 5 to 20 minutes of them all most of my
life. I didn’t just love them, but
actually got to spend time with them on a regular basis. I got to see how they cared for their
grandchildren, their adult children and their aging parents. (Yes, I was blessed to have also known three
great grandmother’s!) I got to observe
them caring for others in the family and serving their community. I got to feel how they handled loss and pain
in their own lives. I got to learn how
to iron, cook, sew, bake, budget, recycle and repurpose. I got to develop my confidence, enhance my
personality and find my voice in their presence.
Now, I get to hold
tight to memories made. I get to share what they have taught me
with my own family. I get to live life fuller, hold to faith harder and love people deeper
having had them all in my life. What a legacy
they have left behind…
Linking up with Kristin Hill Taylor for Three Word Wednesday here.
I live in the rural Pacific Northwest where we celebrate life in the country. I dip my toes in writing, decorating, DIY, baking, classic literature, gardening and photography. My priorities are faith and family followed by friends and fun. I strive to find beauty in the ordinary and blessing in the extraordinary.
Welcome! My name is Mindy. I live in the rural Pacific Northwest where we celebrate life in the country. I dip my toes in writing, decorating, DIY, baking, classic literature, gardening and photography. My priorities are faith and family followed by friends and fun. I strive to find beauty in the ordinary and blessing in the extraordinary.
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