Today has been one of the best Saturday’s I’ve had in a while… It’s the first day in a long time where I was home for most of it. I feel like I didn’t do anything. Except for those routine tasks that most people don’t enjoy… dishes, laundry, dusting.. fill in the blank… These types of things I enjoy doing because I simply don’t have much time to do them. What I should say is the kind of time where you can just chill while doing them… Ususally I’m cutting corners around the clock to fit in a load of darks and I barely can squeeze it in.
Whatever… It has been a deligthful Saturday.
Today was my Grandmother Lydia’s birthday. 76 years young!! I spoke on the telephone with her for nearly an hour… The best conversation I think we’ve had in a long time.
She lives just outside of a small town in Arkansas called Cabot. Her house sits about 75 yards off of Gena lane, a country road named after her sister in fact. In the photograph is her mail box at the beginning of her long drive way. I love that driveway. She’s lived in that house for probobaly close to 20 years now. I have so many great memories that I’ll never forget. Bitter-sweet ones of course. Thinking of them makes me miss my grandfather Jerry Verser who passed away 10 years ago at the age of 70.
Talking on the phone with her today was the best part of the day. She’s so inspiring.. Any one who has met her would agree… She’s probably more busy then I am with her church groups and family things… One thing she always says is how she prays for me everyday. It seems to always get to me when she says that. I had a big lump in my throat during most of the conversation. I told her today that there should’ve been a verse in the bible that said something like, "the fervent prayer of a righteous grandmother is extrememly powerful and effective…" Sounds about right! Her prayers have definitely held me up.
Whenever you’re down and out.. just remember you may have a family member praying for you.. And God hears those prayers… Of course He does! God was serious when he commanded us to honor our Father and our Mother…. Not just with your words on their birthday’s or Father’s days’ or Mother’s day’s… I bet God had it in mind that we honor them with how we live our lives…
The lesson I learned today is that life happens fast. Time flies. Busyness is no excuse to not call your grandparents more regularly.
Go get on the phone.