Monday, July 12, 2010

My Grandma

Elise Parker 1920-2010
When I think of my Grandma there are so many things that come to mind... 
I think of all the times my cousin Sally and I used to spend at my Grandma and Grandpa's house - swimming in their pool, swinging on the hammock, being tickled and tucked into the twin beds - ready to spend the night. Christmas Eves spent waiting for Santa to make a visit, eating Grandma's trifle and watching old family slides.  All those memories are vivid and priceless.
I think of how many times Grandma and Grandpa prayed for all of us -their kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.
I think of how stylish Grandma was - with her hair done, nails painted...her jewelry and high heels.
I think of how much she loved Grandpa and how much she's missed him since he's been gone - They were 2 peas in a pod and I know she's been hoping for this day ever since he passed away.
My Grandma went to Heaven this morning and I feel incredible joy that I'll see her again someday.  Until then, I'm so thankful for sweet memories to hold onto!


  1. How sweet Kristi - You made your Dad and I cry, but it was such a fitting memory of her. Those things describe her perfectly. Hold on to those memories and keep her close in your heart until we meet her again on the othe side.

  2. Kristi,
    What a wonderful tribute to Grandma. One of the things I remember about Grandma and Grandpa is the fact that they were up at 5 am together. ( maybe earlier!) They had breakfast and prayed for each of us specifically by name. I have often wondered how many unseen things Todd and I and our children have been protected from over the years due to their faithfulness in prayer. I am so thankful for Grandpa and Grandma and their great love for the Lord and their family.