Do you ever get bored and Google yourself? Maybe you Google your friends and family or frenemies and enemies just to see what interesting tidbits of information you can find. I have to admit that I do this even though I rarely find anything interesting - an old high school track meet record with a friend's name, the Facebook groups my sister joined in college, information about a book that has my incredibly common first and last names in the title. Nothing substantial. And, this is just how I like it.
|This stack of Gramma's Bibles and books with her|
fingerprint-smudged glasses in their case on top decorate my bookshelf.
|One of my favorite pictures of my Gramma,|
loving on my younger siblings.
Sadly, her ability to help others and remain active was taken from her as she fiercely battled an aggressive lung cancer. She became weak and sick, but her faith remained strong. She taught me more about life during the five years she was dying than during the thirteen years I spent with her while she was healthy. I learned from her that who I have in my life is more important than what I have in my life. What I do in life is more important that what I can get out of life. It is better to be happy and loved than to have power or wealth. It is necessary to work hard for what I want so that I can truly appreciate what I earn. Most importantly, she taught me that although I may never understand the purpose behind certain hardships or fully comprehend what is planned for me, I must have faith that everything does have a purpose and God does have a plan for me (Jeremiah 29:11).