Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tribute to Grandma

My Grandma passed away in July after 90 incredible years of living. It is still hard for me to talk about, or write about for that matter. Mary Frances Meixner was an amazing woman of high morals, strength, dignity, integrity, and a true role model of how to live a Christian life. She loved the Catholic Church and dedicated her life to upholding it's ideals in every aspect of her life. Probably her most outstanding quality though, is the way she loved her family. She was unfailingly generous with her time, money and most of all, her love. Throughout her life, she gave of herself to others, whether it was making three decent meals a day for her family (including always having something for dessert!), or praying for others, giving valuable things away to complete strangers, doing the church laundry, or donating money to charity. She did all these things and more. I remember so many things about my Grandma and my childhood growing up near her. She made the most incredible veggie soup you'll ever taste, and the prettiest Easter baskets. Grandma was at every event from school events to most special of all, my wedding last September. I feel so blessed that she was able to be there and the reading that she stood up and did is something which I will never forget. If I live to be only half the woman she was, it will be enough. Grandma, there is no doubt where you are now...I miss you and love you and I will never forget you. Thank you for all your prayers throughout my life...Rest in peace.


Diane said...

What a beautiful post. She was an amazing woman.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Grandmother, losing someone you love is so hard. I found myself calling my moms phone the other day to tell her something my son did, and she has been gone 1 year, 8 months, and 28 days. I hope you find comfort in her memories. If you ever need anything let me know...miss you Jennifer Henry (Westendorf)

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