Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Admiration

Today was a busy Wednesday for Averi and I. We went with Nana and my mom to San Antonio to help finish up the packing and moving of the last of Nana's things to her new house. This post won't be too long, as I am pretty worn out, but I wanted to take just a moment and let those of you that read my blog know what an amazing lady my grandmother is. Nana has been through her fair share of trying times over the past few years and her endless amount of strength never ceases to amaze me. Her walk with Christ, and her fearless trust in the Lord is such an inspiration to me, and a sense of calm when things seem to be on the verge of "crazy". I am so lucky to have been able to grow up so close to my grandmother and especially over the past few years, I feel as if our bond is closer than ever. She has always been one of my biggest supporters (in anything and everything I do) and I know I can always count on her for some encouragement when I'm feeling down. 

I knew that today was going to be a mentally and emotionally draining day for Nana especially, and although that was inevitable, I wanted to be there with her. Having Averi there, I didn't get to help with as much manual labor as I would have liked to, but I wanted Nana to know that I was there for her. For all the times she has supported me, I wanted her know that I was there as support for her. Throughout the day, there were several times when Nana could have gotten frazzled or things didn't quite go our way (ex: no electricity, and unexpected expenses), and not once did she miss a beat. She was so kind-hearted and compassionate (as she always is) to the movers, to the electric company, to everyone. I was reminded that though we may have a few potholes and speed bumps on our journey, it doesn't mean we won't get to where we are going. I know sometimes it is hard to believe that God wouldn't give us anything we couldn't handle, but I have learned that God doesn't expect us to handle things on our own. HE will always be there to handle things with us. He wants us to want his help.

Like I said before, I just wanted to take a moment and share the pride and love I have for my grandmother. I am so blessed to have her in my life, and to have such a wonderful relationship with her. Nana, I know you will read this, I just want you to know that you are so special to me, and I love you very much. I could go on and on, but I'll leave it at that. Thank you for all you do! 

 

-Love to you all-

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