Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Irene King

Well, they go by many many different names - Grandmother, Grandma, Granny, G-ma, Grami, Mamaw, Memaw, Nana, MeeMee, Honey and more - but their function is the same! They love their grandkids! They spoil their grandkids! After years of suffering with the imperfect parents they are blessed by the arrive of a clan of perfection! They verifiy what all children know is true unconditional love is modeled by their heros also know as grandma. They know that they are the most precious person in the room. They know that play-time goes all day at grandmas. They ask questions like, "are hot dogs junk food?" to receive answers like, "not today!"

Irene King, my grandma, was born on this day 91 years ago. She was to me the most beautiful, patient, kind, and loving woman. She made the best grilled cheese, took a nap everyday, read her bible everday, loved everyone of her children the same but in their individual ways. She wore a ring with the birthstone of each of her chidren in it. Among the 7 children she raised, she raised the most wonderful mother in the world, Linda Labowski, my mom!

During this time in the states we have been blessed to be around not only Jeff's grandmothers, and Jubilee and Malakai's grandmothers, but many other mature women who loved on them and Jeff and I in ways that were grandmotherly. We love each of these women and thank God for their displays of love towards us. May we pass it on!

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