She was the sweetest little fireball I have ever met.
She loved us all immensely.
And we loved her.
She was witty and never short of a come back.
Her only daughter (my mother-in-law), Nancy, was her best friend. I'm pretty sure of it.
She'd beat the tar out of you in cards and not feel bad about it. Not one bit.
Speaking of tar, she was an avid Tar Heels fan.
She walked with a limp her whole life, but never once did I hear her complain in the 14 years I knew her.
She was close to her son-in-law.
If you ever got the upper hand in a game, she'd made a little fist and wave it around threateningly. I loved that. It cracked me up!
She had two grandsons. In her mind, they hung the moon. You could tell.
She loved Nicki and I like we'd been there all along.
She joked around. Even right up til the end, I'm told.
She was passionate about food. In the midst of enjoying this meal, she'd always be anticipating the next one.
She had seven great-grandchildren, who had the priviledge of knowing her and spending time playing, cuddling, chatting and reading with her.
She had a wall full of framed photos of the ones she loved in her living room.
I'm gonna miss her hugs.
Her cards for every occasion.
The way she'd say, "Love you!"
How she'd nod off and insist that she was awake.
Her cranberry jelly.
Playing board games and card games with her.
How she'd hold the little ones and chat with the big boys.
Granny was a very special lady and we will miss her.
She has left quite a legacy.
And now she is enjoying her inheritance with her Savior!
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
I Peter 1:3-9