Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My "Elect" Lady!!

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Today has been a very melancholy day - I got a phone call this morning from my mom telling me that Grandma had passed away. She has wanted to leave this earth for quite some time. I can only imagine the joyous reunion she has had:) What a blessing this lady has been in my life. As a child I had the privilege of her living close by. She was my school teacher in the 1st grade and then again in the 3rd grade, she was a loving teacher. I have so many fond memories, too many to name. She taught by example and is truly a virtuous woman. I long to be like her, I have never met anyone so forgiving. She has lived a beautiful life. There is a scripture in D&C 25:2-3 that reminds me of her, although it is talking about Emma, I feel that I can replace my grandma's name with hers. It reads... and if thou art faithful and walk in the paths of virtue before me, I will preserve thy life, and thou salt receive an inheritance in Zion. Behold, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou art and elect lady whom I have called.
My grandma is my "elect" lady, her life was definitely preserved, 96 years old is not to shabby. I will be forever grateful for the legacy she has left behind. I thank her for raising such an amazing son who I love and adore. My cup runneth over!!!!!


Aunt Tiff said...

Dito to everything you said! Im jealous that you got her as a teacher! But truly...she has taught us all!!

Skousen Seven said...

What a beautiful tribute!!! I had Mrs. Tenney in 3rd grade also! I remember learning times tables to a record she had us sing everyday, I don't think she ever did pull the hair on the back of my neck!
She was truly a beautiful and special woman!

donnabigler said...

I, too, am grateful for the example of such an incredible woman. It is hard to lose such a beautiful example of love and forgiveness. I am also grateful for the children and grandchildren which she brought into this world. I don't know what I would do without all of you. May your hearts be comforted at this time. I love you.

debrajo said...

You're following in her footsteps to be an "elect lady", too. I know it.

I, by the way, am also jealous that you got to have her as a teacher at school. : )

Yesterday was a day filled with emotion, and overbearing all my emotions was a deep sense of gratitude for the legacy she left us. We could teach lessons upon lessons by referring to her life alone and teaching our kids to follow her example. I had the thought that she saved our family, and then I felt like she would say it was the Lord who saved our family. I'm so grateful that she had such an open heart, and that she chose to follow the Lord. Her choices alone have forever affected all of us, and I feel so fortunate to be in such a tight nit family with her as our beloved matriarch. I could go on forever. I love her so much.

I love you so much, too, and am so excited to see you on Saturday!