Sunday, October 16, 2005

92 years young

My grandmother, Eva Lee was born in 1913 in Mulberry, Arkansas. She turned 92 today and we got to spend the afternoon and evening celebrating with her. She is a short, spunky lady who has had an amazing life. She still lives on her own and gets around very well for someone of her age. She tells stories of how mischievous she was growing up and how much fun she had as a young girl. She grew up on a farm with many siblings and they picked cotton, along with beans and berries. She met my grandfather while picking cotton. They shared over 50 years together before he went to be with the Lord. She misses him greatly, but enjoys spending time with her son, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loves the Lord and says she is ready to go be with him. So far, it appears that the Lord needs her here for some reason and she is fine with that too. She laughs easily and tells everyone whatever is on her mind, that keeps us on our toes. I feel very fortunate to have had so many years with her in my life.


athenainaminivan said...

Her children call her blessed..what more can we ask. Happy Birthday to a beautiful example of Christian motherhood.

Donna-Jean said...

What a wonderful post. My godly grandmother is well into her nineties, and is also quite ready to be with the Lord. Her understanding of who everyone is - and even who she is - has mostly left, but it will be restored in heaven. Thanks for writing.