Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Grandma Jane


This is Chuck's (step) grandma Jane. She is now 98 years old and pretty amazing. Her youthfulness inspires me and her sweetness is a blessing. Just think of all that has changed in 98 years. It is almost hard to comprehend. She is such a beautiful lady and she just makes you smile.


On our recent trip we made the effort to visit most of Chuck's relatives. It really was great to reconnect with all his family. On our last day we made the extra effort to go and visit "Grandma Jane". I just couldn't be within driving distance to her and not go and see her. She is truly one of the sweetest little old ladies around. She sends a birthday card (in her shaky handwriting) for all of our birthdays (she has never missed one yet). She is really quite sharp and able to keep up with the conversation (only a little hard of hearing). We enjoyed her telling us stories of her childhood and her favorite doll. She is just about as cute as they come.


Tally just opened the card that Grandma Jane sent for her birthday and she had included a hand written letter. It was such a special letter that Tally put in a special place to keep. She thanked us for coming to visit her and let us know how much she appreciated it.


Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world ~ James 1:27

11 comments:

Karen said...

Very sweet!! I am sure it was VERY appreciated by her. Glad she has sweet letters to cherish... letter writing is a lost art...I want to rekindle that in my children ( old school) :)

Have a great day!

Elle J said...

That is really neat! My Grandma is 97, but has Alzheimer's so we no longer have her fun stories about life on the farm and how much has changed in 97 years. I am thankful that you have your Grandma's memory to learn from ... very unique. :)

Tiffany said...

What a special woman! I'm sure she was blessed by your visit and the time you took to spend with her.

K-Sue said...

Good times; special letter.

Lee and Bev said...

Sweet, soft pictures, Cris. What a wonderful heritage God has given to you and Chuck.

Tim and Susan said...

I LOVE that verse...called to those orphans, man!!!

So glad you could honor Chuck's family and especially Grandma Jane.

Tim and Susan said...

Doesn't that just want that to make you be HER when you are 98 years old...still sending cards to your grandchildren and great-grandchildren for b-days!!!

marilyn said...

She has always been a very special lady. My mother and she were the best of friends. When I was a little girl, I remember she and my mom laughing together so much.

Mom had told us all that she wanted "Aunt Jane" to be our "Mom" when the Lord were to call her home.

She is indeed sharp. None of us have ever even gotten a card late from her. Mostly they arrive a day early or on that date. There are at least 25 people on our side of the family that she never misses plus many nieces and nephews on her side of the family.

Julie said...

AWW, so sweet. It makes me miss all of my older relatives (who all passed away in the last 5 years). It is so great that you got to visit Grandma Jane...cherish her!!

Chuck Peters said...

Hooray for Grandma Jane. She really is a great lady. =)

Crista said...

That is really awesome. I hope you have enlarged and framed that picture, because that is definately one to be treasured. Oh, wouldn't that be neat for Tally to make something that includes that picture and the letter she just received? Lol, like you need any more crafts to do, but just a thought...