I have also decided to link this to "Show and Tell" today which is hosted every week by Kelli at There Is No Place Like Home. What's more special to share than an old photo with a few special memories. Thank you for hosting this Kelli.
Friday Fotos is just one foto today. This is a picture of my sweet maternal grandmother, Emma May Henderson (aka “Ma”). She lived about 20 miles from us. As little girls, Marilyn and I went with Mother religiously to see her every Saturday morning as well as other times sporadically. We bought her groceries, did things around the house for her, and made sure her offering was ready for Sunday morning! That was the most important thing to her.
With a poor quality photo, you can’t see her expression but she loved her yard. With cane in hand, she would walk for hours outside enjoying the flowers. She did have a beautiful one. Her driveway was even lined with beautiful irises of all colors. Her backyard had the softest St. Augustine grass; we just wanted to kick off our shoes every time we were back there.
The house was great -- white framed with red trim. The porch was a favorite. It was painted a traditional gray. Notice the red bench. I have some fond memories staying with her overnight. We would sit out there on the bench talking and sometimes waiting for the ice cream truck. She was such a great little witness for the Lord. She talked to me about how much Jesus loved me and how lucky I was to have a mother and daddy who loved me as they did.
By the time Rick and I married, she had moved to a nursing home in town on the same street where we lived. We picked her up every Sunday to take her to church. She had her cane in hand, shawl around her shoulders, and a sweet smile on her face.