Mother's Day Tribute to Grandma


EileenIt was Saint Bernard of Clairvaux who said, "We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us."

I choose to believe that was written explicitly about my mom, Virginia Smith. Mother of five, grandmother of 26, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, she provided that resting place for all of us.  

Join seven of her grandchildren and me on a trip down memory lane as we pay a most well-deserved tribute. 

Ginny: "I was blessed to be given her name, Virginia Leigh, and she will always be a huge part of my life. I can vividly see, hear and smell some of those memories. Grandma would greet us at the door smiling and sit us down at the table for mashed potatoes and tapioca pudding. I miss the holidays the most as Grandma was the center of it. She taught me how to pour out love to everyone and to spread joy no matter the circumstances. I love her with all my heart."

Aspen: "What I remember most about Grandma was her smile. She was always so happy to see us, feed us and entertain us. She'd take us out to the barn and show us around always telling stories. One was about a bird they had when my Dad was young that said swear words! She also let Ginny and I go on the hammock when my mom and dad weren't watching. I love you, Grandma Smith, and know you're watching over us!"


5/14/2015 2:12:30 PM

My best memories are being at Mother Ruths farm .Thank you for calling to mind some I haven't thought of in a while . .

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