Here are a few things I learned from my grandma. She was one of the smartest, funniest, strongest women I’ve had the privilege to know and love….
- Keep God first
- Work hard
- Save money
- Tell the truth, even if your voice shakes
- Humor is always welcome and usually necessary
- Be straight with your man, he’ll appreciate and respect you for it
- Give to others
- Pray for others, both international and domestic
- Be a witness
- You are a living example
- Love hard
- Time is precious
- A timely joke can cut the tension in a room like nothing else
- Chicken taco and spaghetti tastes better (to me) with veggie-meat instead of real meat
- Fried okra has never tasted better (to me) than straight from Grandma’s skillet
- Heaven will be the greatest family reunion any of us can ever imagine!
As a child and adult, my grandma took me to lunch and shopping for my birthday. This tradition continued until she couldn’t physically do it anymore. I looked forward to it every year. That special time she carved out just for me was the best gift she ever gave me. With my birthday quickly approaching, I am reminded of how much she loved me. I am forever grateful and blessed to be her granddaughter.