We came home from North Carolina (Inspired) a week ago Sunday to the news that Jared's grandmother had passed away at 97. We were so blessed to have seen her just 3 weeks ago on our way to MI for Mega Meet. Although she couldn't recall our names, she knew who we were and she asked if we had moved into our new house. She was a vibrant, strong, happy lady through her early 90's but the past two years Dimentia crept in and took almost every recent memory from her. While it was a sad occasion, it was also a celebration of a life well lived. She was a strong Christian woman who endeared the loss of a husband and a son, both gone too soon - how she must have longed for that reunion!
Jared's cousin Deb wrote her a letter that was read at the service. It was a memoir of the days she spent on Grandma's farm as a child and the simple pleasures, like stringing buttons and baking bread, that truly make life memorable. It was Grandma's gift of time and attention - not fancy gifts - that meant the most.