September 30, 2013

one of my most prized possessions.

This ring was my grandmother's spoon ring.  I have never seen her wear it, but when she passed away and my aunts/mom were going through her jewelry, this was one of the things that my mother took. When she brought it home, I knew that I wanted it and really haven't taken it off since. It's a beautiful ring, so old and so unique.  Several times a month, someone comments on what a beautiful ring it is; I just smile and begin telling a story of my grandmother. When that moment happens, it doesn't really matter if I was in a rush to get somewhere.The world just stops for a few moments and I think about all the memories I had with her.  She taught me how to knit, encouraged me to be a woman after God's heart, and to love people even if they don't love you back. She made some of the best yeast rolls and was always active in the church and community...she was always a servant to others. My grandmother is no longer with us, but there isn't a day that goes by without me looking down at my hand and thinking of her. I am so thankful that God chose me to be one of her granddaughters.  She was such a special woman and I will always remember her.