100 years. My Grandma Clara was born September 6th, 1912. She’s not EXACTLY 100 yet, but we celebrated her birthday yesterday as that’s when all the family could get together.
It’s amazing to think about all that Grandma has seen in her 100 years. She remembers horses and buggies, and wood burning stoves. She lived through the Great Depression and 2 World Wars. It’s no wonder that the internet sounds a bit intimidating!
Here’s Grandma Clara with her 2 sons (she also has 3 daughters, one of whom, is my mom). All of her children love Jesus.
Doesn’t she look great?!?
Here are just SOME of her GREAT-grandchildren singing “Jesus Loves Me”. Others were not able to be there. Grandma has 5 children, 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-granchildren. In that group, there are pastors, missionaries, and different professions where people live out the name of Jesus.
It struck me as we were sharing memories and things that we appreciate about Grandma, that she has done far more than we will ever know. I don’t know how many potatoes she has peeled or weeds she has pulled. I’m sure she has attended to hundreds of “owies” and squabbles and said thousands of prayers. As I looked around at a large room full of people who love Jesus Christ, it occurred to me, that her life well lived has affected each and every person there. Even the spouses that haven’t been around very long yet, have reaped the benefits of a faithful woman because she has handed down a strong legacy in Christ. My grandfather died of cancer when I was just 4, and yet, I benefit because of his faith and saying yes to leading his family as God would have him do.
So, just in case you ever thought what you are doing, day in and day out, folding the laundry, hugging that sick child, encouraging with Scripture, doesn’t matter…it does. A lot!
“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary”. ~Galatians 6:9 (NAS)
Blessings to you as you are leaving a legacy,