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Friday, March 25, 2011

(Four generations...I cherish this picture so much now.)

One in a million!

Sadly, my grandma passed this week and I am taking this opportunity to talk about one of the most amazing mothers to walk this planet. Marcella Stephens had 11 children, 47 grandchildren and 12 great-grand children. During her memorial service, my uncle Bob told a story that described my grandmother so well. While in the ICU, struggling to survive, my uncle had fallen asleep next to her bed and in the middle of the night, he awoke to her covering him with a blanket. On her death bed, she was more concerned about her fifty year old son then how challenging it was going to be to get her frail, weak body out of bed. I am so grateful to have known her.


Amy said...

You have a lot of the same wonderful qualities as your grandma did, friend. What a legacy she created. xo!

Kelly O. said...

So sorry to hear of your loss...prayers of healing and good memories for your family.

Christina said...

so sad to hear about your grandma. What a beautiful story of her last hours, truly a testament!

If you want, next time you see me, bring me a CD/DVD w/ that sweet photo on it and I can play w/ it in photoshop to emphasize you four lovely ladies and minimize the background. xo

Learning As I Go Blog said...

Thank you so much!

Christina, WOW...thank you so much! I would love that. XOXO

Kara said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Many prayers!!

emily said...

{hugs} danielle. i'm just catching up on my favorite blogs and am so sorry to hear of your loss. she sounds like an amazing woman and such a wonderful role model.