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True Godly Women

I’ve had the blessing through the years of knowing so many Godly women.

There are a few that really meant the world to me.

Pull up a chair, get comfy and let me tell you about these three amazing women that have touched my life in such a wonderful way, and of course, there are many others because of their faithful love for our Father God.  

The first dear sweet lady was Mrs. Bramlett, if you have read the blog ” Those ol Mom and Pop Places., you will know exactly who I am talking about. 

Mrs. Bramlett was simply a pure sweet God fearing lady.  She never had an unkind word about anything or anybody.   

She loved the Lord, loved people, and read the Bible daily.  I so loved her.

I worked at their little cafe for a bit, and in the afternoon when times slowed down we would have a glass of tea and Bible study time. I learned so much from her.

But, what really touched my heart was when Mr. Bramlett passed away, she stood there in the funeral home, and I never saw her shed a tear. They were a dear couple that was married for over 50 years, and she said: ” It was all okay, she knew he was with the Lord, and she had peace beyond measure knowing he was with God.”

She was indeed a very precious, kind, caring woman that always had a smile for everyone and God in the center of her world.

I so love and miss her!

The next dear lady that I want to tell you about was a precious soul that everybody called Mammaw Pearson. She was my first husbands Mammaw, but more importantly, she was a true saint.

She read her Bible always, knew it cover to cover, walked the walk and never ever had a bad thought about anybody. She was a dainty little soul, with a sheepish smile and such a soft voice. She taught me so very much about God’s word and loving others.

I can remember one of the many family get-togethers, and how everybody was invited, even those that were once married, they all were still family to her always.

But what I remember most about Mammaw Pearson was when the kids and I spent a few days with her while Pappaw was in the hospital. Mammaw would kneel down every night with us by the bed for bedtime prayers.

She was a joyful, sweet kind soul that everybody loved so dearly.

Oh, how I love and miss her.

The last lady I want to talk about was a dear sweet lady that I knew in the work world. She worked at the office across the street from mine. I would go over often for various work reasons.

A very precious soul that I called Ms. Janet worked there. She was a true sincere kind woman.

She always had a smile, and lunches with her were always so enjoyable. We would talk about our families, Church and the Bible.

She so loved God and lived it.  I never heard her say an unkind word about anybody.

Even later when she got cancer, I never once heard her complain. “It’s in Gods hands.”   Her faith and prayers, and the prayers of so many others helped her through tough times with cancer and treatments.

Cancer eventually won and she went home to be with the Lord.

But oh how I miss her and that smile she had every day, no matter what was going on in her life.

I loved and greatly respected Ms. Janet, she was a true Saint!

I feel I have been so very blessed in my life with Godly women throughout my life.

From Grandmas to neighbors, to Mammaw and my first Mother in law.

All the precious souls at Shiloh where I went for years to Cloverleaf where I go now.

All the precious women I’ve worked with through the years and befriended.

God has truly blessed me with Godly women, mentors, prayer partners and friends.

I am so very grateful to the Lord up above for placing each dear precious soul in my life.

My prayer is that I will be thought of as a Godly woman just as all of these precious women are and were and that someday I can be that same Godly soul touching other women’s hearts!

Seniors

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I absolutely love Seniors!!!

I always have, ever since I was a little girl.

I found it fascinating to listen to my grandparents stories of “the old days” or “way back then” or ” when I was a youngun.”

I so wish they were still here, I would have spent a lot more time listening to them!

And usually just about every story they told would bring a light to their eyes and a smile to their face.

Have you ever really taken time to just sit and visit with a Senior?

They have so much wisdom to share with all of our younger generations including us old folks in our fifties.

They are like a library of knowledge and wisdom.

A few years ago I worked with Seniors a lot, and I still cherish each of those memories to this day.

Yes some were less than kind, at times some were just mean, but most often it was simply a joy and a privilege to be able to sit and visit with them.

I loved to listen to their stories, sometimes over and over; a few had Alzheimer’s really bad, so I would hear the same stories repeatedly, a lot of times in the same day, but it didn’t matter.

They were reliving memories in their own lives that brought them peace and joy, you could hear it in their voice, see it on their faces.

Growing up I spent a lot of time with my Grandma, and her and Grandpa would have company often. They would just sit around and visit, goodness how I miss those times.

And the stories they could tell, it was always so much fun, to listen to them.

I wish people still took time for our elders the way we should. They so deserve our utmost love and respect and kindness.

So many Seniors feel like they dont matter anymore, they are just in the way, that could not be farther from the truth.

Maybe they cant get around like they once did, or even hear or see like in the younger days; but folks our Seniors are so very special, and they matter so much.

I wish the generations today had the manners, morals and respect and work ethics that our Grandparents had and instilled in their children; and some of us tried to instill in our own children.

Young adults and kids today are so different than they were 30 years ago. They all dont know what they are missing by not taking time to appreciate the older generations.

Oh, the things we all can learn from them, at any age.

At our little Church, it is mainly the older generations, and oh how I love it!!!

Do I think of them as old? Nope, not one of them, in my book; you aint old til you reach a hundred!

But oh my goodness, how I love and cherish each and everyone of them.

They are true treasures!!!

I hope you think about the Seniors in your neighborhood, your family, your Church, the work place, wherever you may be; perhaps even just a person you pass by sometime.

Take the time to say hello, address them with respect by saying mam or sir.

Hold the door for them, let them go in front of you.

Be really kind, if you are in a restaurant and see a Senior or a couple eating alone, quitely ask the waitress for their ticket and just buy their meal for them, anonymously.

Show kindness, true kindness, and treat them the way you would want someone to treat your own grandparent; or the way you would like to be treated when you are their age.

I promise you, if you have any morals and respect at all for others, you will so enjoy those brief encounters, you both will be blessed.

There’s an old saying, “Sometimes you are the only Bible a person ever reads.”

Well, sometimes you may be the only person that has a chance to speak to them that day, or even in a few days; so be kind and sow some joy in their day.

I promise you, if you do so with good intentions and sincerity, God will smile on you too.

So try it, will ya?

Til next time!!!

Children!

I absolutely love children!

It doesn’t matter their age, boy or girl, nationality, age; I simply love children.

It’s true sometimes having children around can be tiring, especially as you age, but children are also one of the greatest joys this side of Heaven!!

Yes, there are times, they will throw a temper tantrum, or make you feel like pulling your hair out.  Or maybe you have asked them over and over to clean their room or brush their teeth, til your just blue in the face.

But……………………

There are also all the times when they give you those big smiles, or wrap their arms around your neck for a hug, or say ” I love you!” that just absolutely melts your heart!

All those times they make you something at school, or color you a picture to hang on the refrigerator, or maybe come in from outside with those dirty little hands, great big smiles and a little flower they picked just for you!

You just can’t help but love children!

Both of mine are grown now, in their 30’s; even the grandchildren are growing up way too fast.   My goodness, they are already in the preteen and teen years.

Time has a way of slipping by oh so fast!  

I wrote the poem below many many years ago when my children were approaching the tween stage. 

 I hope you enjoy it!

CHILDREN

Children are a special creation

That God gave to man.

Asking only for one promise

Raise them the best we can.

There are many times it’s painful

As we watch their hearts break.

Standing by sad and mournful

As we too hurt and ache.

Yearning to make it better

And wipe away all tears.

Yet knowing that they must learn

To deal with life’s fears.

As we watch our children grow

More and more each day.

We teach them all that we know

And every day we pray.

Looking to the Lord for guidance

As we fulfill this important task.

Of raising our children, God has given

In the way that He has asked.

 

Folks cherish your children, grandchildren and those all around you!

They grow up so very fast.

Always take time for them, hug them, and be sure to let them know each day…..

I LOVE YOU…… I am SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!

I bet they would love to hear it!

Who knows you might just hear I love you right back!

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