Saturday, June 6, 2009

A woman that will always have a special place in my heart..

I told you yesterday that today I would tell you about my great grandmother.. Her name was Ruth Reeves. It's been over a year now she passed away and went to be with her Savior.. She is a lady that I will never forget. The memories that I shared with her will always have a special place in my heart.

I was the first great grandchild on my mother's side of the family. My mom was the first grandchild and my grandmother was the first child. Pretty cool huh? Well, my first day of school my picture was in the Mobile Press Register, because I was the 4th generation to go to Tanner Williams Elementary School.

When I was in middle school, the bus always picked me up and dropped me off at my great grandmother's house. We all called her Mamaw. Everyday when I got off the school bus I would go inside and visit her. We shared a special bond. She always had coffee ready for me and she had some kind of bread made.. Sometimes it was Blueberry Muffins, Banana Nut bread (which was my favorite).. and many other kinds.. She always knew exactly what time I got off the bus so the bread was warm and the coffee was fixed. I never had drank coffee until mamaw made some. Now, her coffee was not like regular coffee, it was half coffee and half milk. It was the best. I still have one of the cups that was my cup when I was at Mamaw's, I drank out of it everyday.

She would always sat and listen to all my stories of the day. Usually on the first day of the school year, I would stay for an hour or more. I had to tell her about all my new teachers, what they were like and so on.. She always listened and give me advice..

I will always remember the one day that she prayed at her house. It was just me and her. I had never heard such a powerful prayer, she named everyone in the family just about, and prayer needs. She walked with the Lord. I always say that I hope one day when I am old that my faith will be strong like her's.

When she passed away last year, I sang at the funeral, it wasn't easy. I just reminded myself that I was singing it to her. I know that even when I was in college, she prayed for me, that I would do good in my studies and on my test.. Mamaw, I know you are in a better place now, but I sure do miss you..

1 comment:

  1. Sweetie, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mamaw. It sounds like y'all had a very special bond.

    Sorry I had to miss the reunion today. I've been on the road so much lately - I really needed a weekend to get caught up on some things here. I hope y'all had a wonderful time. I miss you and hope we can see each other soon.