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~A Celebration of Life~

Updated on July 18, 2016

~Prologue~

Celebrating my grandmothers life is an honor and a gift from God, we spent the last years of her life together and it was my honor and privilege to alter my life to assist...


~GrandMother~

I'm just a branch off a tree planted long ago

in a place I knew not of, yet out of this soil emerged a woman of

great substance, beauty and magnitude, with hard but genuine love

for years I did not understand the bounty of her way

at times she left me in astonishment with the many things she would say

the rules of life she lived by, I didn't feel applied to me

but the school of hard knocks taught me a true lesson on lifes realities

as I look back over my journey and the steps that brought me here, I thank grandmother for always being honest, direct and clear

at times I laugh to myself at some of the things she said, while raising her eyes and tilting her head, "If I answer that it might lead to blood shed"

or one of her favorite lines she shared with a lot of sass and grit, "be careful where you make your bed, you may have to lay in it"

Yes! quite the comedian in her day, and God preserved her in his own special way, eighty eight years shes given to this life as a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, friend and wife

yet through the years shes always been a faithful steward in Christ, so today grandmother,
I honor you, I thank you and I celebrate your life

(©)copyright;KarenRussell

Summary

This piece depicts the shared heritage and wisdom of my grandmother, her guidance, love, and commitment to rearing three generation.

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    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      4 years ago

      Asante Sana/thank you very much!

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      cromartie.......... 

      6 years ago

      Tears ....what a story reflecting my grandma...

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU PEACENHIM, GD TO SEE YOU AGAIN, I ALWAYS ENJOY WHEN YOU DROP IN...

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      peacenhim 

      8 years ago

      Very touching!! I miss my grandmother daily, what an inspiration and gift from God! At least we have the comfort of knowing that we will see them again one day! Blessings for a wonderful weekend!

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      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANKS FOR DROPPING BY TO VISIT...

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      LINDA GOLDEN 

      8 years ago

      WONDERFUL.... I AM GOING TO BE IN TEARS IN A WHILE...

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME THE COURTESY OF READING IT, GRANDMOTHER WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AS WELL AS MY TRUEST FRIEND, WHEN SHE LEFT, A GREAT PART OF ME LEFT AS WELL, I AM STILL RECOVERING, I MISS HER SO MUCH, WHEN I THINK OF HER, IT'S HEARTBREAKING BUT, WE SPENT OVER THE LAST 10YRS TOGETHER, I ALTERED MY LIFE TO ASSIST HER & I WILL NEVER HAVE ANY REGRETS, SHE WAS MY HEART, THANKS AGAIN {TEARS} NEED TO RECOVER, SEE YOU SOON...R.K./LP!

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      KellyEngaldo 

      8 years ago

      Grandmother's wisdom and a tribute to Grandmothers everywhere. Yes, my Grandmother lived in a particular manner also. And she was always "politically correct" and a follower of Christ. The politically correct I reject but I continue to love her for her love of Christ and sharing his love with me. Thank you for sharing your Grandmother's steward in Christ.

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