Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

"She's my #1 Granddaughter"

I had it really had it on my heart to take my Gram out to dinner. So I called her up and asked her if she wanted to have dinner, "when?" was her reply. "right now, I'll leave and come pick you up". She said I'll be ready.

You know the story of my gram, she's not always nice. But frankly, I don't have much more time with her. God has done a great work in me putting together the pictures of when I was little, seeing how bright and smiley she was when all of us were around.

I never know what I might come up against when I get there. I always kind of protect my heart in a way, and really that's not a good way to live or spend time with those that you love. I was listening to Third Day "Consuming Fire" on the way. When I listen to worship music it take the rough edges down, the music of God melts away the ice crystals that are forming so there is nothing left but an open heart. That sounds completely dorky but thats the only way I can explain it.

She wanted pizza. Pizza is not good on a day that I already didn't do well. Oh well, Gram wants pizza and I can only hope that God is merciful on those calories sticking to my butt. So we went to a little resturaunt somewhere in Westland called Angelo's and had pizza and salad. I will admit that it's difficult to hold a conversation sometimes because I don't think she understands about my work (but we talked about Phyllis chasing after God, and she said she was proud!) and she doesn't get out a whole lot, but we managed.

She must have told me 100 times how much she loved her surprise dinner and the candy I brought her. She told everyone how I was her #1 Granddaughter. It was a good day and a good memory. For both of us.

I know the song doesn't have anything to do with the love of a g-ma and a g-daughter, but it's the song God used. Be blessed by it.


Sara said...

i could learn a lesson or two from you my friend.

Pat said...

You are a #1 granddaughter for sure.
I admire you.

Jada's Gigi said...

What a great story! and a wonderful thing to do with your it always pays to listen to that still small voice...:)

Arlene said...

Older ones can surely be difficult, but God is working in your life and helping you lead your daughter by example!

Heather Smith said...

I'm glad that God allowed you to have a soft heart! It definitely changes our outlook on things! I LOVE Third Day! I got to meet them last year! Totally awesome I tell you! Totally awesome!

KayMac said...

So glad you had a wonderful day w/ your grandmother.

Side note. Angelo's was the first place my husband and I went to eat at. It is very very close to my house!

Amber Land said...

That is a great story. You should write it down and save so you can read it anytime the bad memories start to overtake the good ones.