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Food For The Soul

Mondays I traditionally post a new recipe, but today it’s a recipe for joy; today I offer food for the soul.

In the midst of chemo treatments, on a day I was paying and organizing medical bills (yikes!), a note from my dearly departed grandmother literally fell into my lap. It was the calming balm of love I needed; it was the reminder of not only her love, but God’s.

Food for the Soul

My grandmother sent this to me when I was a mere babe of 16-years-old and having a hard go at life. So many years later, reading the words in her own handwriting, it brings to mind the many conversations we had, her guidance, her concern, her hand on mine, her listening ear, her simplicity in faith, as she conveyed her strength to me.

Over and over, I seemingly stumble upon her letter in the moment I need her most. She couldn’t have known almost 36 years ago, when she sat down to send me encouragement in my sorrow, that this letter would be a touchstone of comfort in many a time of need.

The underlining ~ugh~ how much I love the same underlining I used to tease her about.

As soon as the letter fell into my lap, I felt a peace and happiness that only my grandmother could evoke. I read it and laughed, then cried. How I long to hear her voice, to see her eyes, to have her hand on mine. Yet, for today, this was enough…more than I could have imagined.

I tucked it away once again. I’m hoping there will never be another need for such encouragement, but I know that day will come.

Until then, I’m keeping the faith, Grams.

 

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Jennifer S

Saturday 22nd of August 2015

Oh goodness. What I wouldn't give for something like this from my Nana! What a precious memory!

Patti Tucker

Saturday 22nd of August 2015

I will treasure it always.

Heaven

Tuesday 18th of August 2015

this makes me think of my wonderful grandmother. What a sweet testament that God and your grandmother are very much a part of your life. Good luck in your treatments!

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 18th of August 2015

Thank you!

Misty Newsome

Monday 17th of August 2015

Isn't it beautiful when you find something from your grandma? I love her cards and notes through the years even more so now that she's gone. Keep the faith!

Patti Tucker

Monday 17th of August 2015

Beautiful, yes. I'm keeping the faith!

Elle Spann

Monday 17th of August 2015

love this!! There's something special about handwritten notes. elle Southern Elle Style

Patti Tucker

Monday 17th of August 2015

The art of the handwritten note is dying. I need to remember to send some myself.

Stacie

Monday 17th of August 2015

That is so wonderful that you saved this all these years later. I love it and appreciate you sharing it with us! Stacie xo

Patti Tucker

Monday 17th of August 2015

I tucked it away and it always shows up when I need it.