Food For The Soul

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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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  1. XOXOX Beautiful!

  2. This is so sweet and beautiful! I just passed the two year mark since my grandmother left this world and I miss her dearly. I know how important these little momentoes can be.

  3. Gotta love Grandma wisdom

  4. This just reminds me of how much I love and adore my grandmother and how lucky I am! Time for a phone call!

  5. It left me with tears streaming down my face. I wish I’d had a grandmother like her. But I’ll settle for enjoying the words and sentiment yours shared with you, I am really glad that you shared this.

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

  7. love this!! There’s something special about handwritten notes.
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  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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

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