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Sunday, July 08, 2007

A Letter From My Grandmother

I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

2 Timothy 1:5

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. ~Author Unknown

This letter was written in 1988. My dad wasn't the only patriarch or matriarch concerned about their children and grandchildren. My grandmother on my mother's side wrote this letter from her deathbed. Even then pleading with all loved ones to turn around and see Christ. For all of us not to take our eyes off the prize.

Here is her letter:

Dear love ones,

I love everyone of you all. Your daddy, you three kids, all the grand kids, my sister, and all the rest of my love ones. I don't like some of their ways, but I still love them. I don't know of anyone I hate. I just hope and pray all my love ones and everyone else will get saved before its too late.

For if we miss heaven we have missed all. So don't let anyone cause you to turn back. So don't worry about me. The Lord is going to let me be alright. If I don't come back, I don't want any of you to worry about me for I go to rest.

I love you all so much. And have wanted you to live for the Lord for so long. Please, don't worry about me. The Lord is going to be with me.

Love to you all. I'm going to quit. Go to bed for I am getting sleepy.

Love you all very much,



Myrtle Mae Wren Cantrell

I look at your photograph,

And I write about you,

Realizing I am not who I was,

No longer that teenager you once knew.

Wanting to see you now,

To tell you all that I have been through since you left,

Would you be disappointed in what I've become?

Finding myself in the midst of bereft.

Recalling the moments we would sit together,

Talking while you would tell me stories of the Lord,

Sharing your faith with your grandson,

Telling of heaven's great reward.

You have touched my life even now,

Guiding me in someways,

Remembering the loved ones who sought the great light,

May the Lord impart that wisdom on me to the end of my days.



Enemy of the Republic said...

Lance, this hits very close to home right now in my life so I think I won't say much. Maybe I will be able to at another time. Thank you for sharing this. I can't imagine her not being proud of you.

Shinade said...

Hi lance, First let me say that I didn't leave your community. I had someone at MBL claim my blog. So I am slowly making the rounds and rejoining my favortie sites.

And, I believe your grandmother is probably looking down upon you right now with a very loving smile.

I have four grandsons and another on the way. And I know that I would be very proud to have one such as you.

Thanks for this very touching and inspirational share.
God Bless,

Shinade said...

Lance this post is just for you. I wanted to let you know that your Bravenet Exchange is flashing over to a very wierd and strange looking site just before it loads your page.

Given55 said...

The mighty prayers of your grandmother, what a blessing

FishHawk said...

Wow, what a post. For I never had the joy of having a grandmother around; but be assured that great will be her joy when the time comes for you to join her in our Heavenly Father's Kingdom of Heaven.

Anonymous said...

What a blessing to have such a loving and encouraging grandmother. Praise God.

Chris Jones said...
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Chris Jones said...

Hey I love your blog you are so Inspirational keep up the good work!

Chris Jones

wornoutwoman said...

Beautiful post Lance. What a wonderful Grandmother you had in leading the way for her family. God bless you for sharing this.

paul martin said...

Immediately brought to mind a dream I had the night before last about my maternal grandmother - it was so real. People who make that kind of deep impression truly stay with you the rest of your life, no matter how much time passes.

Carol said...

Beautiful letter from you grandma and what a wonderful poem you wrote. You made me misty reading it - stop that! :)

God bless you brother! :)

King's Kid said...

Thank God for "seed planting" Grandmothers.

Beautiful poem and post.

Peace and blessings

Susanno said...

What a great awesome post Lance. Thank you very much for sharing it.

I've added your fabulous blog and named it "Lance's Soul"

Feel free to ask me to change it if you like the other one.



Titania Starlight said...

Hi Lance,
That was a very moving and touching letter. What an incredible love grandmothers have for their grandchildren.

I just became a grandmother last Thursday. I never knew I would be so overwhelmed with love. When I saw his picture for the first time today, I cried. And it took awhile before I could stop.

Both children and grandchildren are precious gifts. :o)


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Incredible! Keep it up and Let's bring the glory of God here.
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Peter said...

very touching letter - you are very blessed. I don't have a letter like that, but do have a legacy of strong Christian faith in the family. It truly is a blessing.


Anonymous said...

This is just so touching, Lance. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Shalom, brother.

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