Monday, December 10, 2007

Grandma Lilly

"Most blessed of women is Jael [Lilly], the wife of Heber the Kenite [Leonard the farmer]; most blessed is she of women in the tent." Judges 5:24
This is Grandma Lilly. She has been a constant in my life as long as I can remember. Born in 1920, she has seen her share of hard work on the farm, as well as in the school cafeteria. And always manages to keep her opinion to herself (why didn't I inherit that trait?).

She and my late-grandfather raised 5 children. Those 5 produced 22 grandchildren. Those 22 have multiplied to 30+ great-grandchildren (and still counting). One of the great-grandchildren even has her name. (Did I mention they also temporarily raised four of Grandpa's cousins?)

Taken during our trip back to KS in October, this photo shows her holding the most-recent great-grandchild, Leila Mae (my brother's daughter).

Grandma, thank you for being such a strong, constant, get-it-done example for me.

11 comments:

PAT said...

Paula, this is a beautiful post about your beautiful grandmother!

Pat

Farmer Blu's Wife said...

What a great post. I think she looks great!!!! By the way, I left the house early this AM. The Count Your Blessings is up now. Sorry. I did not get home until a little bit ago. I never leave the farm and it threw me for a loop!! =)

photowannabe said...

The smile of an angel. How lovely and a delightful tribute.
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog Paula. So good to hear from you again.

Kelli said...

What a lovely post about your special grandma, Paula!
Kelli

Farmgirl Cyn said...

What a heritage you have inherited! Truly a blessing from the Lord!

Kelli said...

Just stopping by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!
Love and hugs,
Kelli

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a lovely lady and I love the name Lilly!

oldmanlincoln said...

They make a lovely couple. The expression is intense.

Marci said...

Paula, I hope all is well on the homestead. I realize you are making right choices, but I miss your posts. =)

Anna said...

What a lovely picture...also, I love your profile!

Anna said...

Yes Paula! It is me, Anna, from the UK! We moved to Atlanta a few months ago!

Thanks for the kind word on my blog! I am glad you are visiting again!