There are so many things that I think of when I look back on the portion of my great-grandmother's life that I was apart of. But, the word that keeps coming up when I think on her life and how it's affected me is gratefulness. 

I'm grateful to have witnesses what a life well lived looks like. To see a testimony in the life of grandma of the blessings you receive by remaining faithful to the Lord. There's a saying that says "preach the gospel at all times and when necessary, use words." I'm grateful to her for preaching the gospel at all times through the way she lived her life.

I'm grateful for the Legacy of family I have seen that began with grandma and grandpa. If it were not for their passion for Christ, their discipline in living for Him, and their devotion to pass biblical principles on to their family, I may not have known what to look for in my own husband who carries these same values and with me will continue this legacy of faithfulness to the Lord that was started with grandma and grandpa. 

I'm grateful for her style! Anyone of the girls in the family will tell you that she liked straight hair! She always kept me on my toes and made me want to look my best... when I knew she'd be in the room. :) 

Even though we are sad she isn't physically here with us, it was an incredible blessing that she was able to see and visit with 7 of her children, 12 grand children, 26 great grand children, and her one great-great child (in utero). I personally am grateful that she modeled a life well lived for all of us to see and that she was able to see the vastness of her legacy before her time on earth was complete. Well done grandma.