Gram Kelly was the model grandmother. She doted on her many grandchildren as though we were her sole purpose for rising in the morning. Gram made us feel so special!
She was preoccupied with leaving something behind, though. Gram worried about being able to pay for her funeral as well as leaving an inheritance for "the children" who had long since grown into adulthood! When Gram died, some of her grandchildren gathered to remember her. Armed with our memories, I had the honor of delivering the eulogy. I relayed our love for Gram's undivided attention, her special recipes, and the way she reveled in the simple pleasures of life.
I think we all shed a few tears when we realized how great Gram's legacy truly is. When I spend time with the newest generation of Gram's family, I marvel at all she has left behind. A close family, devotion to God, and an appreciation for life's simplicities that are too often lost in our busy days. When our family gathers together, when I remember to appreciate the rain, when I think about the many gifts in my life, I thank Gram for making me aware that life's rewards are far greater than success and money. Gram worried about what she would leave us...I think the best legacy is that she hasn't left us at all.
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