22 February 2008

Tea with Great-Grandma and Nana

Tea time with my girls usually happens once a week. And since we were in Ohio this week, we enjoyed Turkish Tea using Mom's authentic Turkish Tea set she bought in Turkey in 1988. (Was that too much Turkey in one sentence?)
Mom served cinnamon tea from her beautiful china teapot, and we dropped cinnamon red hots in our cups to intensify the flavor. 
Great Grandma Showalter surrounded by Elsa, Emelyne, Carol and Sophia after tea time. 
Tea time was hosted by Mom (or Nana, depending on who you are). 

I asked Grandma if she had any words of wisdom to share with my girls. Here is what she said:

"First of all, obey your parents. Also read your Bible. Get to know Jesus."

It was special. Grandma is holding her own right now, but in her mid-eighties, her strength could wane quickly. She walks around the house using a walker, with someone always at her side in case she stumbles. She needs help with nearly every task, no matter how simple. 

These days she spends a great deal of time with her Bible in her lap and her journal close at hand. She still writes little notes about each day's happenings. And she reads. And reads. 

There is no way of knowing how long the journey will last for her. But I know she is ready for that final passage into eternity. She has spent her lifetime in pursuit of Jesus. 


Amy said...

So good to read how your grandma is doing! I remember when we were at RBC and they had us over for Sunday lunch(I think it was Easter?) and made me feel so at home.

Jenni said...

looks like you had lots of fun! and my goodness, do you ever look like your mom in that first picture! :-)

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