Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Do You Want To Be Missed?

Psalm 16:6
 "The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;
 yea, I have a goodly heritage."

I had a friend I could always call. I could call her when I  needed a Sancho from the little Taco Restaurant. She even searched high and low for some good watermelon in the dead of winter to satisfy my cravings when I was going to have my first baby. She would take me to Dairy Queen to get a chocolate malt~she would always get vanilla and drink coffee with her malt. She could make anything sick feel better~be it a little girl or the little girl's sick kitty. She was an amazing housekeeper. She only had one arm due to cancer but she could drive a stick shift and work wonders around anyone I knew who had two arms. She liked the color pink~and I watched her put her lipstick on in her little pink bathroom many times.  She wore green eyeshadow. She told me it looked like I had lost weight every time I saw her ~bless her heart! Her clothes smelled like Downy and her dishes had to be washed with Palmolive. She was the ultimate homemaker.  Her home was always spotless. Even the towels in her linen closet were stacked perfectly neat. Her whites were bright. She taught me to fold a flat sheet so tight around a mattress that you could bounce a quarter off of it. She had many great qualities and many talents.  I don't miss her today because she could keep a spotless house. I miss her so much is because she loved me, she accepted me, and she made me feel special.

This special friend was my grandmother~Grandma, Baker!

 I found security and safety in her. It has been 17 years since she went home to be with her Heavenly Father and my Grandpa who she just could not wait to be with again. I still miss her today! I don't miss her because she could do EVERYTHING so well. I miss her because she loved me. I found strength in her. She was my hero. She invested so much of herself in me. She taught me so many things!

Do you want to be missed someday? Then make sure you are "missable" by investing your life in others. Make up your mind that someone in your world will get the love and acceptance they crave from you.

When I get to Heaven after I meet Jesus~ it will be my Grandmother I will want to see next. I know I will not have to look far for she will be waiting for me!



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