Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Birthday Grammy!

This is a picture of my mother in law (from 2 years ago!). She is pictured here with all her grandchildren but one, and has since become a great grandma!
Wednesday, October 31st was her 86th birthday.
She is an amazing woman. She was a missionary in Senegal, West Africa for over 20 years. Two of her six children are buried there, one dying as an infant and one at age 10, who was killed by a crocodile. She tells everyone that she has learned to Praise the Lord regardless of her circumstances. She is busy with her church, serves at the local food bank, plays the piano and a nursing home every week, and often times takes care of "old people".
We wish we could see her more, as we would love to have the children hear all her stories. She was quite the mischievious child! We think our Sarah must take after her, as she is very sanguine and loves to talk to everyone!
Happy Birthday dear Jean. We love you!


  1. Has your mother-in-law written a book? This sounds like the stuff great books and movies are made of. It is hard to comprehend someone coming through that kind of tragedy and serving the Lord with gladness. It speaks volumes of her love for the Lord.
    I didn't know Tim had experienced that pain either. Perhaps that is one of the keys to his compassion and caring personality.
    Becky K.

  2. She has never written a book - maybe I will suggest it. She has lived an amazing life.
    Tim was 2 when his oldest brother died, and not even a twinkle in his daddy's eye when the baby died. He is very compassionate and caring, and maybe this has contributed to that.


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