Monday, June 7, 2010

Grandma Randall

Audrey Randall

Grandma Randall

Isn't she lovely?

Grandma Randall recently passed away.
It seemed too soon.
But this is definitely a time that I am holding on tight
to my testimony.
Its priceless at times like these.
It's amazing to have that level of comfort during a difficult time.
I just stood back and watched Casey's family handle this
with so much grace.
Everyone of them; sad, but fully understanding where she was
and testifying in every action and word of the peace this gives.

When I first met Grandma Randall
I couldnt help but feel a little intimidated by her strength.
But soon I felt the love that she was showing through that strength.
She was a rock.
She gave off this reassuring feeling of safety and peace.
Like as long as you were tucked under her wing you'd be fine.
She is such a great example to me.
And I know that through knowing her, Ill be a better mother and wife.
And I thank her for that gift.

When in Idaho, we asked Grandpa Randall how they met...
he said he was in high school
and she nailed him with a snowball.
and instead of hitting her back,
he chased her down and gave her a kiss.

What a perfect beginning.
I so love this.

2 comments:

amber belmonte. said...

"She gave off this reassuring feeling of safety and peace.
Like as long as you were tucked under her wing you'd be fine."

i want to be that kind of grandma.
sounds like she was amazing.
um, and i love that he chased her down and kissed her after she threw a snowball at him! HAHA, that is awesome.

missing you. lots.

Whitney R said...

This is a beautiful post. I have been trying to figure out what to say about my Grandma in my post for her. THis is so simple and beautiful I may try to do something like this. Except I'm going to include her whole obituary. haha.

I am sorry we didn't get to see each other - we will for sure have a fair date. And I'll remember to tell my daughters to throw snowballs at the super cute boys they like and whoever throws one back isn't deserving. But if someone gives you a kiss don't tell dad, because he'll probably beat them up. :)