Grandma & GrandpaI know she'll live on through us, her nine children and 22 grandchildren and the countless people whose lives she touched. She was one of the best Christian role models I have been blessed to have in my life. She truly knew how to let her light shine. She was always willing and happy to help, always there for those who needed her.
Grandpa, Grandma and their nine childrenGrandma was also my crafty hero. There was nothing she couldn't do. From sewing, cross stitch and embroidery to quilting and crochet, she had it all covered. She was a seamstress, toy-maker and costume designer. She made everything from everyday play clothes to wedding dresses. Most importantly, she sewed with all of us from the time we were old enough to sit in her lap. She instilled a love of creativity in us all.
Grandma sewing with my sister, Amber
Grandma made each of us grandchildren feel like we were the most special grandchild a person could have. We all felt "the closest" to her. There wasn't "a favorite" because we all were. She made sure to spend quality time with each of us. She was an amazing woman and, in my opinion, there will never be anyone more loved and missed than Loretta Eleanor.
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."