1/17/2009

"It's Pink Saturday"!

Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday! I'd like to give a special thank you to Beverly over at How Sweet The Sound for being our gracious "Pink Saturday" hostess! If you haven't ever been over to Beverly's...go for a little visit! She has some of the prettiest things...today she is showcasing the most beautiful Dresden swan...all adorned with pretty pink roses!

I'd like to share with you today one of my most treasured and cherished possessions..."A Painting of Pink Roses"!

My dearest Grandma painted this beautiful rose picture for me when she was 90 yrs. old! The pretty pink roses remind me of everything that my Grandma was...beautiful, soft, fragrant, precious....and God's gift to me!!! My Grandma was a safe haven for me...she was always there and always loved and supported me unconditionally!!! In all my life, I can't ever remember a harsh or bad word coming from her mouth...she never spoke badly of anyone! She loved the Lord with all of her heart and taught me about Jesus...not only did she teach me about Jesus, but she "lived" Jesus to me! As a child, I remember that every time I went to Grandma's we would start a project...whether it would be sewing, embroidering, or crafting! She was always so patient with me, in fact, she was the most patient person that I've ever known! My Grandma is and was everything that I could ever hope to be...she has always been my hero and role model! I have always wanted to be just like my Grandma!!! My Grandma went to be with Jesus in February of last year....she was 92 yrs. old! I love and miss her...more than words can say, but I purpose to see her again!!!


"A Painting of Pink Roses"

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This is a photo of my Grandma and me. It was taken at my Grandma's 90th Birthday party! I flew down to Texas...just to surprise her...and surprise her I did!!! I'll never forget the look on her face when she seen me walk through the door....her voice was full of sweet surprise when she called out my name, "Chari"!!! After she called out my name, she was so surprised that she couldn't talk for a minute or two...that was okay...we just hugged and hugged...and kissed and kissed!!!
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This was the last photo taken of Grandma and me. Taken in November of 2007, just 3 months before she passed on into Glory! I snuck a "smooch"...hehe!!! Grandma had been working a "Word Search" puzzle...oh boy, was she ever good with those...and crossword puzzles too!!! She was such an intelligent lady!!!
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"A Painting of Pink Roses" just seemed so perfect for today's Pink Saturday! Not to mention that pink was my Grandma's favorite color! Nearly everything that my Grandma owned was pink or at least had some pink in it!!! Because of that, whenever I see pink...I always think of her....I love you, Grandma!!!
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Well my friends, I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping in to see me....I love our visits!!!
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Love ya'll,
Chari




17 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Chari, what a beautiful post for Pink Saturday. She was such a talented beautiful woman. I know you miss her..Her painting was incredible. I hope this is the way my Bailey feels about me..:-) Enjoy your w/k my friend.. hugs ~lynne~

Lynette said...

What a great post for pink Saturday Chari - the painting was great, but the pictures of you and your Grandma spoke volumes. You are so lucky to have had so many years and memories with her!
Thanks for sharing your Grandma with us!!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari,
What a beautifully touching tribute to your Grandma. She was amazing! Love your beautiful painting of Pink roses as well.
You look so pretty in all the photos. Your hair is gorgeous!
Happy Pink Saturday dear friend.
~Melissa :)

salmagundi said...

Grandma is so sweet in her purple & pink. Don't you feel so blessed to have had her for a role model. I, also, have such fond memories of the women in my family who have come before me. Thanks for sharing. Sally

Happy To Be said...

GM Chari...this has got to be the sweetest post I have ever seen..the painting is a beauty girl and to have this form your Grandma is just PRICELESS to say the least..and girl you would make your grandma proud as you are everything that she was..One day I hope one of my grand kids feel this way about me..that in some way I completed their lives..thank you so very much for sharing this beautiful story about a beautiful woman..hugs and smiles Gloria

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Chari, You grandmother was a very talented woman. She painted the rose picture when she was in her 90's. That is amazing. This was a beautiful tribute to her. I miss my grandma's so.. much, too!!
Hugs, Terrie

prof en retraite said...

Oh Chari! Your Grandma was a very talented lady! I know that painting must be so special to you! And that she was 90 at the time...amazing! Have a great weekend...Debbie

Ma'dame French said...

Chari what a beautiful pic of you and your grandma that's worth a million;) French

Fieldstone said...

Chari, Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. The painting she did was wonderful, and I can see why it has been so important to you. Hope you're feeling well in this wintery weather. Pam

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, this was such a wonderful tribute to your grandmother! You made me love her too. How amazing that she did that beautiful painting when she was 90 years old. I'm so glad that you have it. Those pictures of the two of you brought tears to my eyes. I cannot believe she was working word puzzles at that age! She looks great in that last picture that was taken shortly before you lost her. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us. laurie

Tomarie said...

Oh Chari, what a sweet post! I feel like I've gotten to know you better by getting to know your sweet Grandma! Her painting is beautiful and I love the pics of you and her! (And you're just as pretty as her painting! :-))
Thanks for sharing! L~

ann said...

YOUR GRANDMOTHER WAS AN AWESOME ARTIST.THAT PICTURE IS GORGEOUS.I KNOW YOU MUST MISS HER SO...ANN

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Chari, Thanks for visiting my tablescape and leaving such a kind compliment. I am glad to see you're around a little more often.
Hugs, Terrie

Melissa Miller said...

I have passed a very sweet award on to you! :)

ann said...

Chari,I have an award for you.It's the pretty blog one.Well deserves I might add.Ann

Anonymous said...

Chari I remember when you first posted your tea rose bedroom and you talked about your grandma. I remember thinking that you loved your grandma just like I did. Gloria you stated it perfectly that in some way our grandma's completed our lives. That is exactly how I feel about my grandma, she gave me such unconditional love, and was so fun, I always think that the best parts of me came from her. God blessed me with wonderful parents too, but my Grandma was sure the icing on the cake. Beautiful post Chari, your Grandma was so talented. I know she is always smiling looking down on her precious, wonderful Chari. Love ya Sis, Cindy

xinex said...

I just saw this, Chari. What a beautiful picture your grandma painted for you and isn't it precious for you to always remember her by? You and her look so sweet together. I can feel the love you have for each other....Christine