Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day Week: Grandma Carol

Today I thought I'd swing over to the other side of the family tree for a moment and share with you my Grandma Carol, she's my father's mother. My Grandma Carol is a lady to her core, she is well-mannered, well spoken, beautiful and kind. She has a giving spirit and she passed it on to her children.

Karen, Sue, G-pa George, G-ma Carol
My aunts Karen and Sue, my father (check out the white belt), my Grandpa George, and Grandma Carol

This statuesque beauty lived the life of a farm wife, raising her children in rural Northern Montana. If you know her you might not imagine that she would be at home on a farm, but she did make it a home. All you have to do is watch my father walk around the farm now and know what kind of a home she made it back then. She raised three wonderful children. My father is a good man and I firmly believe that behind that good man is a good mother!

Carol in Barley field 2004
My Grandma Carol more recently

Lest you think that my Grandma Carol is just a farm wife let me tell you that this woman is more well-traveled than most. I remember as a child I received gifts from her travels around the world!!

She has a network of family and friends who love her deeply and admire this woman of quiet independence, tremendous strength in loss, love without limits (I absolutely mean no limits), and a life of faith. She has been such an example to her children, grandchildren and now great grandchild with her poise and beauty, her kindness and love. I see it stamped all over my family, a legacy of love.


eLiZaBeTh said...

Maria! I love that you are posting about each of the wonderful women that are a part of you & a part of Cordelia. What a legacy of wonderful women in your it!

Stacy said...

I'm with Elizabeth! It's great!

elizabeth said...

so fun to read about your grandma and great grandma!

and i know that you are enjoying putting these posts together! thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

What a beautiful tribute! :)

eLiZaBeTh said...

P.S. I was nominated for a Stiletto Award and I am passing in onto you. You are an excellent blogger and I love reading your blog know that it helps me get through my days in this place! lol

Gypsy said...

You again said it so beautifully. Grandma Carol has an inner strength like no other!

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