Monday, November 3, 2008

What will my grandchildren say about me?

As many of you know, Obama's grandmother passed away last night in her home in Honolulu. She played a vital role in the life of Obama and no matter what side of the political fence you are on...or if you are riding it...you must agree that a woman who could impact her grandchildren in such a way must have been amazing.

In a statement released today Barack and his sister said this about their grandmother...

"She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength and humility. She was the person who encouraged us to take chances."

Don't you LOVE that! I am going to hang that on my fridge to remind me of the power we have as mom's and (someday) grandmother's to positively affect those around us.

My passion for many years was to be a missionary in Africa...to help...not to evangelize. But that dream fell short due to some medical complications. So after many weeks of counseling I came to terms with the fact that I gave up my backpack and Birkenstocks (it was the nineties) for an equally fulfilling and challenging mission of being a wife and mother to my sweet little family.

God works through us....not always in the way that we want...but in the way that we need.

So live in the moment! Share what you have with who you're with and enjoy this life!

2 comments:

Coco said...

Angela - I am so proud of you for doing this. I'm totally on board!

jenzai said...

Lovely post. It got me thinking about how I can cut all sorts of slack for my two grandmothers and how my nieces and nephews think their grandmother (my mother) practically walks on water, and yet, even at age 36 I still pull out that magic magnifying class when it comes to the things that bother my about my mom and can be so incredibly hard on her. The laws of Karma tell me that my own children (at least some of them) will be similarly hard on me, and yet perhaps there is hope for me with my grandchildren...

and thankfully I am getting better about putting that magic magnifying glass down more as I get older.