Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Oh How I Love Jesus"

My grandmother, who we called "Mamoo," passed away five days before my daughter E was born. It was a bitter-sweet week that literally began with the death of my sweet Mamoo and ended with the birth of my sweet daughter.

My Grandmother, "Mamoo"

E, Shortly After Her Birth

My grandmother left an incredible legacy of love and service, and I hope to be able to pass that on to my daughter.  One of the many things I remember about my grandmother was her singing, "Oh How I Love Jesus" to me one time when I was sick.  I was way too old to be rocked, but she put me in her lap and rocked me back and forth and sang, "Oh How I Love Jesus" until I fell asleep. 

Shortly after E's birth, I was rocking her to sleep and I started singing "Oh How I Love Jesus".  I've continued to sing this song to her every night, so, although my daughter never got the privilege of knowing her great-grandmother, she will always know that her great-grandmother (and mother) loved Jesus.  On the 2nd anniversary of my grandmother's death (today) my daughter sang, for the very first time, "Oh, how… love Jesus… Oh, Oh… love Jesus." 

Many have said, E has her Mamoo's smile and I agree!

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