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Sharing a pic from TobyMac

28 Oct

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28 Apr

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A picture say a thousand words – this one truly does. This is just the beginning #lebertfitness #lts #leboot #lehip #lebarre

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Grandma’s pink

17 May

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Simplicity

9 Apr

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Grandma’s hands

30 Mar

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As Grandma lays sleeping, I hold her hand. Her hands helped shape me into the person I am today. My mom worked until I was 2, and grandma was my babysitter. Her hands held me, fed me, bathed me, diapered me….those hands only spanked me one time. She said that I cried and cried & kept saying, ‘my mamaw panked me – my mamaw panked me!’ She said it broke her heart and she cried worse than me. Those hands made delicious foods and desserts. Whenever my parents, sis & I showed up to visit, she always had three cakes made – coconut cake for me, peanut butter cake, & Hershey bar icing cake. She was very well-known for her cakes with her family, friends & church. The pastor & his family always received their favorite cake at birthdays and holidays. Those hands set the tradition of making 20+ kinds of goodies at Christmas time – date cookies, fudge, orange slice cake, Russian teacakes, chocolate chip cookies, date cookies, apricot kolachkis, and more. Those hands gave me some of the best back scratches I’ve ever had….no one could scratch my back like her. Her hands supported me many times – the first time I ever played the piano in church she was there beside me….I was too nervous to sit there by myself so she said she would sit there with me. Those hands cleaned her house…no dust particle stood a chance in her house!!! Those hands wrote many letters & note & cards to people she loved. Now, her hands stay closed most of the time & she’s lost the ability to use them as she once did. However, it’s okay….they’ve worked hard for 84 years…they deserve a rest. They are beautiful hands & I cherish them!

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Feel the love!

13 Mar

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Grandpa’s desk

10 Mar

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Currently, I live in the last home my grandparents purchased & the last one they lived in…Grandpa lived here til he passed away in 2004 & Grandma lived here until she had to go in the nursing home in June of 2010.

I walked towards the kitchen tonight & happened to pause to look at Grandpa’s desk.

Not much has changed since Grandpa last sat at his desk. In fact, the calendar is still there from 2004. No one really uses it…I don’t think we really want to disturb anything. The photo on the left is my uncle & the photo on the right is my mom.

I can still see grandpa sitting there as he paid bills, balanced the checkbook, and planned his grocery lists. I can also see him sitting there as he checked his sugar levels & then gave himself the insulin shots that were necessary to control the disease of diabetes.

This desk carries the history of my grandparents. Warranties, owner’s manuals, & receipts are some of the things that are in the drawers. These don’t mean much to anyone else but they represent the careful thought & looking that went into making a purchase for their home.

Someday in the future, mom & my uncle will have to go through the desk & decide what to keep & what to throw away. But for now, it’s still Grandpa’s desk.