I am so grateful for my grandparents. I knew three of mine (my dad's dad died before I was born), and had two more who seemed like grandparents, even though they weren't biologically related to me. I also got to love two of my husband's grandparents: his dad's mom and his mom's dad. They are all gone now, graduated from this world to the next. Yet they bless me still: their strength, their integrity, and most of all their love.
Aileen Mitchell Lawrimore is a mother x 3, wife x 28 (years not men), minister, speaker, writer, retreat leader, and lover of beagles and books. She has a lot to say.
From Suffering to Hope: The Life of Joyce Lawrimore
RIP Joyce Lawrimore
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My Easter Mother
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