Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sweet Potato Pie. . .

Today was "Peggy Baldwin Eat More Pie" day in honor of my grandma who went to be with Jesus almost 2 years ago. My mom had the idea last year to do this on her birthday every year in memory of her, and November 7 is her birthday. My grandma made the BEST pies! She did it so effortlessly too. My pie-making experience this year was a comical one---I'm sure if she was watching she would have had lots of giggles. Like when I opened my oven and so much smoke came out that our entire kitchen/living area was foggy. : ) Obviously today I made a Sweet Potato Pie (my dad's favorite of hers and one of mine too!) and it turned out pretty tasty---at least my kids thought so! I sure miss my grandma. She was so special and dear to my heart and always will be. I can't wait to see her again and have her squeeze the crud out of me like she always did every time we saw her. This is kind of neat to me too---one of the last things she said to me before she died was, "You make sure to rock those babies!" Well, we ordered a rocking chair for the living room for the new baby and didn't expect it to come in until after he/she was born, but guess when it was delivered?? TODAY!! My grandma's birthday. It didn't really hit me until later how sweet it was that of ALL the days it could have been delivered to us, it just happened to be today. So I rocked my biggest baby in it tonight and read some books and thought about my grandma. It was a good day!

6 comments:

Kara Alexander said...

What a sweet story. I can just picture her squeezing you tight. She must have been one special lady. And what a great tribute to make pies every year on her birthday. What a great idea! Happy rocking!

Julia said...

So precious - I love that God gave you the rocking chair on her birthday! And "Peggy Baldwin eat more pie" day is genius! Your mom is so creative. I wouldn't mind celebrating that day with you today :). Blessings on you today & always - love you.

Courtney said...

Okay, that made me tear up thinking about you rocking your babies in your chair on your grandmother's birthday! It is always special and precious to remember ones we continue to love so dearly!

Emiley said...

What a GREAT tribute to your sweet grandmother! I just love grandmothers and the legacy they leave with us here on earth. My grandmother served dessert first so we wouldn't miss out on the best part of the meal. I need to start a tradition of doing that on her birthday. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

it's so amazing how God "squeezes the crud" out of us too - with these sweet reminders and ways of showing us we are SO loved!!!

Adam Willis said...

I think it's sweet that you rocked your biggest baby, Tra, in your brand new rocking chair. Did he go right to sleep?