Sunday, April 25, 2010
Nana's 94th and remembering the Anzacs!
My Nana's Mother was apparently a very very hard woman whilst her father was very gentle and soft. I don't know a lot of my Nana's childhood, but I am learning more and more as I continue to ask questions.
My Nana married at the age of 21 to a cabinet maker who also worked on a farm. Together they had six children, four girls and two boys. My Mum was the fourth born and I think she was aged two when her Dad passed away.
My Nana raised 6 children from the ages twelve to 6 months (is that right Auntie Betty?) all on her own.
I asked Nana one day "why did you never marry again" and she answered "I didn't want another man bossing my children around and washing his socks".
My Nana came to the Lord some time after her husband passed away, it is one testimony that deserves a whole post on it's own, but just quickly, the Lord Jesus visited my Nana and she says she was standing in her bedroom and she felt the Saviours hand on her shoulder. There is a lot more and I will share another day.
My Nana is one very special lady and the Lord has blessed her so much as she is still right in her mind and has a terrific memory at the age of 94.
I love Nana and am so grateful for the legacy she has passed on down the generations. Today is the first time in 30 years that I am not able to meet with the rest of my relatives to celebrate my Nana's birthday.
I do wish I was there.
In most of yours and my history I am sure we can all trace a family member who bravely went to war.
It is so important to remember the courage and sacrifice that our our ANZAC'S portrayed and to celebrate the freedom that we have today that came from the gruesome battle. We have true freedom from Jesus the Christ who took our sins.
We remember today our nations men who left this country for the future generations (us) and there families knowing that they may never return.
We honor the wives who were left behind.
Lest We Forget.