She had very little, but gave everything she had to others. She was a quiet woman who never uttered an unkind word to a single human being. She never thought of herself as anything special, although she was an incredibly talented pianist; she was so humble about her talents. She loved children, flowers, her piano, her bible, but most of all, she loved the Lord. I can only hope to become more like her. It is such a beautiful story how she went to be with the person she loved the most on the very day that we celebrate His resurrection: Easter Sunday. The picture posted here is Ella at around 7 months playing my grandmother's piano. Although this piano is nothing fussy or fancy, it holds such a special place in my heart.
Right after she passed away, I heard this song on the radio that I have on my blog: "Legacy". I thought of her right away when I heard this song. It has new meaning to me now that I have a child. I wonder if I am living a life that will be a legacy to Ella. I wonder if she will think of me the way I always thought of my grandmother. "How will they remember me? Did I chose to Love? Did I point to you enough to make a mark on things?...I want to leave a legacy."
I will never forget the special memories we made while she kept me every Monday and Tuesday as a child. I always think of her when I play so poorly on her piano...because I am sure she would say "Sarah, that was beautiful"...as she often told me as a child. I laugh when I think of how many times she told my parents I was an angel even when I had been completely rotten that day. And I will always remember how she always told us as children to be "peacemakers"...although, I'm not sure I understood her at the time.
I wish I could spend a day with her...tell her how much I miss and love her. I wish I could show her how beautiful her great granddaughter is. But, I know without a doubt that she and I will be playing duets on the piano again in eternity. How lucky I am to have known her and the legacy she left for me.