The one thing that I have learned from Memaw that I will be eternally grateful for is unconditional love. Memaw may not like everything that her family has done, but that has never been a reason not to love them and shower them with that love. In her eyes you are never far from her love. It is the kind of love that Jesus gave and asks us to give. I have met very few people who have this gift inside of them, but my Memaw is one. She may not be perfect either, but I will never be able to see it, because when someone loves you unconditionally all you can do is love them back the same way.
Leah and I believe that our little blessing, Brynn Leigh, is Memaw all over again. She has the small stature, she has the joy, she has the sass, she has the spunk, and she has the love. I talked with Memaw yesterday and said, "If Brynn Leigh grows up to be half of the woman you are I will be blessed beyond mention."
Memaw, Happy Birthday! We love you and adore you! Thanks for teaching us love! Enjoy being 83..oops!