Sunday, June 24, 2012

My Beautiful Grandma Bell...

It was a happy day in heaven when my sweet Great Grandma Belle " Sweet Lily Dutton" arrived! She lived this earth as a Mother, Grandmother, great Grandmother, AND "great-great" grandmother; she was always so proud of that!

She's the woman who taught me how to roller-skate when I was 5.  

She's the one who loved her coffee in small tea cups-"little"- just like her.

Oh- and we all got it from her; we ADORE our sweets!!! With coffee of course.

Her memory makes me smile from my heart.  My heart has been touched by this sweet strong willed, little firecracker Great Grandmother of mine.  
She was 92 when she went home to be with Jesus.  Up until that day she made sure everyone at the nursing home knew who Jesus was.  My Aunt Heidi,  Grandmother, Mother, Cousins, Nephew, Sister, Mandy and Papaw spent countless days by her side and have some beautiful things to say about how she lived her life this past year.  She was a little preacher.
She  is my Papaws' Mother;
never in my life have I seen such a beautiful relationship between Mother and Son as I saw in them.

 When my Papaw entered the room her eyes lit up with the most endearing smile you ever saw!  The love she has for him was written all across her face.  I've always adored my Papaw; there's never been any denying that; the way he spoke to his Mother- the way he kissed her goodbye after visits- and called it giving her Sugars, the way he so kindly updated her on what her hair lady was doing, all the people that wanted to know how she was, and my Papaw is a funny man- he always cracks some kind of joke; and no matter how bad my Grandma Bell felt; he had the ability as her son to make all her pain disappear!
I've never seen anything like it; their bond is a bond that will be shared for eternity!
I thank God for my sweet Grandma Bell, and thank Him for welcoming her into heaven to watch over all of us; I thank God that I see her happiness and her youth; and her pain gone away- I thank God for such an awesome Great Grandmother; and for all these years to have her in my life, and my children's as well.  I hope she knows how much her life has touched ours.
Her presence on this earth will deeply be missed; at the same time we entrust her into the care of our Heavenly Father; where we know she is just dancing away...


  1. Awesome post about grandma bell!!!!!!

    From shianne

  2. Thank you Shianne! I love you so much Sweetie!