Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Grandma's Bible

We have a 'snow day' from school/work today, so I thought it would be a good time to finish up a little post I've been working on....I love snow days sprinkled here and there. :-)

Last summer I was given something very special....my grandma's Bible.
After she passed away in 1983, one of my aunts inherited it. A few years ago I mentioned to Mom that I would like to have it someday. I was so happy to hear that my aunt said she would give it to me!

 This Bible was given to Grandma in 1975. I don't know where any of her older Bibles are, or if they're even still around. As you can tell from the worn cover, she spent a lot of time with it in those eight years...it was very important to her. This wasn't a Bible that sat on a shelf untouched between Sundays! Even though I was very young, I can remember her reading it.


I love seeing her handwriting and reading all the little notes...very special.


...her church bulletin dated just a couple of weeks before she died.

The cover is pretty fragile, so I keep it put away in a little box and take it out from time to time and look at it.

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. ~Romans 15:4

I love this verse...we learn from Scripture, but it's also there to comfort us and give us hope!


Take care,
~Melanie

20 comments:

  1. Melanie, the memories that come with that Bible must be impossible to count. How precious that you have it! mari

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    1. Dear Mari~
      Hello...so nice to have you stop by. :-)
      The memories I have are so sweet. Grandma's Bible is most definitely a precious treasure to me.
      I hope you have a wonderful week! ♥

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  2. What a very precious gift! And even better, to have her notes in her own handwriting!! Yes, I do think you should keep it in a box.

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    1. Oh, yes, Ginny, it's very precious to me. I love reading the little notes. :-)

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  3. What a blessing that your Aunt wanted you to have it.

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    1. Yes, Trish, I am so blessed that she wanted me to have it. There are a lot of other people in the family she could have given it to instead. I guess she knows how much I love Grandma and things to do with family history.

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  4. Hi Melanie ~ What a treasure! And how wonderful to be able to see through her markings, what scriptures were special to her.

    Blessings,
    Sharon

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    1. Hello, Sharon! So nice to have you stop by. :-)
      Yes, it is a treasure!! I've enjoyed looking through it and seeing what was special to her. I'm so happy my aunt chose to give it to me.
      I hope you're having a good week. Take care.♥

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  5. I am so glad your aunt gave you her Bible, Melanie. She must have known how much it meant to you. Having your grandmother's handwriting in it is priceless.

    :)Vicki

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    1. Thank you, Vicki. I am so thankful she gave it to me. It is definitely priceless!! :-)

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  6. Dear Melanie ... such a cherished and precious gift. Thank you for sharing. Warmest Blessings ♥ Teri

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    1. Hello, Teri...so nice to have you stop by. I always love your visits. :-) I feel blessed to have this gift. It means so much to me.
      I hope you have a great weekend! hugs♥

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  7. It's beautiful Melanie. You should have a box made with a glass insert on the lid so you could see it.

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    1. That's a good idea, Felicia...something to keep in mind! Hope you have a great week. Keep taking (and sharing) those awesome pictures! :-)

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  8. That is a treasure! What a blessing to have Christian roots in your family like that. My bible is falling apart but I don't want to get a new one because of all the highlighting I did! I think I can get it bound again though. I'll have to look into that.
    Have a great rest of the week :)

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    1. Hi, Theresa!
      Yes, it is a treasure to me! I'm so thankful for my Christian roots.
      I have seen a couple of places online where you can get books rebound. The ones I've seen looked really nice.
      Enjoy the rest of your week too! :-)

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  9. What a wonderful gift to have received, Melanie. How precious to go through it and see what she underlined and wrote. A great treasure to remember from your grandmother. When my mom died back in 2006, she didn't have much, but I had resolved I would not "fight" my brother and sister for anything; if they wanted something of hers, even if I wanted it, I would let them have it. Of course, you know the rest of the story. There was a prayer book of hers that my sister said she was going to keep. Of anything of my mom's, I would have liked that. But I didn't say anything. One day I'll have to see if I can at least look at it (we live 2000 miles apart).

    Treasure your treasure!

    betty

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    1. Yes, Betty, it is such a treasure to me. There are lots of other people my aunt could have chosen to give the Bible to, yet she chose me. It is an honor and I am so grateful!
      I hope you'll be able to see your mom's prayer book, maybe even have it someday.
      I agree with you, the fighting over stuff just isn't worth the pain and heartache it causes. What a sad thing to see families ripped apart over 'stuff'.
      I hope you have a great weekend. It's a busy one here....Katie turns 17 tomorrow...having a party for her tonight. Wow, how time has flown by.
      Take care. :-)

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  10. Melanie,
    Im just a looker of the blogs not really comment on any of them, but when I saw this one I just had to tell you, I just inherited 5 old bibles from my husbands great aunt of his grandmother and great grandmothers that go back to 5 g grandmothers, I am anxiously waiting for that bit of quite time when I can go thru them all. They are all such blessings.

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    1. Dear Anonymous,
      Thank you so much for stopping by! :-)
      Oh, what a treasure to have inherited those Bibles! I'm sure you'll enjoy looking through them. It's amazing to have them go back so far!
      Please visit anytime. :-)

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