My Grandma, Effie Powers *RIP*

Effie Powers *RIP*

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My grandma, Effie Powers was one of the most influential people in my life. She was there for my family and I even more than our father was. While my sister and I were little she would pick us up from school. Sometimes we would even go to Wendy’s or Wiener Works to get an afternoon snack after school.

Some of my most memorable moments with my grandma was when she would take me to church with her on Sundays. My mom has been working hard to help support us, so she often would not be able to take us. I can remember driving to church with her in her big blue car and once we got to church we would enjoy the service. Almost always about half way through I can remember falling asleep and I would rest my head on her lap. My grandmother meant a lot to me. God has blessed her with a great life. She definitely was a woman of God and I am very proud of her. She has definitely help drawn myself closer to God and I am very thankful for all she has done.

These last few months have been particularly hard. In fact I was a little angry about the current state my grandmother had fallen into. “How could such things happen to a mighty woman of God”. I asked God this question and as I was leaving her room one day, He told me the answer. This is part of the consequences that our ancestors Adam and Eve brought upon us by breaking the covenant with God. We all live in a sinful world that is being Redeemed by God but until He comes back we still have to deal with the consequences of living in a sinful world.

But it still amazed me at how she continued to love God even through the hard times. Even though she lost the ability to speak in her last months with us she would still light up when we read God’s Word to her. Sometimes when we prayed for her, her eyes would get a little teared up.

But my grandma was an amazing person and I think we all should look at her as a model to living a Christian life.

~ by branhow on March 17, 2010.

2 Responses to “My Grandma, Effie Powers *RIP*”

  1. What a beautiful tribute. You are a very special young man who I am sure your Grandma was very proud of.


  2. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
    2 corinthians 5:17

    i never met your grand mother but the way you always talked about her tells me that you loved her very much. also im sorry that i missed the funeral but i got called in to work and there was nothing i could do. and remember if you need to talk im a phone call away.


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