Alice Jean Harrison
July 16, 1922- June 17, 2015
Grandma, You were loved and showed us how to love.
We miss you but rejoice that you are with Jesus!
Here are some photo's I've found in my digital files. . . .
Grandma came to visit Lisa and me and see the house we bought in St. Paul, 2003.
Out to dinner October 2007, right before I moved to Japan as a career missionary.
Grandma was a faithful prayer warrior and
would often fill my mail box with encouraging letters.
Visiting in Rochester with Lisa & Mom, while I was on home assignment 2010.
Christmas 2012 during another home assignment.
(Can you see the resemblance?)
Things I've Learned from Watching my Grandma
*How to eat pop tarts for breakfast.
(also known as:What happens at Grandma's stays at Grandmas! )
* Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies - can be considered breakfast food
(They contain oatmeal, right?!)
*Celebrate and have fun - if you don't have a reason - think harder!
*Do your best with what you have.
*Treat others as you would like to be treated.
*Magnets are awesome souvenirs from travels.
*Life may not turn out the way you planned, but God is faithful.
*People may not agree with your decisions, show them love anyway.
*When in doubt eat dessert first.
*Look both ways before crossing the street.
*Take time to stop and smell the flowers.
*No one wakes up earlier than Grandma.
*One can never own too many cookbooks.
*Dogs, are not just pets, they are also vacuum cleaners, speech therapists, exercise trainers, and a source of entertainment and love.
*If you have an empty room in your house share it with someone who needs a home.
*Living with people of other cultures broadens your worldview, opens your heart to God's people, and adds awesome recipes to holiday traditions.
*Letter writing is a source of encouragement; even if you don't hear a reply, keep writing.
*Spending time with those you love is a gift to be treasured above material processions.
*When spending time together isn't an option -you're never too far away to pray.
*Above all things, be true to your commitment to God.
July 16, 2012, at Grandma's 90th birthday Celebration with (almost) the whole family!