The other weekend we celebrated my Grandma Bontrager's 80th birthday! Eighty years- that's reason to have a party!!! And that's just what we did. Nearly all her descendants (we missed the two grandchildren who weren't able to make it) gathered for a weekend reunion.
Of course, we had to take photos to commemorate the occasion. We don't have the photo of the entire family from the photographer yet, but above is one of Grandma with her grandchildren.
This is the tribe my father grew up with!!! His father died at the age of 49, so most of us grandchildren have never met him, but we are grateful for the legacy he left.
Me, Hannah, Katie, and Teresa
Carson and Tyler- serving "plain", "vanilla", and "regular" ice-cream.:) gotta keep life interesting....ahem!
"And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children."
My Grandma has given her children and grandchildren a precious legacy. She loves the Lord Jesus and has sought to serve Him with her life. When my father was living in rebellion, she would stay up and kneel by her bed to pray for him until she saw his car lights come in the driveway. Today, I am grateful that she prayed for my daddy before he knew Jesus, and that she still prays for him and all of us.
Her amazing cooking skills, hard work ethic, love of reading, honesty, hospitality, and friendliness are some other traits that my Grandma exemplifies.
Grandma, thank you for your example. Thank you for loving Jesus and encouraging us to do the same. Thank you for always having an open door.......your home is so welcoming! You are an amazing woman and I'm so blessed to have you as my Grandma and one of my best friends.