Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Storytelling Sunday - Visiting Cemeteries
Years later, in 1993, Papa Bill died – my paternal grandfather. He was buried in the Cleveland Cemetery, another small town not far from Drew. I was grown by that time and didn’t make as many trips back to Mississippi to visit, but on those rare occasions, I would visit both cemeteries and put flowers on the graves, and remember.
In 2001, a few months before I met Robbie, Grandma passed away. This was the hardest one for me as I was truly Grandma’s favorite and she spoiled me like no one else. She always said I was “like a ray of sunshine” every time I would stop by for a visit. She was buried in the Lehrton Cemetery, which lies between the cities of Drew and Cleveland. Now there are three cemeteries to visit and more graves to put flowers on, and more family to remember.
This post is part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday series. To read more stories, click here.