Monday, October 8, 2012

"Love Lifted Me" and a Few More Memories of Maryland

"Grandson in Swing with Striped Hat"
My entry for "Cool Evening" theme
in the 
P52 Photo Project 
I'm flying back to Florida this evening, but here is my last batch of Maryland pictures. The first several pictures are from my parents' yard on Saturday evening.

Florida boy, not used to hats...

This morning, we managed to squeeze in one last visit 
to see Grandma Hess at her assisted living facility.

My grandma, who turns 98 next month,
and my mom, who turned 74 today!

Looking at pictures from our visits on Friday and Saturday.

My daughter and grandsons

The other residents really enjoyed our visit


Grandma played "Happy Birthday" on the piano for my mom,
and then her old favorite hymn "Love Lifted Me."
My grandson tried his hand at the keyboard, too.

Grandma apologized for not remembering
exactly who I was.
"I'm getting old you know!" she laughed.
And it reminds me to hold these moments close.

"Love Lifted Me"

by James Rowe

I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore.
Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more;

But the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry,

From the waters lifted me, now safe am I. 

   Love lifted me! (even me)

    Love lifted me! (even me)

    When nothing else could help,

    Love lifted me!

All my heart to Him I'll give, ever to Him I'll cling,
In His blessed presence live, ever His praises sing.
Love so mighty and so true merits my soul's best songs;
Faithful, loving service, too, to Him belongs. 

   Love lifted me! (even me)

    Love lifted me! (even me)

    When nothing else could help,

    Love lifted me!

Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves;
He will lift you by His love, out of the angry waves.
He's the Master of the sea, billows His will obey;
He your Saviour wants to be -

The entire weekend in pictures:

Virginia Knowles

P52 with Kent Weakley
P52 Photo Project 

Raising Homemakers 
Whole-Hearted Home


  1. Grandma doesn't remember who I am, either, and I'm over there all the time. She has a good humor about it, though! (And once I remind her, she makes the connection!)

  2. What a sweet Grandma you have!! I visited my parents last week (in Florida :-) and a lady played the piano for prayer meeting who was 98 years old like your grandma!! She was so enthusiastic and spry for 98. I can see that your grandma is the same.

    The hymn, "Love Lifted Me" was an encouragement to my heart, just now. I sang inside my heart where no one can hear me ;-)

    Thank you for linking up over at WholeHearted Home this past week. You were a blessing to me!!

  3. I was hoping to see a photo of all of your generations together, I think I counted five generations? I hope you managed to get one of those, they are cherished photos to have. Your grandson is a cutey!! Beautiful eyes!

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