This week we welcome Missy Tippens to Author Memories.
Missy wrote at home for 10 of her 16 stay-at-home mom years. She’s a former home-based business owner and taught at a local technical college for two years. However, writing is her passion and she hopes, her ministry. From the wonderful emails and letters she's received from readers, she's amazed and blessed to hear how God has used her stories. The letters encourage Missy and mean the world to her.
Sitting On Nanny’s Lap
by Missy Tippens
Nanny was, at best, five feet tall. And that’s probably with a little bit of heel on her shoes, since she was always perfectly dressed. My grandfather was 6’4”. Nanny’s daughter (my mother) is 5’9 and her son, 6’4”. All five granddaughters were at least 5’5”. So we all towered over her from about age thirteen.
Nanny was always affectionate and loving. I loved sitting in her lap while she rocked and watched “her shows” on TV. The repetitive squeak of the chair would often lull me to sleep. I sat with her there as I grew up, even into college, my long legs practically dragging the floor as she rocked.
There’s no place better than a grandmother’s lap. Even as we grow older—and bigger. No matter how old I get, I always remember the love and comfort I experienced there.
Nanny died in 1990, not long after my first child was born. Her home was ten hours away, so we never got to take him to see her. She never got a chance to rock my babies, but I always thought about her as I rocked them. And of course, my mother and my husband’s mother loved to rock them. I’m glad my children will have their own special memories of being in a grandma’s lap.
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A House Full of Hope
A House Full of Hope, Love Inspired, Feb 2012
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Before becoming a Christian, Mark Ryker ran with a bad crowd and broke hearts. Including his father's. Now a successful businessman, Mark has come home to Corinthia, Georgia, to make amends. But no one will forgive him. So when the widowed mother of four renting his dad's run-down house needs help fixing up the place, Mark gets to work. Pretty Hannah Hughes and her sweet kids have him longing to be part of the clan, but Hannah isn't ready to let go of the past. Still, they are working together on a house full of hope—and that's all Mark needs.
Her personal blog for readers and writers: www.lifewithmissy.blogspot.com
Her group blog with and for Christian writers: www.writingbyfaith.blogspot.com
Her group blog for writers pursuing publication: www.seekerville.blogspot.com
Steeple Hill Love Inspired Authors: http://www.loveinspiredauthors.com/
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