Jumpin' & Cryin'

The Legacy of Kay Boyd



On Friday, May 4th, Grandma Kay (Todd's mother's mom) left this world and is finally at home with Jesus. Todd, Sean, and I made a trip this past weekend to Tampa, FL to be with his family.  As I sat there in the service on Monday listening to Todd talk about his grandma (who I had the privilege of knowing for 15 years), I was hit with this word - legacy.  I was sitting there holding my 3 month old son and looking at the casket of his grandma and I wanted so desperately for her to know Sean, but she never met him.  One life ends and another begins.  She never treated me like an in-law.  She treated me as her own granddaughter.  She introduced me to good flea market shopping and we loved talking about books. She read everything and introduced me to 2 of my favorite authors - Jan Karon and Richard Paul Evans.  Todd would not be who he is today if it had not been for Grandma Kay.  She invested so much into his life spiritually and prayed for him as a child that he would use his life for God.  I reap the benefits of Grandma Kay's life everyday.  She left such a legacy of kindness and devotion to her personal relationship with God.  These kinds of life experiences never leave you unchanged and I am grateful for that.  As much as we miss her already, she is not in anymore pain. We have the responsibility to her legacy to continue in the kindness and the spiritual devotion that she showed us.  We will miss you, grandma...