On November 16, 2017 my Geigo (grandmother) had a stroke. Prior to her stroke she lived alone. It was a miracle that the night she had a stroke, she had family coming to drive her to a church meeting. If it weren’t for that, we would have found her too late. When I saw my Geigo on Nov. 17th in the ICU at UAMS she had a breathing tube, a feeding tube, she couldn’t speak, she was unresponsive on her right side, and she could only move her left arm a little. She went from UAMS to Baptist Health Rehab to Sheridan Nursing home to her house. God has restored her almost completely! We still can’t understand but a few words and she still has trouble with her right arm.
She spent last Christmas at Baptist Health Rehab. We broke tradition and celebrated Christmas at my Aunt and Uncles. Luckily Geigo was well enough to come spend Christmas with us. For as long as I can remember Geigo has had a beautiful, real Christmas tree decorated with red and white birds. Pa and Geigo have always given us the best gifts too. Doodle Bugs, Pink Scooters, a sewing machine, a bass, and a fiddle are just a few. This year Geigo is back living at her home with a beautiful tree.
My uncle told us he went up to her house and found 8 envelopes under the tree with money in them. Michael handles all of her money and was confused as to where she found the money that she put in the envelopes. We now know she found the money in the mint cans. When she used to finish a mint can, she would fill the can with quarters, ones, or fives and place the cans into a basket. She had gone through the cans and filled 8 envelopes with money for her grandchildren for Christmas. She had Michael put our names on the envelopes.
Last Christmas I wasn’t even sure she could remember my name and did not expect her to buy me anything (obviously). This Christmas she has given me the greatest gift I could ever ask for. Thank you Jesus for your goodness. This Christmas I am celebrating Jesus’ birthday but I am praising a risen Savior who is still a healer! God is so very good to me.