Things Memaw Taught Me

1934 – 2017

It’s been a year since my Memaw passed. She was by far the most amazing woman I have ever met. My grandmother, my mentor, my role model.

I strive to be everything she was and more.
She taught me so many amazing things that have made me the woman that I am today.

Today I’m going to share a few with you;

  • If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all. (Literally)

This is some of the best advice I’ve ever been given. I must say it’s quite effective. If only you guys could have experienced the deadly silence of my Memaw holding her tongue. Now that was a true gift.

P.S – I’m still working on this one.

  • Baking



  • Keep God first, in everything you do.

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

  • Anxiety

My Memaw always had my back when it came to my anxiety. She reminded me daily how it had no chance. About a year and a half she gave me a list of scriptures to encourage me during these tough times.

These are a couple of my favorites.

Philippians 4:6-7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Matthew 6:34
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

  • Annunciation

“Slow down, finish your words.” My grandmother would always tell me this as I was practicing a speech. I’ve always had the worst habit of speeding a sentence up and chopping my words. She would always tell me to slow down and get it all out today. To this day whenever I am speaking in front of a crowd I can hear her saying, “slow down Adriana.”

P.S – I’ve never heard another human being who speaks as elegant as Memaw.

The ‘Things Memaw Taught Me‘ is a list that goes on and on. A list that I can not wait to someday share with my little ones. But today I am paying a tribute to my sweet Memaw and sharing these with you.

Catch you on the flip side,

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