Nov 27, 2014


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Today, we give extra thanks. Grandma Bunny went to be with the Lord this morning. She was surrounded by family and singing. I am so grateful for her life. Today we celebrate God’s goodness in giving us this spunky, hilarious, loving, Southern lady. Her 97 years on this earth were joyful and adventurous! Thank you Gina for capturing this video four years ago! We laughed and cried watching it today, remembering her wit and passion.

I am still gathering my thoughts, but Grandma Bunny was the bees knees. The very first paragraph of my book is about she and my Grandpa Cecil. They made a profound impact on my life and most of all, on my faith. My fondest memories are of Bunny (her name is Celeste, but “Bunny” became a nickname forever ago) making up stories to tell me at bedtime, singing me songs about birds, saying funny Southern-isms, hooting and hollering like only she could, and charming the dew right off the honeysuckle. She loved meeting new people and she loved her beau. I hope she and Cecil are dancing together now in their Heavenly abode, as he used to call it. God is good. All the time.


Photo above by Emily March.

This video from Inkspot Crow gets me every time! You can hear Bunny’s reaction to me telling her I was pregnant with Grace. What a great memory!

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7

I miss you, Grandma! More than words.


  1. Kyla Fetzner on November 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    As you celebrate the life of your dear Grandma Bunny, you can rest in knowing that she is in glory, smiling with Jesus and experiencing the intimate presence of our Lord. Praying for you sweet friend, and for your family, too.

  2. Annie on November 28, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Oh, Lara. What a legacy your grandmother left you! I’m praying for you and your family.

  3. Marcia at Organising Queen on November 29, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Oh Lara, what wonderful memories these videos evoke! So happy your grandma is home with the Lord – may He comfort you as you miss her physical presence

    With love from South Africa

  4. Debbie on December 8, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Oh wow! Grandma Bunny was a stitch! What a cool video to have to remember her wit and wisdom, but even more, what an amazing statement of the power of love and consistency with their 62 years of marriage. LOVE this!

  5. crystal blackledge on December 30, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I just watched this video, and I have chills. It is the most gorgeous video! How touching! Thank you for inspiring me so much and being so real.

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