There are a few people in my life that I quote often. Ruth Graham was one of those ladies.
My favorite "quote" of hers was "Marriage is the union of two forgivers". How true...
I thought of her when my husband was away from home a great deal, traveling for his job...and he was back on weekends!
I remember when I was reading one of her books and it made me feel so...hopeful. She told how she had to prop her Bible up in the kitchen to find time to read it when she had small children. She shared how she often prayed that her children would not remember how often she yelled at them (and they didn't!).
I think of her now when I pass by my son's room. She said she got to the point she didn't want to see what her children's rooms looked like, anymore...so she didn't go upstairs. Sigh...I just close the door and try not to look.
Ruth was a wonderful combination of holy, wholesome, and just a wee bit on the wild side...good wild...at least for a grandmother. Didn't I read that she hurt herself falling out of a tree once...not that many years ago?
So now my prayers go out for her husband, children, and family. However...as for Ruth...I expect she's rejoicing with the Saviour now...fully free...no longer bedridden...having left behind a truly beautiful legacy for others to follow.