|70th Anniversary Party - Feb. 2011|
Growing up, every Saturday that they were home (they owned a travel agency and often were traveling all around the world) she would take any grandkids that wanted to go, out for breakfast. After breakfast, in the car, she would sing whatever songs we wanted (and always would obligingly sing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" with me, while the cousins and my sisters groaned). She loved well. She remembered everyone's birthday & made them feel special. She left an amazing legacy of caring for others. For many years they traveled to India taking pictures and videos, and then brought those around America to help others see the need for teaching people in India about their Creator. Grandma cared for "the least of these" in a quiet, determined way. She loved our boys. The best part of that, is they knew that she loved them. Jian, who struggles with understanding family and knowing what love means, told me the day before she died "Great-grandma Lenger cherishes me." How true that is. In the last few years, she lost her sight and still would write letters to tell the boys that she loved them.