The definition of resilient is: able to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens.
This past week, this world lost a woman who had endured many trials yet could still be found making jokes and reminiscing on good times; a woman who was resilient beyond the loss of her only daughter and her battle with breast cancer. This woman was my 95-year old great-grandmother, Lucille Morgan.
It is an honor to have had so much time with my great-grandmother, but even more so because my own daughter had the privilege of meeting her great-great-grandmother. While Morgan's memory of her won't be vivid, I am glad to have been able to give my great-grandmother those sweet memories to carry with her. I look forward to the day I can show my daughter pictures of her being held by not only a woman who came three generations before her in our family but also the one who carried and inspired her very own name.
While my great-grandmother's presence will be missed, I am incredibly grateful for God finally giving her the rest she needs and deserves. Once her cancer returned, the burden became too much for her earthly body to bear, but we know that her heavenly body is restored and at peace. I know I speak for my entire family when I say we are thankful for that solace.
Rest in peace Mawmaw Cille. We love you.