Danelle Townsend
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Danelle resides in GA with her husband & two sons. She reads, writes, treasures, cries, drinks lots of coffee, loves working out, admires the Amish & is new to blogging.

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  1. Amazing story. So sweet…crying as I remember little things like this and how they are so important. We all touch the lives of others in ways we could never imagine and need to be aware of the special people and blessings around us. Thank you for sharing such a sweet and personal story. Think I’ll write a note to my grandparents while I still have em! They are special 🙂

    • Hi Becky,
      God is so present in every “little” thing. Sometimes I think He is more present in the small because He can make much of them and show us who He is. Thanks for your sweet comment. I know your grandparents would be blessed by a note from you. Have a beautiful day.

  2. I just loved this. For me, it was Tic Tac mints. Precious memories, precious story.
    Thank you Danelle.

  3. i get the same way about wether’s hard candies & the filled hard strawberry candies. I can’t remember a time when I haven’t seen a bowl full of those at my nana’s (dad’s mom) and now as an adult it makes me sad to think that she probably won’t live to see my kids and instill that memory for them, and even sadder to think how infrequently we make time to drive the 12+ hrs to see her.

    • Hi Rhiannon,
      12 hours is a long drive for anyone! Your Nana’s sweet spirit will live on in you regardless of whether your Nana lives to see her great grandchildren. You are her legacy. Make sure your candy bowl is filled for those sweet children. Love always stays with us. Have a beautiful day!

  4. You do not know me, but I am your father-in-law’s aunt-in-law. You have blessed my heart today with “Eating A Certs”. I thank Darlene for posting this on FB. God uses each of us in different ways to touch others . Thank you for writing about the “things” God puts on you heart. Maybe one day I will have the opportunity to meet you!!

  5. I started recieving incorage newsletters about a month ago. I love them so much I am printing them out and have shared several during devotions at our church. I am learned so much more about My Lord and Savior and am becoming closer to Him each day. My hunger for His word is stronger than ever before.

    • I love to hear this Fredericka! What a wonderful ministry to print out the words that touch your heart and share them with others at your church! Blessings to you!

  6. You are such an amazing addition to our family. Thank you so much for choosing us – or should I say choosing Tony and accepting the family that goes with him.

    Love you dearly and wish that we lived closer so you could share your enthusiasm and spirit with my children as well.

    • Hi Holley,
      I think being grateful is what love is all about. We are truly grateful to those who come into our lives and leave us changed for the better by their lives pouring into ours. I can see that your grandpa was such a man. Blessings to you!

  7. Danelle,
    You have no idea who I am but your mom will. Your Grandma Verda was my aunt. My dad, Gordon was her brother. I met you once when you were very little and living in Louisville. This writing has brought back many wonderful memories of Aunt Verda and Uncle Ronnie. It was always a good time when they were around. Please say hello to your mom for me. I would love to hear from her.

  8. Beautifully written. God’s love can be so evident through others. I can totally relate to a special bond between grandfather and granddaughter. Thanks for sharing.