What happens when there are no more praying grandmas? That is a question I asked my mom not too long ago.

A praying grandma is something I have had my entire life. You have heard me say many times, "I was born on a church pew," which means I was raised in church.

Praying is a party of my everyday life and depend on it on a daily basis. In our family in every situation we always pray out it but there has never been a situation I have called my Grandma and my Nanny to pray. I have always said they have closer and faster line to God than the rest of us. I know that's not true but I think their line is probably more affective, LOL.

Both my Nanny and my Grandma are are 89 years old, which means I probably won't have them for another 20 years, which prompted me to ask my mom what happens when we don't have these praying grandmas anymore.

My mom relayed the conversation to my Grandma and this is what she said, "it is our job to carry on the tradition."  With the world the day it is today, I always say they just don't make them like they used too, like my Nanny and my Grandma.  If we do what we are supposed we will be the one's others can turn to. I pray that one day I could come somewhat close to being what these two women are. They both have seen things in their lives that we will never see or even come close to seeing.

I thank God for my Nanny and my Grandma, I don't know where I would be with out them and I will try my hardest everyday to make them proud.

You never know one day, you just might find yourself being on of those praying grandmas everyone turns to.

Gwendolyn McCown