Harold Keller: Granddaughter continues her own march

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Monday was my granddaughter, Victoria Grace’s, birthday.

Her mother, Ronny, chose that name because she never wanted to forget that our victory is in Christ and His Grace is sufficient for all our needs. She was born after her mother had undergone 15 rounds of chemotherapy in 11 months.

She is 22 years old and a senior at Nicholls State University in     . She marches to the beat of a different drummer.

I called Victoria to wish her a Happy Birthday, but when she didn’t answer I proceeded to wish her a Happy Birthday on her recorder.

“I know you don’t return calls,” I said, “so I don’t expect one.” (That’s a personal joke between her and me.)

Three years ago, I called her in the middle of the week just to say “hello.” I expected a return call then, but it never came. The following Saturday morning I was rushed to the hospital with what was diagnosed as a bacterial bleeding ulcer.

Her mom called her and she rushed to the hospital in record time. I’m sure she was thinking of that phone call she didn’t return and felt guilty.

When she was able to see me, I said, jokingly, “You rushed here thinking about the call you didn’t return and thought I would die.” She laughed.

She came to LaPlace Monday night to celebrate her birthday with the family. I called and asked her mom what kind of cake we were having. She said that Victoria wanted a chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. Wow! I thought. That only enforces what I said about Victoria.

She’s definitely different and is not a “people pleaser.” She is comfortable with who she is.

My prayer for her is to never change and that God will give her the desires of her heart.

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