This is the Foreward to the book:
Many years after the stories in this book happened, “Little Amy” became "Little Grandma Amy"—first when I was born and then with the arrival of my brother and sister.
Grandma didn't just sit in a rocking chair! Though small, she could walk fast and far, leaving many younger than her in the dust. Sometimes, Grandma would challenge us to a wrestling match. We would tumble all over the living room floor trying to get Grandma down. We never won. Grandma would often play outside with us and could kick and throw a ball farther than my brother. Her energy always amazed us. Of course, we were all disappointed when around her 80th birthday, Grandma decided wrestling matches were not in her best interest.
At our church she developed more than one program that extended world-wide, including writing children's Bible lessons for My Bible First. She was active in her local community and was loved by neighbors, civic leaders, and our local mayor. She thoroughly enjoyed the few times she was summoned for jury duty and insisted on strict justice. Grandma’s energy and charisma impacted everything she did.
Grandma is now over 100 years old. She is wheelchair-bound and has lost much of her independence. But she still has a twinkle in her eye and a ring in her laugh. She loves gathering her great-grandchildren around and retelling the stories you are about to read. And as she tells them, she sparkles with the energy and vitality that have characterized her entire life.