MONTREAT, N.C. — Ruth Graham, who surrendered dreams of missionary work in Tibet to marry a suitor who became the world's most renowned evangelist, died Thursday. She was 87.
The wife of Billy Graham died at 5:05 p.m. at her home at Little Piney Cove, surrounded by her husband and all five of their children, said a statement released by family spokesman Larry Ross.
My husband and I caught part of a special about her and ... wow... Once again I could only hope to be such a Godly wife and mother. She was not perfect, and she was strong-willed (I love that part) and she was the strength behind a man that changed the world. She even helped him write his sermons... and who says women can't preach?
Once again I look at my life and wonder what the world will say about me. Will they say she loved life, she loved her family, she loved her God, she wanted everyone to know her God, and she made everyone's life around her better? ... I hope someday they can say that.