Today is my Grandma’s birthday. Happy Birthday Grandma. She would have been 99 today but alas she left us far too early in April 2000. Even after all this time, I still miss her SO much. She (and my Grandpa) were a big part of my growing up and shaping me to who I am today. I talk with her often, I know she hears me and listens, guiding me in what I am speaking to her about.
I always wanted to make her proud and I think I have done that – with my family and children, my work, my beliefs and how I treat people. She always had time for me and I hope as a Grandma I will do the same. She supported me when I felt alone in the world – those terrible teen years when you struggle so much, trying to find out who you are. She was always there for me – accepting me for me.
I miss you Grandma and thank you for the unconditional love that you continue to bring into my life. I know you would love spending time with your great Grandchildren and now a great great Grandson. The kids still talk about how you would have loonies for them when ever they came to visit.
I only hope I can measure up to you, the Grandma who I will try to be.
Peace & blessings
What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudolph Giuliani