Friday, July 8, 2011

From Your College Girl with LOVE

I’m still spending time with family. I can’t express how blessed I am to have my mom’s mom, my 93 year old grandmother to enjoy this summer with my son.



I had a brief discussion on Twitter about how invaluable this generation finds our elders. I always spent time sitting around my grandmother growing up. Yes there were days she annoyed me. Boy, was she nosy too! But her wisdom still resonates with me today.



I strive to make time a few times a year to come up and see her. We have lunch and sometimes I just sit in her chair with her and remember the person she once was.


You see my grandmother, my family is battling Alzheimer. These past few days that I’ve spent with her have been really good days. She’s been the person my son has heard so many stories about. She’s made us laugh and we’ve shared popsicles. I even made her a meal of salmon patties, tomatoes and rice and biscuits. She taught me to make this when I was a teenager. I would stand in the kitchen and pout. I told her I didn’t need to learn to cook because I was going to be rich and eat out every night. Granny knew best. (: 


With this post, I challenge you to find time to salute those who traveled before you and paved the way for you to be as great as you are. I can attest to the power of their wisdom, strength and fortitude. My Granny nicknamed me her college girl and to this day I can’t stay away from learning. She knew me when I was just a long lanky legged kid wondering where my place was in the world. 

Imagine that!

Granny’s College Girl & KT’s
~dIvAmOm~

23 comments:

Inez of Style Chic 360 said...

touching post.

Our elderly are truly gems. My grandmother is only here in spirit now, and man do I miss her.

You look soooo pretty in your dress. I have a fan just like that, that I got on a cruise (Bahamas)

Prissy said...

Awwww, that was soooo sweet...almost made me cry. I love my granny to death, so I know how you feel. They taught us values that most kids these days lack. Yeah, we were mad, but they made us the women we are today!

Prissy

Prissy said...

Sorry....got so wrapped up in the moment. I love your maxi! What number does this make....42? LOL

Prissy

jwilli said...

you better stand and pose on that country road! (i grew up in the country). don't forget to give grams a big hug and a kiss on the forehead for me. enjoy your family time.

Ms. B & PJ said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Your Mom said...

Hello, your words are sweet, the pictures are beautiful!!!!!

JG said...

How sweet!

Judith said...

Very touching!!

Bajan Beauty said...

This is so sweet, makes me think of my Grandma. She actually raised me and taught me everything I know, from always wearing a slip under my dresses no matter what, to how to make the perfect potato salad. She was really a gift to me. My grandma suffered from Alzheimer's as well. No matter what she never forgot me, if she saw me and was unsure of who I was, I would tease her by saying "It's your favorite grand-daughter" she would immediately respond "Tootie!". Grandma's are the best! Glad you are enjoying your family time =)

LA Lynn's said...

Whew, if I can stop crying then maybe I can type! Your words spoke the TRUTH! I wish my Grandmother was still here! Treasure the moments. Also, your MAXI dress is gorg!

Kish said...

This is so touching! You are very lucky to have your grandmother, and your son is lucky too! I wish I could have met any one of mine...they all passed before I was born.

You look marvelous in this dress. It was made for you!

Full Figured Diva said...

*wiping my eyes* Really touching post! You look beautiful!! Lovin' your style Diva!!

http://Full-FiguredDiva.blogspot.com

Kerissa said...

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! If I never post another outfit picture this moment right here right now is the reason I'm willing to be open and share my writing, my thoughts, my life.

Wish that was my fan. My Grams caught me sneaking it out of the house to use for a photo prop and frowned at me.

I honestly own less than 30 maxi dresses...I think (giggles).

Ms. Bivens said...

This is very touching. I hope I can be remembered by my grandchildren in that light. You are going to be blessed tremendously.

Love You!

Dr. LiL said...

gotta give the roses while they can still smell em, I'm the same way with my 93 yr old grandma

Tawana said...

I can't express how envious and grateful I am that you still have all your elders with you. I too have always wanted to sit under the elders and just soak up all that "wise woman" wisdom. I feel so lost without mine. Girl, cherish every meal, every moment, every lecture nickname and confusion. Trust me, it's lonely here on the other side.

I wanna be fierce said...

Such wise words. Thanks for sharing.

http://iwannabefierce.blogspot.com/

Iky said...

Gorgeous dress

Alissa said...

First you look so free spirited in this outfit. Second, I love that you can spend time with your 93 year old grandmother. That is a true blessing. I do agree that this generation doesn't appreciate our elders.

T.Davis said...

Alzheimer is horrible way to lose a family member, but trust me she know you're still with her. BTW KT is almost taller than you!

Kerissa said...

You all are such great readers. What beautiful connections blogging has afforded me. This disease is horrible but I'm glad to get a glimpse of the grandmother who shared so many valuable nuggets as I grew up that I can now pass on to my son. She recognized him around day #3 and I have the best photo documenting her giving him a pat on the head and smiling!

Faye said...

Very Nice.......Sweet!

Cousin Kat said...

Hey Riss,

How's it going? As always, enjoyed the blog. You know I'm digging the outfits and shoes.

Love you & Kris

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