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.
Granny’s College Girl & KT’s