Friday, July 20, 2007
Why I love my Granna
First off, let's clarify... it is Granna..not Grandma. I couldn't seem to say Grandma when I was younger so it became Granna and it stuck. My brother called her that, Jimmy calls her that and now Anna calls her Great-Granna. I am a real trend setter! =)
It's funny now as you grow up you start appreciating the things in life that didn't mean as much to you when you were younger and more self-centered. Also, I think being a parent changes your perspective on things maybe more so than any other event in your life ever will. That is why as I have grown older I have come to love and appreciate my Granna more than I ever did as a child.
The things that impress me most about my Granna are the simplest things in life but the things that truly say 'I love you'! For instance when we were younger she always made us a homemade cake for our birthdays. Yes, the store bought one are fancier but the homemade ones are the ones I remember the most fondly and hope to continue as a special part of my childrens lives. What a special gesture... we take things like this for granted these days as we are all too busy doing anything that might resemble being a true homemaker. I thank my Granna for setting an example and for taking a few minutes to make those cakes for me that more than anything else said she cared!
Then there is this totally different side of my Granna. She is a grandmother mind you but, she is one of the most tech savvy ladies you could meet. She emails, surfs the net, orders things online and various other things that would SCARE most women her age. I love this about my Granna not because of how cool it makes her (although it does) but because of how much it shows her ability to adapt to change. It seems that the biggest problem most older people have is being stuck in their ways and afraid of change. For someone my grandmas age who made it through her whole childhood without the invention fo the TV to so willingly embrace the world wide web says so much about her.
I am proud of my Granna. She teaches me so much about life and how to live it graciously. She teaches me how to make meals for me family and actually sit around the table and eat and enjoy the company of each other. She teaches me how to make pies, host parties, give gifts and give of yourself. She teaches me how to be a be open-minded, how to take care of others and how to take care of yourself. She teaches me that it's not just about telling people you love them but about showing them.... in whatever way it may be!
I love you Granna! Thank you for teaching me and I hope to continue learning more from you everyday!
Here is a picture of my Granna with Anna just a few weeks ago! We love going to visit her!