Granny's 94th b'day party (taken in June 2010)... I love this picture!!
On September 16, 2010, my sweet granny went to be with the Lord. She was one amazing woman and loved by all who ever knew her. I lived most of my childhood, teen and young adult life with my granny. Even in my adult married life granny was always present; when David was working I would meet granny for dinner or when David was home I would go pick her up and she would eat dinner with us. Even after we moved across town I still would see my granny on a regular basis.
Fun fact.... The only home I ever remember growing up in during my childhood was my granny's. See my mom was a single parent and she and I lived with my granny all of my childhood, I believe from age 2 until my mom remarried when I was 13. My room was the middle bedroom down the hall. A couple years ago when David and I were in between selling and buying a house we (all of us, David, myself, Luke and the 2 dogs) lived in granny's house for 8 months. David and I slept in my old childhood bedroom and Luke slept in one of the other rooms. I remember thinking often during those 8 months how my life had come full circle and how my granny's house held so many special memories of my childhood and for 8 months my husband and sweet little boy got to live in the same place I called home for so many years. I am glad I was able to call my granny's home.."home" again even as an adult.
My granny even doggie sat for me every day while I was at work for my 2 boxer for years (well before I had an actual human child and then I couldn't stop at two different daycares and the dogs had to learn to be real dogs...oh the horror!)
Granny has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. She lived a remarkable LONG (94 years) life. I have so many fond memories of summers together and field trips she attended with me. She loved to cook and especially loved baking!! I honestly could write pages and pages about my granny and all the memories I have. I decided to just give you all a preview of what a special lady she was and am keeping all of the millions of sweet memories I have of her to myself.
I only hope that Luke (and soon Eli) can look back one day and remember their grandparents in such a fond and wonderful way that I will ALWAYS remember my granny.