Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy Birthday, Grandma

Today is my Grandma's 81st birthday. She was in her early twenties in the picture on the left.
The past few weeks have been pretty tough. Not having her at Christmas was hard.
We celebrated her 8oth birthday last year in the clubhouse at her condo. Everyone knew better than to surprise her, she wanted to know every detail and exactly who was going to be there before she agreed to let a party be thrown.
The last time I went for a visit her was a couple of weeks before she was hospitalized. Peter, Sonia, and I took her In-N-Out Cheeseburgers for dinner to celebrate Mothers Day. She loved cheeseburgers.
She was the type of women who liked to be in small groups, mainly her family. She was shy at times but very feisty. Always well put together, her hair had to be perfect. The day after she was admitted I went to the store to get her a gift and immediately went to the aisle withe the brushes and hair accessories. I bought some combs and clips and did her hair that morning. She wasn't too happy with the job. I had to tweak it and then hand her a mirror so she could fix it herself, the right way.
Happy Birthday Grandma, I am sure you're happy to be out of an 80 year old body and into a new "body" that will last for eternity with no arthritis! I miss you terribly and at times it seems like the "missing" is getting worse. I can't wait until I can see you again - Deba


Jenster said...

She has a great smile! Just like you.

In-N-Out Burger?? YUM!!!

Even when we know our loved ones are dancing with the angels and praising God 24/7, it still hurts.

Blessings to you, friend.

Shauna said...

Your Grandma's smile radiates pure joy! I'll bet she was a hoot!


The Daily "B" said...

Jenster- Thank you. Your comment was a very nice "pick me up", for lack of a better expression.=)

Shauna- She had wonderful smile. Thanks!

Becky said...

Awww, what a sweet tribute to your grandma. She was a beautiful lady!

My grandma went to be with the Lord a year before your grandma, and I, too think of her often...but not with sadness, because she, too, is rejoicing in a non-arthritic body! Besides, she's not gone, just gone on ahead!

This was the first year in ages that our church didn't have a Watchnight service (we had a couple of deaths in our church body, and so our poor pastor was stretched pretty thin). Usually, between devotionals and singing, our church has a Chili cookoff. Mine has not yet won...but it will. It WILL! (Lol)

Been There, Done That said...

I've just read your beautiful tribute to Grandma. As long as you remember her, she will always be alive in our hearts. She was a wonderful mother to me and I miss her dearly. Thank you for remembering her like you do, because she was special. She did indeed love to eat, and she can out eat most of us, and that is one of the things I liked about her. She enjoyed whatever she was doing, except "taking pictures". You know how she felt about that! I love the pictures you have of her. Thank you for being a great daughter!