Friday, November 7, 2008

My Grandma...

Today is my Granny's 82nd birthday. I am sitting here, waiting to get off work so that we can go to dinner with her tonight. It makes you think, when someone gets this old. She certainly isn't what she used to be. She doesn't see well, or hear well, or even walk well and I know that makes her unhappy. She has changed SO MUCH physically that it is even hard for me-trying to remember what she used to be, although, I know it is much harder for her. HOWEVER, it doesn't change what is inside. She still has the same BIG heart and kind words (sometimes they get hidden in between the other words, but still...) She still has good advice and is the matriarch of our family. She is the little glue that holds us all together. I have no doubt that if she were not here, we would be in a much different, more difficult place. I know that she wants to be with my grandpa again and misses him so much, but, I don't know what I will ever do without her. Grandma-I know you will never read this, or probably even hear about it, but I love you. You are still one of my best friends and a kindred spirit. Thanks for everything and Happy Birthday Hippo.


miss aubrey said...

katie! This is Terri's daughter Aubrey. We KNEW you were lds! isn't that the craziest thing when you can just feel that? I'm so excited to see your blog! I remember my great grandmas aging as I grew up and It's just so incredible what examples they are and how women really strengthen and uplift their families. I'm so happy to know you! lots of love-aubrey

Tim and Katie said...

I don't even know you, but I like you already! Have a happy day!