Friday, April 25, 2008

93 Blessings

My husband's (Shawn) grandmother turned 93 yesterday. WOW! I can not wrap my mind around what that means. All of the changes in the world she has seen and experienced is truly amazing. Her father owned the local general store when she was a child. During the Great Depression they moved out to a farm. What a change for her. Not sure she liked it to much. She went to College, yes college, in Chicago. She married my husband's grandfather in her late 20's and had two daughters. Grandpa was is the Navy so they lived in Japan and all over the US. Until they settled in Phoenix.

I am not sure what you wish for at 93. By that time it seems that most dreams have come true.

I am so glad that I have had the past 20 years to know and love her. My daughters have been blessed to have a great grandmother who is still able to participate the best she can in there life.

I thank God for giving her such a long and wonderful life. She has inspired me to look forward to growing older and that although the body changes you still see things through the same eyes.

We love you Grandma Alyce.


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Heather, thank you for stopping by. How wonderful to still have your grandmother. I lost all mine years ago.

You did a great job with your daughter's rooms. They are just adorable!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, and I'm sorry you lost your doggie, Max. I had to put my girl down 2 1/2 years ago and it was so hard. She was almost 15. They are truly part of the family.


Mrs. B said...

Wow, she looks so good for 93! How wonderful for your girls (and you and your hubby) to have her! I bet she has wonderful stories to tell!

Chrissy said...

My, you do have a way with words...and isn't she lovely indeed!!I always tell my clients not too hate their wrinkles but to look at them as "life lines" I think older women are beautiful and their faces tell their life stories. Have a wonderful weekend, stop by rms soon if you can, love Chrissy....

Shannon said...

Wow! She looks great!! How special to still have her!!

Picket said...

Oh what a beautiful legacy to still have that dear soul in the family...the life and love she has seen....May God bless her with many more years full of joy and good health...Have a wonderful weekend sis!!!

Donna Lynn said...

Your blog is just wonderful! I loved looking at your pretty girls room re-do's, you did a great job!
My great grandma lived to 104, so yours may have many more wishes to go! It is such a blessing to have wise women in our lives...hope you have a great weekend, Donna Lynn

Rue said...

Good morning sweet Heather :)

I can't believe she's 93! She looks beautiful and so much younger. Very hip dresser too! Happy Birthday to grandma Alyce :)

Thank you for yesterday. Talking to you really helped.

Love you,
rue :)

Brenda Kula said...

What a wonderful tribute! Your daughters are lovely young women. And your grandmother looks so happy and involved.

French said...

What a beautiful woman, and I mean that sincerely, beautiful tribute;) French