My great grandma celebrated her 105th birthday last week. I got to go home and celebrate since the husband was at football camp. YAY for family time!
ONE HUNDRED FIVE YEARS! …..That is amazing!
I can’t imagine all that she has seen, lived through, endured, and learned through her 105 years.
The pure logistics of this amaze me. Then, I see the HUGE family that surrounds her. ♥All because two people fell in love. ♥ She had 7 children (I believe- I lose track with my huge family), my granny being the oldest of them. My granny had five children, my mom being one of them. My mom had three children, me being one of them. And my sister & I are both adding on to the family tree. *Now, multiply that by 7 and you’re getting close to understanding the extent of her family* That one line “all because two people fell in love” amazed me at her 100th Birthday party- there were a few hundred of us there, no joke or exaggeration– all children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren of one woman. Truly amazing!
I come from a long line of amazing women and as I look at all the women (and my little nephew- he’ll tell you he’s a boy!!) in that photo all I can see is blessings. My great grandma, my granny, my mom, and my sister have all been a major component to my upbringing and make up who I am…. Unfortunately, my great grandma has been deteriorating a lot in the past 8′ish years and I was unable to truly get to know her as a woman but from all the things I’ve heard- she had fire in her veins and was quite the woman.
My granny is one of the most Godly women I know, I can’t say THE most, because my mom and sister are in the running for that title as well. She views life through the eyes of an angel and truly embodies a Christian spirit. If only my heart would be that pure, open, selfless, and God driven…. The thing is— I can say those exact words about my mom AND my sister as well. They are such amazing and Godly women- I know how proud He is of those three women- they lead me everyday to becoming a better woman- not by words but by actions. They live their lives in such a way that others can’t help but take note of their beautiful hearts. So wonderful they each are. I have such admeration and love for them and their amazing spirits.