Today on this 3rd day of November, I am thankful for my 96 year old Grandmother. She is a true gem and an inspiration for us all. I always tell her, I am her baby since I am the youngest grandchild. We have 6 generations in our family, so she is a Great Great Great Grandmother. Now is that not amazing? She always has a smile on her face and is always wanting to do for you. Up until 4 weeks ago, she lived on her own. She fell unfortunately while my brothers were there visiting her. She made them promise that they would not dare tell anyone. They did call my dad and tell him, but made sure he didn’t call anyone else. We learned from that mistake, because it ended up being when she fell, she cracked her pelvis! She ended up in the hospital the next day :(. She was so sad, because she really enjoys her independence.
Now she has been in the rehab center 4 weeks and only has another 2 weeks until she can go back home. I went down and visited her today. Just look at this beautiful smile she was shining when we walked in. (Sorry about low quality of pictures, I took the pictures on my cell).
She was so excited to see us. Unfortunately, my girls could not go because they have a ban on children 18 years and younger due to the Swine Flu outbreak. She made sure she asked about them though and made sure I was to tell them how much she loved them. She is always like I said looking out for others. You cannot leave her house unless you eat something. You see, if you do not eat something she will let you know about it ;). I still love the moments she bakes me homemade banana bread and has it waiting for me when I come visit. I just treasure these moments. I can never imagine life without her. She is absolutely my hero in life. You see, after just 4 short weeks, she is up walking. Nothing will keep her down.
The nurses said she loves to walk everywhere and will not always take her walker with her. Everyone is trying to work on that with her, so she makes sure she doesn’t forget her walker. The nurses said she helped decorate for Halloween and was just enjoying every minute. As long as she is helping or doing something, Grandma will always be happy!
She has brought so much joy and blessings into my life. I love her so much and so happy my girls get the chance to experience her joy as well. We LOVE you Grandma and cannot wait till you get to come home!!!
I will leave you with one last picture that I took today of her playing Bingo. She said this helps her pass the time and she was really focusing on the game when we left.
There she is 96 years old young. Now that’s something to be really thankful for!