Friday, September 22, 2006

Friendship Friday!!!


Do you have a friend you would like to honor? Maybe they did something special for you, or were there through a rough period in your life. Maybe they helped you move or brought over chicken soup when you were sick, watched your kids for you?
Well here's your chance to honor them. Every Friday I'm going to honor one of my friends, either one that I've met through blogging, or my closest friends around me. If you want to join in, just grab the banner and add your name to Mr. Linky.


The friend I picked for today is actually my grandmother Odete, my dad's mom. We all know how special grandmother's are right??? And even more so, when they become your friends, your confidants and even your partners in crime.

Before I got married, my grandmother had already become one of my closest friends, we would sit every afternoon, have some tea and chat. We chatted about everything, about her life, her childhood.....she would tell me stories about how she met my grandfather, the places they went, funny stories about my dad and uncle and the rest of the family.

I would sit quietly, smiling or laughing at her words, and then I would share my stories, my first boyfriend, the current boy trouble I was having, high school drama, the way I looked, what I wanted to be etc.

It was a great time to bond.

I still remember vividly when I first met my husband online. My grandmother was the only one who knew and she pretty much went through the whole process with me. She even helped me pay for the ludicrous phone bills that I incurred talking to him. Remember I was in South Africa and he was here in the States. When you throw 4 hours plus of phone calls into the mix, you get a phone bill that is sure to send anyone running. :)

But she stuck by me, through the ups and downs, she was the one I went to and confided in when something was wrong, or when something was right.

My grandma, my wonderful wonderful friend.

So I wanted to honor her today, because she deserves it and because I miss her so much. Just like leaving Hayley and the rest of the family behind, leaving my Grandma was so hard. I miss our talks, our shared cups of tea, our laughs as we would sit watching "Days of Our Lives", just everything, and I can't wait to see her next year, put my arms around her and give her the biggest hug on earth.

I love you grandma!!!




8 comments:

Jess said...

This is great! I found you from Flip Flop Mamma. And I actually wrote about my girfriends today, not knowing you were doing this one. This is a great idea. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we sooo need to find the beauties in our life to focus & be thankful for.
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momrn2 said...

Beautiful!!

COURTNEY said...

This is so sweet. My grandma is also one of my very best friends. I couldn't make it without her. Thanks for sharing Sandra:)
Have a great weekend

Michelle said...

what a sweet post honoring your grandmother!

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Oh, this was such a nice post, it brought tears to my eyes!!! I don't appreciate tears this early in the day, Sandra!! LOL.

Morning Glory said...

What wonderful memories! It's so great that you have her in your life and a blessing to us that you share your tribute with us.

theresa said...

What a terrific idea! I will jump in next Friday though...hubby is on his way back in town and we are going to have some family time with him and the girls.

Also, sounds like you have a wonderful grandma. My relationship with mine has actually got sweeter since I moved. We talk several times a month where before I would barely even see her. I see it continuing to grow into so much more. Gotta love our Grammies'!

Christina said...

You're right, grandmas make awesome friends!