Thursday, October 03, 2013

90 years old!!!

A whole life, almost a century and still going strong.

My beautiful granny Odete, turned 90 years old today.  You know, all the women in my family live very long lives, which is such a blessing.

It still hurts that my other granny Jacinta passed away last week, it's heartbreaking in so many ways, mostly because I wish that I had the time with her to forge as strong a bond as I have with this grandma.  But, I can't dwell on what could have been.

She is now officially the last grandparent I have, my word.

Over the years you have heard me speak about her at length, about what she taught me and how we used to sit for hours with a cup of tea and just talk and talk and talk.

She was there for all the important moments in my life, she watched me grow from a small child into a teenager, watched me go through the teen craziness and then onto a young woman, and she was also there when I met my husband, when I cried, when I jumped up and down with giddiness when he proposed and for my wedding.

I don't know if I would be half the woman I am today, if it weren't for my granny.

So thankful to have had her in my life and I only hope that she is around for many, many more.

Happy Birthday Granny, I love you more than words could say!!!


  1. I love the picture - she looks like a sweetheart!
    You are blessed to have had them. My Grandma's both passed away by the time I was 4. I remember just a few things from one Grandma and I don't remember the other one at all as I was only 6 months when she passed.

  2. I'm sorry for your loss and happy that you still have this one. She is lovely. I never got to know mine. :(


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