March 1st, marks what would have been my Grandma's 98 birthday. 98, I can not even imagine what life would be like to be 98. The world has changed so much in the past 98 years. One thing I know for certain is that had she still been with us she would have adapted, tried new things, laughed as she said, I am too old for this and above all she would have LOVED watching her great grand children grow up. As a child I knew beyond measure that I was loved by her, and when my girls came along I KNEW that she adored them, nothing made her happier than a visit with her Greats!
Oh how I miss her, certainly time has lessened the ache, as we have learned to do life with out her. The old adage "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" is certainly true, especially on this day, Her birthday! I always remember even after 14 March 1st's, without her. So today, I pulled out the scrapbook I did for her memorial, and remembered all that she meant to me. Sure there were a few tears, but mostly my heart is full of gratitude for all her life meant to me. For all she taught me. Ultimately for the gift of laughter, the ability to laugh at one's self, and to enjoy a good joke or prank here and there. She will always be remembered with a happy heart, for I know that is how she would want to be remembered, with a smile in our hearts and laughter on our lips.
Gram, I miss you, I love you, and today I remember with a huge smile in my heart. Blessed beyond measure because I had the privilege that is shared by only 10 others in this whole entire world, the privilege of calling YOU Grandma!