Grandmothers the world over are always heroes. We love them, we look forward to seeing them, and they spoil us constantly! Not to mention that when we're the mother in between the child and the grandma, what a wonderful sight to see, when our own child's grandmother enters the room!
I was blessed to have two of the most awesome grandmothers throughout my childhood and into adulthood. Longevity is the name of the game for the women in my family! Indeed, my father's mother lived to nearly her 97th birthday, passing from this life in late 1996. It was always easy to remember how old she was because she was born in 1900. Pretty cool, eh?
This week's Monday Hero is a tribute to all those generations of grandmothers ~ on Earth and in Heaven ~ those who are now in our lives and those who have already passed this way and have reunited with their own ancestry of grandmothers.
Let's think about our grandmothers today and throughout the week. Let us contemplate our love for them and theirs for us. Let us ponder about what we are doing with their names and the legacies they have left to us. Let us pull their spirits unto ourselves and share with those around us. Let us do those things we know they would be proud to see, as if they truly are watching over us. And perhaps this is a good time to write that letter we wish we would have sent, say those things we meant to say, and express the undying affection, devotion, love, and tenderness we feel for our grandmothers.
Please. . .tell us about your grandmothers. . .teach us what this incredible and awesome woman in your life has meant to you. Touch our hearts with your stories.
Over the next two weeks, I will highlight each of my extraordinary grandmothers and the legacy they have left for me; a legacy which I can only hope to leave for my own grandchildren.
Funny how the world sees "real women. . ."
Evidenced by all the Real Housewives of. . . shows which seem to be overtaking our televisions, it appears that the world believes we should all be wealthy, pampered, enviable, catty, curvaceous, gorgeous, and more. While we may be gorgeous, most of us are not rich or spoiled or even catty. We are ~ simply put ~ real.
The idea for this blog came after watching a few of those real housewives shows and realizing just how skewed the views of everyday life can be through the eyes of these women. Particularly to those of us in the trenches, working day-in-day-out to take care of ourselves, our children, our parents, our spouses/partners. Those of us who are out there earning a living, who may be dealing with catastrophic events or troubled children or medical issues or partner concerns.
This is a call to all women everywhere who live everyday lives and who want to simply do their best as they love all, laugh often, and live fully. Let us unite with our whole heart and soul, with humanity and grace, with vigor and hope. We are women and we are thankful to be so!