Considering that the 10th is my Grandma's 76th birthday, I'm dedicating this post to her.
Yesterday, my kids and I went to spend the day with her. We got her a pretty, delicate, silver necklace with a charm that says: "I Love You". She thought it was wonderful! I would have gotten her more, but times are very, very lean here... We also got her one of those huge cheesecakes with the different flavors in place of a birthday cake, because she LOVES cheesecake but doesn't buy it for herself. Ever.
My Grandma. While she holds fast to some of the beliefs that she grew up with, she is first and foremost my Grammy. She was there for me when no one else was. You see, right before my 2nd birthday, my father got my mother pregnant again. But he claimed there was no way it was his and they started a sticky horrible divorce. My father feared that my mother would gain sole custody of me, so what did he do? He took me from Long Island, NY and ran down here to Florida...
His parents immediately uprooted their entire lives in New York and proceeded to follow my father down here to make sure that I was well taken care of. We all lived together, my Grammy, Grandpa, father and myself, for less than a year. My father got up, got ready for work like normal, left a note in my crib and left.
We did see him off and on throughout my life. Normally it was when ever his latest girlfriend kicked him out and he needed a place to stay. Other than that, we hardly seen him. My Grandparents raised me from the time I was 2 until I grew up and moved out at 18yrs old. When I was 14, my Grandpa passed away from heart problems.
My Grandpa was Grammy's world. He passed away 20 years ago, and to this day, my Grandma has yet to even go out on a date with another man.
She's been through a lot in her life. I hope that she realizes how appreciative I am for all she has done for me in her life. Now that I'm an adult, we disagree on many things, but no matter what, she will always be my Grammy and I will always love her!
Grammy, I love you!
|Taken with my Canon PowerShot S3IS and edited lightly with PS CS3 to touch up the skin tone and add highlights.|