We are blessed. I have shared posts about my children’s Great-Grandmother on occasion and today I am going to share some more. Grandma is 96 years old, still can take care of herself with little to no assistance, only takes 3 prescribed medications, is in her right mind and can recall stories from as far back as her youth (she clearly remembers her mother’s passing when she was 4 years old). She is a blessing that now lives with us.
Grandma lived alone until earlier this year when she was frightened in her home (we think it was a loud car passing by, but who knows). She started out staying with my brother and sister in law but they are busy and always on the go. Grandma doesn’t want to be alone anymore so she said she wanted to live with us. I joke that our house is like the projects; someone is always home. She is such a light to us. We converted our home office to her ‘quarters’ and she says she couldn’t be happier.
I’m sharing this post because I’m thankful, for a few reasons. The first being, I’m so thankful that we have the space for her, when my hubby and I got married we lived with her, then when I was laid off and we had to move out of our apartment in 2012, we lived with her as a family! I’m thankful that my children will have the experience of living with an elder, with her in the house they know they have a responsibility to be mindful of their noise and of how they treat one another. I’m thankful because I can listen to her life stories. She has seen and experienced so much and she will share all that she’s learned willingly.
We are blessed and in this season I’m so thankful for Grandma Bertha Brown. Thankful that she trusts me to take care of her. I pray that when I’m older my children will be kind to me.
Until next time,