Sunday, April 13, 2008

Everything I Need To Know, I Learned From Grandma

When I am emotional or upset or nervous, I write. Words pop into my head. I used to ignore them but it would take alot longer to get over the emotions if I did. So now I write them down and get them out. Please bear with me as I reminise about my grandmother and write some of my feelings down. I wrote this little list today.

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Grandma
1. Rootbeer Floats are one of the basic food groups
2. NEVER sit on a public toilet without a seat cover or toilet paper on the seat.
3. A grandmother's bed can always hold one more.
4. Dangerous objects for children include, but are not limited to: lollipops, toothbrushes, and afghans.
5. Paradise can be found anywhere even an old barn shaped house in Mountainaire, AZ.
6. ALWAYS count the hard boiled eggs you hide inside the house at easter time. The consequences could be foul.
7. Grandkids are not spoiled, they are loved alot.
8. If you find yourself or a family member in an embarrassing situation... be sure to take a picture.
9. Always look your best, going to the hospital for surgery is no exception.
10. When you are sad or depressed, it's time to go shoe shopping.
11. Thin Mint girl scout cookies taste best straight from the freezer when grandma's not looking.
12. The most important thing I've learned from grandma is that an imperfect family can still find perfect love.

My grandmother spent her life trying to keep her family close. This past weekend our whole family has benefited from the fruits of her labor. Because when it comes down to it, we are a strong close knit family thanks to grandma. Without all her hard work, our support system wouldn't be so extensive. She knew this, she saw what the rest of us were sometimes too blind to see. So thank you grandma for knowing how much we really need family, and for making ours strong enough to with stand anything.

If there is anyone in the family that would like to add something they learned from grandma, I would really love to hear it. Post a comment and if you don't have a blog just the click the circle next to the annonymous option and be sure to write your name in the post!! I can't wait to hear everyone else's lessons from grandma, thank you.


Davis family said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. But I loved your list. Its a great way to keep her memory with you. Lots of love and prayers being sent your way!!

Anonymous said...

1.Grandma always made sure to have on hand Sunny 'D' and saurkraut with hotdogs every time I spent the night. 2.You were never too big to sit in her lap and she would "tickle" your arm until you fell asleep. 3.She was always taking pictures (no matter how annoyed we got with her doing so) mabey she was on to something. In turn it was giving us a window to look through later on in life and remember all the fun times we shared growing up. Grandma we will miss you very much. We were so lucky to have had you for the time you were here. All the lessons you taught us will be with us forever. I LOVE YOU, Your Granddaughter, Beth

giddymomof6 said...

What an Amazing blog! You have such a gift with words! We're praying for you guys!

the Jesters Court said...

I was so sad to hear about Grandma Jeanie. Your Grandma was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed.
Your family will be in our prayers!