....by my 13 year old granddaughter at Grandparents Day at her school. She did a beautiful job making a poster with pictures of me and my sisters when we were children and one of my senior picture. She wrote a short biography of my life events from the interview she was required to do. The following are excerpts from the biography:
"My grandma has always loved all of her family. They are mainly the biggest part of her life. Both of her parents were very loving and family oriented. She misses them terribly and the fact that saddens her the most is that her parents never got to meet any of her children or grandchildren. Her first husband, Dave who passed away in 1975, was always very kind to her and he was joyful and happy at everyone of his children's births. Her second husband, Tom, has always been there for her and the rest of our family. Even though he isn't blood-related, he will still always be a wonderful part of our family."
"My grandma is such a wonderful influence on everyone. She has a positive attitude towards everyone and everything. She has a positive outlook on life that everyone admires. She always tries to find the good in people and something to be happy and cheerful about and to keep looking up and not get down and depressed very often. She inspires me to also have a positive attitude and outlook on life. I love my grandma for everything she is, with all my heart. I would never want her to change. It takes more muscles to smile than to frown."
How great is that? I don't think I could have received a higher honor anywhere else in the world!
I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful family, children and grandchildren, and especially at this special time of year I am so very thankful for each and every one of them.