Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Grandma Nellie

My Grandma Nellie, my dad's mom, turned 97 this past weekend.  Isn't she beautiful?

I am so blessed to have my both of my Grandmas.  Both are 97.  My Grandma Nellie lives with her daughter, my Aunt Ruby Dean.  And all things considered she is doing wonderfully.  We had a good visit this weekend.  My Aunt had cake and ice cream and lots of family came by to with my Grandma Nellie a happy 97th birthday.

My Grandma Flo, my mother's mom, is now in a nursing home.  This is the Grandma that was told she just had a couple of weeks to live . . . back in March!  I guess the Lord isn't ready to take her home yet.  I hate to say it, but she is failing.  However, when I saw her at the nursing home just a couple of weeks ago, she called me by name as soon as I walked in the door, and she asked about my husband by name.  That is a blessing to me.  To know that she still recognizes me.  Sometimes I wonder if she does, but on that day I knew. 

Family is a blessing.  I know there are times I have taken my family for granted, I'm sure we all have.  But during this Christmas season make a special effort to let each person in your family know just how loved they are. You never know what tomorrow will bring.  So don't wait.  "I Love You" are the three most under used words in the English language.


  1. Robbin she is beautiful! I love her choice in tennies!! A Happy 97th to her!!!

  2. You are indeed blessed! My dear grandma would have been 97 this year but went home to be with the Lord in 1993....I still miss her everyday! I have many of her things around me to keep her fresh in my memory.

    Thanks for sharing this precious post...Happy Birthday to your Grandma :)

    CHRISTmas Blessings!

  3. Grandma with Converse shoes on. Totally COOL!

  4. sweet post and your grandmothers are blessed to have you as you are to have them!!!

  5. Oh my goodness! I have a grandma Nellie too! She will turn 100 in May. Aren't they the best?!

  6. You are blessed!!! I have no grandparents and no parents left, BUT I count myself very blessed anyway. I have beautiful legacies and memories to cherish.

    BTW, I'm just 50ish!

  7. That is just beautiful..Grandma Nellie for sure. I am so touched by your story. What a blessing you have to have both of your Grandmas. I can tell you certainly don't take it for granted. How wonderful. Thanks for sharing your tender story. Prayers for your grandma.