Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Happy Birthday Grandma Lou

Yesterday was my Grandmothers birthday. I called her in the evening to wish her a happy birthday. She greeted me with the same voice I have known and loved since childhood. The physical being on the other end of the line has changed in the ways all eventually do, but the voice is the same. I love my gramma. She has a way of hugging that makes one forget about everything else in the world. It was obvious to me from a very young age, that she was the kind of woman I wanted to be. She is devoted to her family and her faith, and has a genuine love for people. It may sound crazy, but I have also always admired her wrinkles and to this day I hope I have wrinkles like hers when I am her age. They are soft and plump; the kind of wrinkles that are created from smiles and love rather than the creasy harsh kind that are caused by too many frowns. Mostly, I hope that I will learn to have my grandmother’s heart. She loves without condition, gives without question, and has strength beyond measure.


Anonymous said...

I didn't know it was Lou's birthday!!! I'm such a bad neighbor! I know what you mean about her hugs...amazing! I haven't seen her in a while...makes me want to stop in and just say hi. -Jen

Sandra said...

I'm so jealous! You get to see gramma! Give her a big hug for me!