Saturday, January 3, 2015
Celebrate Good Times, Come On! - #1
I am ever so grateful to Ruth Ayres for inviting us to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week.
It has been almost a month since I have written a celebration post. I hope to change that in 2015 because celebrating the small things is such a big thing. After I reveal my one little word on Slice of Life Tuesday, my celebrations will take a slightly different turn.
But for today, I celebrate my grandma. My grandma is 90 years old and has lived a hard life. She has been divorced, raised six children on her own, and lost her youngest just a few years ago to cancer. But my grandma is a trouper and I love "Granny-ma" dearly.
My grandma also has dementia and with each passing day, a little of her memory is being taken away. I celebrate her and the Christmas we spent together as a family. Looking ahead, I know in my heart it was a special one.
I also celebrate returning to school for a new semester. I love new beginnings and there are so many things I want to do and change this second part of the year. My daughter Megan will begin her student teaching on Monday too! The anticipation of the return is building and I am excited for both of us.
Happy New Year everyone and may your year be filled with many celebrations!
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Oh how amazing to still have your grandmother with you! She sounds like such a strong and amazing woman! Your daughter is student teaching in your school?!?! That's awesome! My first long term sub job was in the same school with my mom and I taught for a couple of years in the same school as my sister. Working with family can be fun!! Best of luck to her!! (Oh and I'm going to try that book you recommended. I'll let you know. Thank you! You always give me the best recommendations!!)ReplyDelete
It's very special that you celebrated your "Granny-Ma", Leigh Anne. I suspect that this past Christmas was a special one with her. I treasure my time with my grandparents, & want to be that for my grandchildren-it's the nicest relationship! Best wishes for 2015 & looking forward to hearing about your OLW!ReplyDelete
Loved hearing about your Granny-ma and I bet she is just as thankful to have you as you are to have her. Sounds like you share a special bond. Best of luck to your daughter on Monday. How exciting...and YAY for new beginnings!ReplyDelete
Lovely celebrations. My mom has Alzheimer's and this was the first Christmas that I could not stop missing the mom I knew.ReplyDelete
I am lucky to still have both my grandmothers with me. They are incredible strong women.ReplyDelete
Wow! Happy birthday to your grandmother!!ReplyDelete
Wow what wonderful celebrations. The places you are in your life. To have a grandmother and a daughter who is jumping into adulthood. What a blessing. Have a wonderful start to your week Leigh Anne. I can't wait to find out about your OLW.ReplyDelete
Wonderful celebrations this week, Leigh Anne! I'm glad you were able to spend the holiday with your Granny-ma. Best of luck to your daughter too, as she begins this next phase of her life. She has a great role model -- you!!ReplyDelete
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Happy Birthday Granny-Ma! I have such a spot for people who are loving on their grandparents. Best of luck to your daughter too-that is such an exciting time. Happy New year!ReplyDelete
Grandmas are such special, special people. You are lucky to still have her in your life. Good luck to your daughter. You have lots of wonderful things to celebrate this week. Good luck as you go back to school.ReplyDelete
I can't wait to hear more about your's daughter's student teaching adventures! What grade will she be in?ReplyDelete
An important, but tough celebration. I've always been very close with one of my grandmothers and it's hard to see them age.
I'm looking forward to seeing your Tuesday post!
I love the word "trouper" to describe your grandma! It is such a word of strength and tenacity. Definitely worth celebration!ReplyDelete
Celebrating the older and younger generation stretches the happiness on the time-line. I am curious about your new OLW.ReplyDelete
A grandmother is a wonderful thing to celebrate - grandparents add so much to our lives. Looking forward to celebrating with you in 2015!ReplyDelete
Certainly your celebration of your grandmother and your daughter is evidence of the circle of life. While they are at two very different points in life, both are special and worth celebrating.ReplyDelete