This week, I saw this great video and had to share it with my mom…. if you are a mother, grab a kleenex and watch this. I loved it. And bawled.
When I posted it, I didn’t realize it was the day before the 4th anniversary of my mom’s mom passing away. I can not believe it’s been 4years since the world said good bye to one of the most phenomenal women who ever walked it. Today, I stumbled across this and thought I’d share it. At the funeral each of the grandkids were given the opportunity to share – my sister and I shared what we learned from GG (my Grandma – GG is for Grandma Grace or Great Grandma). I needed to be reminded of these lessons today and thought I’d share with you!
All I needed to know I learned from GG….
GG taught me that it is important to give others the spotlight, and to sit in the audience cheering them on. Being a cheerleader and support is just as important (if not more) than being the star of the show.
GG taught me that love is more than words.
GG taught me the art of remembering…. names, what someone is going through, and what someone likes. To pick up on comments casually said in conversation of something the person needed, and remember it come Christmas. To inquire after people and their specific situation. To remember people by name. To stock the fridge with your guests favourite food.
GG taught me that life is full of simple joys – a garden in full bloom, a shore launch, fresh picked strawberries, catching a big walleye, a walk on a beautiful day.
GG taught me to laugh often and much. But never at someone’s expense.
GG taught me I am a part of the world I live in and need to be informed. Staying up to date on current affairs – both politically and culturally… from the evening news to Dancing with Stars.
GG taught me that it is better to listen than to speak. Then when you do speak, everyone is all ears.
GG taught me how to live life to the fullest.
In the words of my Grandma “That’s enough of that mush.”
Here’s a snapshot of her with my mom and my daughters – 4 generations of us together that day. SO glad my girls got to know her and also two great grandgrandpa’s on Mark’s side!
Celebrating life and love,