“All granddaughters are brilliant and beautiful … and obviously take after their grandmother.”
How I wish the above quote were true. But on the other hand, I am blessed with grandchildren who teach me things I should have learned in my own youth, which, mentally, lasted a long time! Better late than never.
The picture on the left is my granddaughter, Corina. Corina joined the reserves and is now in New Mexico’s 100 degree weather, training for her deployment to Bahrain. She is in some branch of military police and, according to a note emailed by her mom with the picture, was one of the few in her group that passed the army’s pop up shooting test. She was also singled out in her earlier training as an example of how to shot a rifle.
Corina is brilliant, kind, cheerful, and able to defend herself. Don’t mess with Corina!
The young lady on the right is my granddaughter, Miah. She is a brilliant college student who is involved in the “Dear World” movement, which is responsible for the lovely “Keep Hope Alive” photo of her. What a lovely message, suggested by her Mom, in this time of fear and confusion. I told you my grandkids teach me.
Miah is also responsible for putting the professional touches on this blog. She is taking me through blog changes in baby steps and setting aside time for monthly meetings so I can learn at a grandma’s pace.
But I do try to instill some wisdom into my grandchildren. My main instructions are for them to study hard and become rich and successful so they can take care of me when I get old and senile. Their bright little faces convey the thought, “What do you mean, when?” They all have this marvelous sense of the ridiculous. Love that!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.