Archive for December 2nd, 2012



Today my nana, my dad’s mother, turned 101. And honestly, she hadn’t changed very much in all the years I have known her. Yes, she has gotten older in body, and forgets things a bit more now than before, but her spirit and persona are just the same as ever. She is still fiercely independent. Incredibly strong. Strong willed. Proud. And fueled by her family – particularly her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren! Years ago – I believe at her 90th birthday – someone asked her what has kept her going all these years. Her response? “As long as my grandchildren and great-grandchildren need me, I’ll be here. They keep me going.” Well, Nana, we will all always need you. You are such an inspiration, we love you and are all thankful for each day – and year – we have with you!

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