Thankful thought no 2

Thankful thought 2

Another thankful thought after the first one: I’m thankful that my grandmother is still a part of my life! She is 92 years old and was very ill last year. I went with her in the ambulance to the hospital when she broke her hip at home, and it was a stressful time. Now she is back at home, trying to go on even though everything is hurting and worn out in her body. I am impressed that she still lives on her own, and manages (with a lot of help of course) to go through her days (always with the nurse-alarm-button around her neck). I am thankful that she can still smile (at times) and that I have the chance to visit, have coffee with her and talk about this and that.

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6 Responses to Thankful thought no 2

  1. Kristina says:

    That’s a very nice thankful thought, Hanna.

    When you think about it – 92, that’s impressive! You should get your grandma to tell you how much the world has changed in her liefetime – I bet it will be hard to believe the things she has witnessed. (My boyfriend’s granddad will be 102 this year and, when we made a book about him for his 100s Birthday, it was really interesting to flick through his photos and think about the things he has seen – the whole century, hard to take this in…)

    Wish your grandma strength and good health and don’t forget to brighten up her mood with your visits.

  2. iHanna says:

    Kristina, thanks for your lovely story about your boyfriends granddad, how cool that you made a book for and about him! I sure have talked many times with my grandmother about old times, and I’ve got tapes with her voice etc etc. Could be a book too, some day when I have the time to compile it all.

  3. Kim says:

    That is a lot to be thankful for. To have your grandma here with you and you being able to appreciate her, what a wonderful exchange! I am sure she is just as tickled to have you there, helping to care for her. It is more and more a rare thing that family members will take the time and energy with their elders. There is so much to learn from them, if only how to be present and live the moment fully. You are blessed.

  4. April Cole says:

    You are blest! To have your grandmother in your life… the stories she must tell :]
    Thank you for sharing, and your altered book is delightful to see.
    As always… your site is a treat to visit.

  5. Laila says:

    How lucky you are still having your granny. Mine became 104 years old, born in 1891. She was a strong lady. Hopefully your granny will feel better when the spring is on for real. Seems your granny is a strong lady too living alone at her age. I wish her all the best.
    I got to know a story about my granny after her death, and the story was not known in the family at all. One of my customers came to me and offered me a photo. She did wonder whether I knew the couple on the image. I saw at once it was my granny (very young at age) but the man beside her I didn’t know. Well, it turned out to be her first fianc? and nobody ( in the family) ever knew she had been engaged before marrying my grandad. My customer was kind enough to give me the photograph, and now it’s amongst my treasures.
    Lovely Sunday to you.
    Laila

  6. Chris says:

    How touching. I’m so glad your grandmother is still with you. I know you give her joy.

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