Although none of them were/are perfect, they taught me and nurtured me and helped me to become who I am. I was fortunate enough to have a relationship with both my grandmothers growing up. One grandmother lived til 96 and the other is currently 99. We are planning a big "to do" for her 100th next year! My mom's dad was a part of my life until I was in my late 20s I still miss him, but will never forget all that he taught me. My dad's dad passed away before my first birthday, but a lot of him lived on in my dad and my dad was a big influence on my life. My mom was and is still a big influence on my life. She went back to college when I was in HS. I'm a little older than she was when she went back, but her example is a big part of why I'm in college now. I don't have very many pictures on my computer apparently and not a lot of time to dig them up, but you get the idea. I love these people... I'm so thankful!!!
|Grandma about 10 years ago|
|Grandma getting clean bill of health last spring|
|mom and stepfather|
|Granddad and sister probably 70s|
|Dad in the 80's|