Today is the Birthday!
Well, actually, yesterday was the birthday. But, the birthday girl, and my internet service, are both jokesters. So, we’re a little late.
This year, in honor of my would have been 85 (yesterday) Grandma Dear; I’ve been committed to:
Singing in the morning. (And installing indoor swings.) And basically mustering everything I've got to assist in my chidlren in the "happy childhood" department.
Embracing my silly side.
Creating, and carrying on, holiday traditions.
Creating the kind of space where people love to gather and happy memories can flourish.
Looking towards the future while cherishing the present.
Going out of my way to make others feel special (ok, I need to work on this one).
Remembering what is important.
Taking time to contemplate.
Honing my story telling skills.
Taking the scenic route (with kids in tow).
Happy Birthday to my tap dancing, story telling, joke playing, creative, witty, unconditionally loving, world traveling, dream supporting, cake baking, arts loving, party planning, game playing, energetic, beautiful, author, wife, friend, mother of 11; who was also my dear Grandma Dear.
I am so lucky to have such a role model, inspiration, and guiding light up above. I love you Grandma Dear.
Thank you for teaching me so many important things, not the least of which is dressing inanimate objects for holidays.
Of all her many titles, I am especially grateful for you this one, "D.J., Katie's Grandma."