Today Nan would have turned 98. I made GF strawberry shortcake cupcakes in her honour, as it was her birthday tradition.
Nan’s memory is a blessing; she taught me how to be me and I am grateful for that. I am grateful that we loved each other unconditionally and she accepted me for who I am. I know she would be proud of the person I am today.
Here’s a flashback from her birthday 10 years ago, when she turned 88. This was a post from Blogger’s blog.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Today was nan’s birthday. Mom was away, so we’ll be celebrating more on Saturday. However, I did get some photos of the floral cake her nephew sent her.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Happy belated birthday, Nan! What a lovely celebration tonight!
And here’s the entry from her last birthday with us, from 2012, her 89th birthday.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Nan turned 89 yesterday. We took her to Legal Seafood to celebrate her birthday.
It’s a shame I didn’t write more back then, but it was the end of a busy semester.
Aunt Kathy and Uncle Dave joined us. They had just returned from Italy and bought an intricate crocheted pictured of Venice for her birthday. Nan always wanted to visit Italy and see some of her family, but didn’t get a chance to. Aunt Kathy and Uncle Dave’s kindness surprised Nan. She was overjoyed. Nan was overjoyed we were all with her to celebrate her 89th birthday.
I love you and miss you. I know you are guarding me and holding a piece of gluten-free strawberry shortcake for me. I bet Miss Mimi, Olivia, and our Woos, and Squig are sitting right beside you as well. You’re also partying with Great Grandma, whose 111st birthday was yesterday.