I once wrote a sad post about my grandma. She suffers from dementia and it’s awful to witness.
But as sad as that is, I am blessed to have another living grandma, my mom’s mother, who is still alive. And well. Like, reallllly well.
I chose Mama Kat’s prompt to write 10 things about one of my favorite people and I chose Esther, my 93 (almost 94!) year old grandma. She just might be one of the most fun people I’ve ever encountered. Here’s some reasons why she’s so fab:
- She’s so grateful for everything. I remember sitting in McDonald’s with her once and she got teary-eyed. Why? Because she had a moment of thanks and felt so elated about being with family. We giggled about it over our cheeseburgers, but looking back, it kind of tears me up too! She makes you appreciate the little moments.
- She epitomizes the idea that money doesn’t buy happiness. She’s never had much money. She jokes she has champagne taste on a beer budget. Yet, she’s never wanted expensive things. She’s just happy to have her health and be surrounded by family and friends.
- I’m guessing I get my glass is half-full attitude from her and for that, I am grateful. It’s genetic, don’t you know?
- She understands that life is too short to not dance. She loves to line dance, square dance and get down at weddings. You hear a song playing, and Esther is up moving.
- She talks to EVERYONE. A trip to the grocery store takes her several hours because she talks to every person she encounters. And every person typically walks away with a smile.
- She never thinks it’s too early for a chocolate martini or a B-52 (yes, it’s a drink, and it’s great). Life’s to be celebrated at anytime of day, right?! (For the record, she doesn’t drink much, but it’s a riot when she does.)
- She wakes up every day with a smile on her face. This world would be a happier place if we all had that morning routine.
- She’s the kind of grandma that is involved. Even in her 90’s, she still gets in the pool and does things she probably shouldn’t really be doing.
- And on that note, she’s still driving. Maybe not a good idea for the safety of others on the road, but I can’t say I blame her for wanting to keep her license. It gives her freedom.
- She’s such a character. There’s just nobody quite like her on the planet, I’m convinced. I hope I’m still having that much fun when I’m 94!