Friday, February 20, 2009

A strong line of women

My Grammy's birthday was yesterday. Of course, I didn't have a chance to post this yesterday (shocker: Late again. What!? Not me...). But since I posted about my mom's birthday last weekend, I thought I must introduce you to the woman who started it all. My mom's mom is the strongest, most honest, beautiful, kindhearted woman I know. She just turned 84 and makes it to the gym everyday, poker and lunches with her friends every week, activities with us grandkids, plans dinners for the whole family and does it all with a smile on her face. Phew - makes me feel like a slacker! She raised three beautiful daughters and was my Grandpa's rock until the day he passed away. She was a product of her time; as a married woman, she had rarely/never pumped her own gas, paid bills, been alone. Yet her strength and sass pulled her through that tough time after my Grandpa was gone. She has not only learned the chores my he took care of (yard work, pool care, bills) but also learned to use a cell phone, digital camera, DVR and computer! Yes, Grammy is fully aboard the digital superhighway! She and I have a special ESP, if you will; we often call each other at the same time, have similar dreams, similar style (jewelry, shoes, and purses, oh my!) and similar personality traits (ha! my dad likes to ask my gram, my mom and me if we file our tongues to get them so sharp! hey, we just tell it like it is!). I couldn't be more proud to come from such an amazing line of women. I pray that God will give me a little girl someday so I can teach her in true Krueger style!

My Mom and Gram

So here's to your birthday, Gram! I love you.


Solem's Classic Interiors said...

Oh yes, Miss E, you do come from a strong line of women! Women with steely backbones and unwavering (some call it bull-headed) opinions ~ women who aren't afraid to stand up for their beliefs and argue for their principles and values.

But, we are more than the sum of all that. We are also gentle and kind...considerate and respectful...sensitive and sympathetic....always there to cry with a friend, hold a hand when there is someone in need and wipe away a tear from a loved one's face when they are saddened.

I am blessed to have come from a long line of strong-yet-gentle women, and I am thankful for my daughter who is following in our footsteps.

I love you!

Lulu said...

This was such a lovely post, girl! Your grandmother sounds like such a hoot, I can't wait to meet the rest of your family someday soon!