Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Family: Four Generations and Friends

Today would be my grandmother, Moppie's 104th birthday!  Amazingly, she lived to be 96 years young and thankfully she got to meet two of her four great-grandchildren, including Timothy.  Moppie was awesome.  She loved tennis, golf, bingo and of course her glass of wine at 5pm religiously every day. She was an incredible athlete playing tennis until her mid to late 80s.  When I was young and she would visit us from the West Coast, on many early mornings I would crawl into her twin bed with her to "snuggle" as my son now often ask of me to do.  I would knock on the door and she would say "you-who."  What a grand lady and pillar for our family. Speaking of pillars, I learned that today is also the 20th wedding anniversary of some special friends of ours.  These friends, like my grandmother, are pillars of strength and courage as they live with and fight breast cancer together.  They are a true team and will undoubtedly beat the disease.  As I write this, I wonder what can I do for them.  I know of generous gifts of food etc but I am no gourmet chef so I think the best thing I can do is pray for them and hope that they know that they are not alone in their journey!  Be strong friends and Happy Birthday Moppie (see Moppie below with my Mom, Timothy during his first Christmas and me!)

Moppie with her daughter, granddaughter and great-grandson!

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