Monday, April 6, 2009

Missing My Grandma

My late grandma's birthday is today, April 6th. She passed away in 2005. She was by far the closest family member to me, outside of Mom or John. She took care of us when mom was at work, from infancy until John could drive. My mom worked 5am-1pm so Grandma would come over extra early and get us ready. She even tied our shoes long after we could tie them ourselves. I remember once when I was sick she even rocked me to sleep and I was way past the age of needing to be rocked. She made this awesome meal when we were sick that she called "Egg in a dish" it was a hard boiledish egg where the white was hard boiled and the yellow was goopy (yeah... I don't cook and there is probably a name for this.) She would cut the white up and drip the yellow over little peices of bread. Put it in a cup then voila... egg in a dish. I've never tried to replicate this seeing as I can barely make cereal right.

I've just been thinking about her a lot lately. She too went through some miscarriages. She had a stroke later in 2001 that could have been caused by MTHFR (she was an old lady though but I can see the possible connection.) She was always very giving with her money, food, time, anything. She was just a giving lady. I think if she were still alive she would totally front us the money for surrogacy without batting an eye. She always handled the finances and now that she is gone my 82 year old grandpa handles it all. I don't blame him for not handing me 40,000 of course, it's a different world for an elderly man who is now all alone.

More grandma memories to come... I'm having a sneezing attack... damn being allergic to Oklahoma.


UnicornMommy said...

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Hugs to you.

Katie said...

Aww I had no idea! She sounds like an amazing person! I can tell just from those stories where parts of your personality come from :) Love you, miss you