Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nana!

     I want to wish my Nana a Happy Birthday!  I have talked about her so many times on here and the word that best describes her is dependable.  I have said she means so much more than that to me, but you can never underestimate the power of being dependable in someone's life.  It is hard to find those people you can truly depend on, no matter what.  She is one of those people to me, and I hope I never take it for granted.

     She cracks all of us grand and great grandkids up because she just says what she thinks.  You can't understimate how helpful and underappreciated that is at times too!  We joke and say if you want an honest opinion, go ask Nana.  But, that also falls in that dependable category.  You know she is going to be honest and tell you what is for your own good, whether it is what you want to hear or not.

     She is a sharp lady that has done a lot of different things in her life.  She has never been afraid of trying something new.  She has worked in different fields from real estate to beauty shop owner!  I remember when I was little she had a ceramic shop out of her home.  She is very smart and just goes after what she wants.  That is just one of the things I have always admired and respected about her.  She is also one of those people that can go anywhere and will run into someone she knows.  No joke.  She can be out of state and strike up a conversation with someone and before long they know someone in common or come to find out, she knows them or has sold them a house at some time.  That always cracks me up.  She is really friendly and can talk to anyone about anything.  She, almost literally, never meets a stranger.  That fun side of her is what all of our kids love about her too!

     Nana, I hope you have a GREAT birthday and I hope you know just how much you mean to your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren!        One more thing about Nana.  She has a necklace she wears all the time that has charms for all of her children and grand and great grandchildren.  She loves to show it off and the look on her face when she is telling someone about it and who each charm is for is priceless!

This was at Sadie's Christening.  It is a five generation picture of our Meme we lost last year, Nana, my mom, my sister Amanda, and Sadie.  All five are women!  Five generations doesn't happen often anymore, and especially all the same gender.

Nana and Macalister.  She is wearing the charm necklace.

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