I was (just) 20 when she died. Looking back on it all I can see that I was a kid, nothing more. So immature, so tied to the apron strings, so lacking in any meaningful life experience. My parents had managed to shield me from the worst of what life had to offer, which, I think, is a big part of your role, as a parent.
You never wanted to be my mom. You wanted to be my grandma. When my dad brought home his pregnant young bride, you probably never anticipated that the next three decades of your life would be spent raising that child.
My grandparents never displayed their affection for each other, especially in front of the rest of us. We all knew it was a love of undisclosed fortitude. She was the rock that held the family together, and grandpa was happiest shouting at the wrestling match between 'Giant Haystacks' and 'Big Daddy'. Easy! Easy! Easy!
'Many un-written rules are quite easy to break, if you dare to challenge them.'
A grandmother overcame her fear of heights to become a member of the Swedish national high dive team at the age of 60. Annika
Nonna Paola has made a startling discovery - her grandson was drinking Smirnoff Ice. Not familiar with the alcopop, she immediately
A video showing a grandmother-to-be's ear piercing reaction to the news her daughter is pregnant after 11 years of IVF has
Flicking through a copy of her local paper, Helen Dunn never could have imagined that she'd see a familiar face staring back
When her grand daughter stepped out to show off her prom dress, this proud grandma never could've imagined she'd be staring
A short one this week and more of a heads-up to look out for my new favourite, ad. From the clearly very lovely, people at Dove.