Childhood: Great Granny

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Childhood: Great Granny

I’ve written about my amazing Grandmother before, most recently when she celebrated her 100th birthday. I have talked of how grateful I am that the children have met her, and her them. Of how important it is to me that we see her when we can, especially now that we are so far away.

When we come back to the UK to visit, our priority is always to spend some time with her.

So, last week, we had a lovely afternoon together.

The kids were on form; enjoying the attention.

My Grandmother was on form; enjoying watching them.

The photos speak for themselves.

Childhood moments with Great Granny

As time goes on I become ever more grateful for these moments, as I know that we have fewer opportunities left to us.

My children are lucky that they will have these memories of their Great Granny.

I am lucky that I have these memories of them together.

Life can get away from us sometimes. We don’t see, we don’t listen. We forget.

Last week I saw a three year sing a song and dance for her Great Granny.

Last week I heard my Grandmother and my children laugh.

When all is said and done, these are the moments that matter. These are the moments to remember.
 

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89 thoughts on “Childhood: Great Granny”

  1. She sounds like a wonderful woman hon! My own grandmother died when I was just 11, and I love the fact that my kids have both Grandparents and Great Grandparents still… lovely post xx #sharethejoy

  2. What a beautiful sight. It is really good that your kids all get to spend time with her and are of an age that they will remember her. My son got to spend a lot of time with my gran but my daughter was a baby when she passed. What saddens me is they would have really hit it off as my gran myself and my daughter are all chatterboxes. I miss my gran deeply. Xx

    1. I really wish they could have met my other grandmother too, who I miss terribly, but I am so glad that they know their Great Granny x

  3. I know I’ve said this before Sara but she does look amazing for her age. I’m so glad you all got to see her and have a good afternoon. Must be so special when you see her. Lovely post and the photos are just fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

  4. They absolutely are Sara. I would have loved my Gran to have met her grandchildren-she would have adored them and they her. I’m so pleased for you all that you have these opportunities to create wonderful memories x

  5. Beautiful photos, especially that first one of your children with their Great Granny and how wonderful that they are able to have that time with her and build those wonderful memories. So glad you all had such a wonderful afternoon together.

    1. She is wonderful, although at 100 she has her moments :) I do actually have a photo of me, my mum and my gran with my oldest – a four generations picture!

  6. Lovely words for such a lovely family moment. Your great-granny looks fabulous for her age, and it’s so precious for your children to know her and spend time with her. Hope all is well and you’re enjoying your holiday!

  7. Wonderful post. My grandfather died a few years back and there isn’t a day that goes by that i don’t think about him…he was a big part of my life and that of my older children. I was lucky enough that his last few years he lived right next door to me. He lived to be 95…raised 2 daughters and had 5 grandkids and 7 great grandchildren that he knew, my youngest was born after he died. The relationship that he had with my children is so special.

    1. It is a very special relationship isn’t it. My children are very close to their grandparents too, and it is wonderful to see. I just wish we were all a bit closer!

  8. Hello there, wow I love this so much. My grandmother is 89 in November, and we are not long back from our trip to America during which she managed amazingly well. Our little boy adores her, and we don’t spend as much time together as we would like but it’s fab when we do. I really enjoyed your post and the photos are fantastic xxx

  9. My goodness Sara, she looks amazing for 100! I just love the photo of you little boy, gazing admiringly up at her. You can clearly see the bond they have. How wonderful. x

  10. What an amazing lady, you’re so lucky you and your children still have this generation in your lives. Lovely photos too. #mycapturedmoment

  11. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)

    Wow what an incredible woman and what things she must have seen in her 100 years! This is a lovely tribute to her and I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments at the end. Thanks for linking up at #sharethejoy x

    1. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine that many years and all the things she has seen and experienced – all the change!

  12. Oooh I love this. #MyCapturedMoment for this week is similar – but 100?! Thats impressive!
    We’re so lucky to be able to have grandparents in our lives as adults. My Nan never stops telling us how proud she is of us – and how devastated that she is none of her five granddaughters can knit…
    xxxxxx

  13. That is a wonderful set of pictures Sara. Your children are so lucky, I didn’t get to see all my grandparents and by the time I was 7, I didn’t have any left. The picture with you youngest son and her holding hands has made me fill up. So beautiful xx

  14. 100? Wow. She looks AMAZING for 100 years old.
    My Great-Grandmother sadly passed away 2 weeks after my youngest was born & only a couple of days before the day we were going to take Elliw to see her! I feel so guilty for not taking her sooner.

    Lovely photos.

    Beth | http://www.life-as-mum.co.uk

    1. I certainly don’t take any time my children have with their Great Granny for granted, they are very lucky x

  15. What wonderful photos. And how fabulous that your kids get to spend time with their Great Granny. You are right life can run away with us and it is so important to remember special moments like this one. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

  16. This is so heart warming. It’s said a photo says a thousand words and these sure do. Everyone looks happy & relaxed with each other. You’re right, it’s these moments which when all said & done are the importance ones and you’ve captured it beautifully here
    Beautiful post xx

    1. It really is, isn’t it? I hope you had a wonderful time at your grandmothers 100th birthday celebrations x

  17. Wow 100! She looks amazing and these are such precious memories to capture!
    #MyCapturedMoment
    Becky xx

  18. How incredible – wonderful that your children have been able to get to know their great grandmother, and much congratulations for her reaching 100 years! I’ve been very happy as well that my grandmothers (and one grand father) have met my little girl and hope they will have a great relationship :) #magicmoments

  19. Oh this is absolutely so beautiful. I love when my kids are with my Grandma. It’s amazing that they get to meet four generation of family members. Many don’t get to. She sounds amazing and I have read your other post about her and her amazing 100th bday. So bittersweet to have these memories forever. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  20. You are so so lucky to have your grandmother in your life. I’d love for my grandmother to have met my girls. These pictures are beautiful and I’m sure will be cherished for years to come. Thank you for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment

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