Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 2, 1914 an amazing woman was born...
My Nana...my ladybug...
the inspiration for my blog....
she would have been 98 today....

I have so many fond memories of my Nana...
she was a simple...elegant...loving...christian woman...
she married young...had 10 children...
8 survived...she lost her husband when her last child
was a baby....she kept her family together...
moved from the farm to the big city...
she always put her family first...
as kids they probably didn't think so....
she worked long hours...then came home...
put in more time...
she did without to keep her kids fed and clothed...
as adults I think they realized what she really did for them...
My Nana and I had a special connection...
she will always be in my heart...
she quilted...sewed..cooked...baked...
listened..laughed...enjoyed life...
To this day I still remember her smell...
I remember the feel of her hug...
we spent hours on the phone every week...
while I set in carpool line picking up my daughter from school...
I would call her...and we would catch up on what she was up to...
catch her up on what was going on in my life...
she was my ladybug...
my DIL had a ladybug land on her dress the day she
married my son...when I'm feeling tired or low...
a ladybug will pop up...either real or on a product...
I always smile...Nana's there...
watching over us...

I showed little britches her photo one day...
told him that was Nana...
everyday he looks at the photo..
Nana...Nana...
I hope I can be the Oma to him...
that Nana was to me....
I love you Nana...I miss you terribly...
Happy Birthday Ladybug....


14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so sweet! i'm glad she still makes herself known to you now. :)

Linda Chapman said...

What a special and loving tribute to your grandmother. You are the amazing woman YOU are because of the amazing woman SHE was! How blessed you have been.....

Debby@Just Breathe said...

She sounds amazing and how wonderful that you had this wonderful relationship with her.

Flora said...

What special memories Deb!

Karen said...

This is a beautiful post! It made me think of my mother and my two grandmothers... no longer here.
I am sure that your grandmother knows about wonderful sentiments.
Hugs,
Karen
Ladubug Creek

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What a wonderful and strong woman to have as a role model in your life, Deb. I love that you named your blog after her. :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sweet, sweet tribute to your Nana, Deb. I am so glad she still lets you know she is around... {hugs} tanna

Sandra said...

this is a wonderful tribute to your Nana and sweet and touching to the heart. I think you already are the oma that nana was to you to LB. I named my grandmother Gonnie when i was 2, the name stuck and the only name on her gravestone is Gonnie and the dates. even the people at the hospital where she worked called her Gonnie. thanks for the memories.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

OH, I loved reading about your sweet Nana! The fact that she has YOU remembering her with love and adoration is such a legacy!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Such a sweet tribute!

Mumsy and Furkids said...

What a sweet tribute to your Nana sweet Deb. I feel quite sure your Nana would be very pleased with your relationship with Little Britches and he will always love his Oma just as you did your Nana. I loved reading about the lady bugs. Your Nana is for sure watching over you all. Hugs

Janie said...

She sounds like a very special person. You were lucky to have such a loving relationship with your Nana.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

What a lovely lady...

Wondering, if she was called your "Nana," why you are not called "Nana" also? Just wondering......

"Nothing is exciting if you know what the outcome is going to be."
~Joseph Campbell

deb duty said...

This is very sweet. You are blessed to have had her.