Monday, November 05, 2007

Happy Birthday


This candle is in memory of my grandma. Today is her birthday. I miss my grandmother terribly. She died from complications due to lung cancer. She smoked right up until she was hospitalized for the final time and was unable to get up and walk outside. She was the foundation that kept our family together. After my grandmother died, my mother and her sisters had a fall out and most of them don't even speak anymore. My grandmother loved each and every one of her children and grandchildren no matter what they did. She was a beautiful woman. I remember one time my cousins & siblings were dancing and fooling around and grandma came into the room. We were jamming out to some pop music and she started dancing with us. We laughed hysterically at her b/c she was trying so hard to do the moves like they were doing on MTV. Grandma was just amazing like that. She made us smile no matter what the situation. I only remember getting a spanking from my grandma one time. We were climbing the tree in the yard that she'd told us we could NOT climb. She caught us and as we hit the ground from that tree, she spanked us. We got the spanking for disobeying her NOT for climbing the tree. I love you Grandma and I hope that I make you proud. I wish you could've met my babies. I know they would've loved you as much as I do. I miss you every day!! I hope if there's cake in heaven you're having a big slice today! I know you'll wait 'till every one else finishes though because you always did here on earth.

9 comments, add yours here:

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Tisha. Thank you for sharing this sweet birthday post for your late grandmother.

Today is also a special day for us because it is my hubby's birthday.

Amazing Gracie said...

Aw, honey...I really felt your heart in that. I'm sure she knows how very special she was to you.
I miss my mom like that.
I'm glad you have such happy memories of her to introduce to your children.
Love,
Gracie

Rebecca said...

That was a really beautiful post.

I loved your grandma too. Since I started coming around when we were 11, she gave me hugs and accepted me as another grandchild.

*hugs*

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I had a grandma like this too. Big hug to you Tisha. I can so relate. :)

katherine. said...

made me think of my Grandmas too...aren't they such blessings to us!

Kai said...

What a nice tribute Tisha! She sounds like she was a wonderful lady :-)

Akelamalu said...

What a lovely post remembering your grandma's birthday. She sounds like she was a very special lady. x

Travis said...

Great tribute to your Grandma. I had one like that too.

I miss her a lot.

Mommatude said...

Happy birthday to her...may she rest.She sounded like she was a great lady!!