Monday, October 3, 2011

Two Years Shy Of A Century

Isn't she lovely?
She turned 98 this past September and once again we all gathered for the big party--her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. She still has a skip in her step and a keen, sharp mind with a strong memory. Oma whispered to me that she noticed my kids always make her homemade cards. Doesn't every grandmother just love homemade cards?
I had a dream that we rolled in 98 pink, tiered cakes on tables for her birthday, as we sang, and she jumped up and shouted, "Yes!". I couldn't help but wish I could have made her all those cakes but these Dutch chefs in the family set out a wonderful spread anyway :)
May this be your best year yet, Oma.
God bless you immensely!


Julia said...

wow...what a blessing! Happy Birthday to your Oma, Heather!

I love your family pic.

Camille said...

How beautiful your Oma is!! How fun that she is so full of energy too. :)


Sarah said...

She is lovely and so is this blog by the way ...

Hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit. This looks like a refreshing place to slip off my shoes and wade into some serious goodness.


Anna said...

I had tears in my eyes. What a blessing- 98 years. I love it that she commented on your children's homemade cards.