Sometimes we forget there’s so much joy in little discoveries.
We took granny to the seaside this year. It was a hard task to convince her, but all of the family joined in the campaign of changing her mind about a trip “far away from her little household”.
It’s interesting how over the course of time, one can lose the ability to hear the inner voice who answers: What would make me happy? What do I want? How did I end up here?
We finally made her go despite her repeated discourse about how she is “too old to travel” and all the other little worries that can take a lot of energy. She had an amazing time, loved the water and sand, the long walks, and had a lot of questions – as if her memory had faded completely. She did not remember how sea shells looked like, except if they were white and wavy, the same like we had brought as souvenirs. Little discoveries.
We celebrated her 75th birthday by the shore at a fancy restaurant while witnessing the fantastic moon eclipse. It could not have been more special. Her joy filled up all of ours.
I am grateful I could be part of these moments. She really enjoyed the trip, the attention, and the new sights. She is kindness itself and we are truly blessed to share life with her. I owe a big part of who I am to her.
Happy Birthday, grandma! May this be the beginning of a wonderful journey ahead! ♥️