Growing up with a grandmother who had a Valentine’s Day birthday definitely changed my perception of the day. Yes, I got presents from my parents and grandparents and took Valentine’s to school but I was usually more excited for dinner at Grandma’s.
Like most girls, my grandmother played a large role in my life growing up. We lived blocks away from her and I spent countless hours of my youth playing in her kitchen and playing “shop” in my Grandpa’s workshop. Yes, I had my own toolbox, you know you’re jealous.
But now, when Valentine’s Day rolls around, I think of my grandmother fondly and remember all the good times we shared with her. All the amazing meals, treats and fun she provided. That woman could cook. Every dinner was a feast. Perhaps it’s because my parent’s aren’t big “celebration” people or because I’m not huge into gift giving (yes I realize this is hugely controversial as a blogger) but to me, today isn’t about candy, flowers and an unusually special dinner – it’s just Grandma’s birthday.
Today would have been her 95th birthday and if I think about it too much, it makes me sad of all the things she hasn’t seen but I know she’d be very proud. Also, those two below are a big reason why I have such good hair. Grandpa’s hair was pretty awesome too.
This is a really sweet post… happy birthday to your grandma!
this is so sweet – love tidbits about family!
i love this! i bet your grandma would, too!
I feel ya on this (on a different celebration) my pupup passed on my graduation from high school and so now that celebratory time reminds me of him in the best ways possible! Hope you have a great day..and eat good home made food in her honor!
Grandmas are so special. Sorry you are missing her today, but I am sure she is missing you too.
This is so sweet….and that photo is pretty amazing. Happy birthday to your grandma!
What a handsome couple!
So sweet. Happy Birthday to your grandma and Happy Valentine’s Day to you!
i love this post so much!!! xoxoxo.
I love when you post about your family. Your grandma sounds awesome.
How great for a “day of love” to always be able to think about a person that you loved so much. She looks like a really fun woman…I like her smile!
This was really adorable. Happy Valentine’s Day. xo!
How cute are they! Love this.
This is such a sweet post, almost teared up. Happy birthday to your grandma!
Catching up.. This is so sweet! I was fortunate enough for my paternal grandparents to live right now the street when I was growing up. My mom’s mom was our “babysitter” so I got to spend countless hours with my grandparents growing up, too.
Happy birthday to your grandmother! What gorgeous hair they have 🙂