We had a surprise party for my grandma on Saturday (she turned 89 on Valentine’s Day). She was completely and totally shocked. It was awesome.
Funny story. Two nurses offered to bring Grandma down to the party, and they brought the wrong woman! Thankfully, Uncle Nick got things straightened out before they got all the way to the Party Room. Whew.
Grandma with 3 of her 7 kiddos–Doug, Tim & Nick. Love these guys. Hard-working, godly men who love their families.
And 7 of her 26 grandkids (plus 16 spouses). I have so many wonderful memories with my homies.
Grandma’s idea of heaven (for now!): chatting with her loved ones. Who needs to eat when you can talk?
My cousin Brian, his wife Christy, Emmett and Preston. Emmett’s adorable smile is thanks to me acting all goofy. Next time I’ll stand next to the Camera Man.
12 of 34 great-grandkids (with many, many more in the works, I’m sure).
Then I kind of, sort of gave them all the go ahead to jump on Brian. I did rescue his glasses and Blackberry for him before they were destroyed.
Oh, oops. One of the great-grandkids was in the bathroom (can you tell which one?). Let’s try this again. With 13 of 34 this time.
Nina Gabe and Mama. Oh, the joys of being 4.
Helping Grandma get ready to go back to her room. Selfishly, I want Grandma here for many more years (she says she wants to make it to 95), but won’t that be something when she gets a brand new body someday?
Oh, Grandma. What a beautiful tribute it is to you and Grandpa that you are so, so loved by so many people. And even more importantly, that they love the same Jesus you do. Thank you for being such an incredible, godly example to all 89 of your descendants. You’re the best grandma ever!!
WE LOVE YOU!!