I remember my grandma very often. Today would be her birthday and she would now be 90 years old. Sadly she passed away over twenty years ago but I never forget her birthday.
This post wasn´t really planned though. It more or less came into being because of my friend Su from over at Zimmerbitch who shared with us a beautiful picture at the beginning of this week that shows her mother holding Su´s son in her arms.
This picture reminded me very much of the one that´s been standing on my desk for years now. It shows my grandma with me in her arms standing in front of the water basin of the seals at the Berlin Zoo. As you can see, I wasn´t very much interested in having a picture taken from me but was more eager to join those beautiful seals (an urge that hasn´t ceased 😉 )
The other picture shows her beautifully posing for the camera somewhere in Italy (Venice or Verona, my mom is not quite sure which one it was).
My grandma was a truly wonderful person, full of love, laughter and songs and I loved her very, very much and although it doesn´t hurt anymore that she´s gone I still miss her a lot.
Her positive attitude towards life was even more impressive considering that she had a very tough life. Born between the wars, and left alone to bring up 4 children all by herself, she was always determined on making the best out of a difficult situation.
I clearly remember my overnight-stays and holidays with her. We always had such a wonderful time, cooking my favourite food 😉 , staying up late and watching a movie in bed together, or just fooling aroung. 🙂 She had a very lovely voice and sang to me every night before going to bed. She was the best grandma I could have wished for.