“It’s A Great Life — If You Don’t Weaken”


Gram's Grandson (Mike, my husband) and I

This was a quote said often by my husband’s grandmother who lived to be 93…a good long time in her generation. She believed strongly in the saying she most likely came up with on her own! None of us could imagine her weakening so we believed the saying to be for our benefit. Which it was, for we all recalled it at the most opportune moments: during a weekend from hell, when our finances went in the tank without warning, during times of poor health: a beautiful reminder to gut it through — for there is sunshine on the other side and a good life for us, if we’ll only hold on! And so we did…time after time…at her encouraging words. They might sound a little harsh to some, but they were music to our ears. They brought back wonderful memories of a sweet and feisty little lady who never let the world get her down, but fought back with wisdom, a smile, her own brand of humor, and love for her family!

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