Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A long line of strong women.....

I come from a long line of strong amazing women.....Genetics is an amazing concept in life and as you get older, you come to note the little things about yourself that come from your mother, father etc. My grandmother is one of the most amazing women that I know. She will be 80 in March and still works at least 3 sometimes 5 days a week. She is such an amazing person, teacher and friend. I like to go over and spend time with her on Saturday mornings. She is such a funny, cut to the chase kind of person. I know that anytime I want an honest answer about something I can go to her and she will let me know her opinion. She has only been in the south for a couple of years and I often laugh at her when she talks about people and things that go on. I tell her "GiGi....this is the south" and things are a little different here. She is a beautiful woman and I can only hope that when I am 80 I am in as good shape, health and spirits as she is. Then there is my mother.....She is the strongest woman that I know. She has faced many adversities in life and she is a survivor. I look at my daughter Gabby and see so much of my mom in her....They have the same features and general attitude in life. I know that Gabby will grow up to be an amazing person too. I often say that it is not fair that neither one of my children look anything like me.......I feel that if I carry them in my body for 9 months then one of them should at least look like me......Nope not at all. My daughter looks just like my mom and my son looks like his dad. Now, my son is more like me in attitude which is not neccessarily a good thing. He is stubborn, opinionated and as hard headed as they come. He and I butt heads quite a bit....I look at him and think, lord son you are in for a tough road if you don't learn to compromise a little more. So, I feel so blessed to have come from such a strong line of women and am so glad that my children will have such a wonderful gene pool to pass on to their children........A day I am so looking forward to.


  1. So true ab your mom and Gigi, as well as you. A great gene pool. A strong family! What a treasure!

    PS I love hte new pics on the sidebar!