April 22, 2009

OUR GRANDMA




One of the reasons I went to Hawaii last week was to celebrate my grandma's 84th birthday. I was busy working on Oahu when they actually had her party, but we did get to spend a few days with her before I left. She doesn't remember me now. We've seen this coming for sometime now, but this trip I saw the most drastic changes. 
When I was younger I used to spend summers with my grandparents. My family owned a restaurant in the harbor town of Kawaihae and we would come out to spend a non-relaxing summer in Hawaii working, sweating, and NOT going to the beach. Hey...it built character, and I got to know my family.  I loved those summers.

She sat next to me the other day and asked me if that boy..(Nick) was my boyfriend.  I told her that, that handsome man was my husband, and she thought it was a good idea we got married since we had the baby (Golden).  She asked me what my last name was, where I was from and what my kids racial backgrounds were. She is so sweet and so forgetful. She made me laugh, and made me want to cry a little. I think she's beautiful.  She is like a little girl now, and so it goes from cradle to cane. We love you grandma.

11 comments:

The Sweet Escape said...

In ten years, you can take pictures of my mom. I believe your grandma and my mom will look like twins! ;) (just don't let this comment get back to my mom!)

kanaboke said...

Love it!

Stephanie said...

Omi, these photos are priceless. Absolutely beautiful! Love it!

NeenaLove said...

awwww.... that is so special!

i miss my gramma's!! **tearing up**

Spahulu Photography said...

So cute, I can see your Dad in the background. Precious pictures! Your so fortunate to still have your grandmother around. These will be pictures to cherish:) Guess what Oms, I found a bunch of VHS tapes with footage of us in high school. They were bunched with the thousand of VHS tapes in my moms house....I was up watching dem good ole' days with all the OGs back in Provo...we were such lil' kids then.

oneshotbeyond said...

awww. My grandma will be 81 this year. It's the years to be there with them as much as we can!

Dasl*it Photography said...

Omi what a beautiful memory for you to share with us.. She is a beautiful women.. Memories what would we do without em..
Thanks again
Loyann

Sibbett_Ohana said...

VERY CUTE!! Love those moments with grandparents!!

Leti Purcell-YoungYen said...

Grandparents are so special. She's cute and little just like your dad! lol. Love it sis!

Puanani said...

This is SO sweet! And she is beautiful :)!

Ruthie said...

Oh yes the memories of Hawaii...not as glamorous as one would like but definently great memories. Thanks for Posting pis of Grandma.