My mom is reaching the upper years of her life (that’s the sneaky way of excusing myself from revealing her actual age…hi mom!) and has lived a very, very full life. She has seen many things, experienced many things, and is now living the retired life. (Which, if you ask me…doesn’t seem very relaxing. She packs every single day with volunteering at the retirement center, running so-and-so to the bank, teaching the neighbor girl to play piano, driving food over to so-and-so’s family who just had a baby, organizing activities for women’s groups, volunteering every Saturday at our church’s temple, staying with different families’ children while the parents take a trip, etc. But secretly, I know she loves every bit of it!) And because she has lived such a full life, she doesn’t really need many material things to keep her happy.
I do know this though…the thing that brings her the most joy in this world is her family. But since her 7 children and 19 grandchildren (hopefully 20 soon, through adoption) live in several different states, she doesn’t get to see everyone as much as I know she’d like. So, one thing that is a must—is to stay connected with “Grandma Silk.” Because grandma loves her grand babies! (Grandpa Silk loves them too…but we’re talking about grandma today! :))
Yes, that’s baby Chloe back in 2011. And yes, those cheeks weighed about a pound each! ;)