That’s right, you heard me. My positive, happy, strong, beautiful, most amazing Nana turns 100 today. 100!!!!!
I can’t believe it. She was born in 1914. Can you even imagine all the things she’s seen?
To celebrate her big day my family is heading over to her nursing home for a party this morning. It’s gonna be a good time and you better believe there’s going to be champagne, and you better believe my nana is snagging that 100th birthday letter from the Queen.
I don’t even know what to say about my Nana that I haven’t already said before. She continues to be the most positive woman I know, with the happiest outlook and the sunniest disposition. When something is worrying me she still tells me “Don’t worry, you’re beautiful,” and she still tries to take care of me with her “care packages” (last time she gave me a box of Ziplock bags and a bunch of Werther’s Originals). She is the biggest example of enjoying the small things in life, and the two words she uses the most often are “wonderful!” and “fantastic!”
This is why she has lived so long, I know it. She is the prime example of not sweating the small stuff. She has not had the easiest life, and her early childhood years were particularly tumultuous, but she has not let that be an excuse to not be happy. It is so easy to blame circumstances or people for the things that are wrong in your life. But she does not. She just carries on. Even being in a nursing home. It’s not ideal. I’m sure she doesn’t love it there, but she knows it is the best place for her to be and she makes the best of it.
She has been the best influence to my cousins, and my brother and I.
If you are interested, here is some past Nana reading material:
- Her love of food (my first post about the Nana)
- All the things we love about her and my cousin’s letter to her
- Her strong will
- Her 97th birthday
- The time she gave me a diaper (and then took it back)
- Her 99th birthday
- Elvis impersonator BBQ
- When I made her own cookies and brought them to her for Christmas
- More about us loving the Nana
- My Nana and My Cat: A Comparison
HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY NANA!!!!