Some of the best qualities I have in my own personality I owe to her. She is generous, loving, kind, always has food to feed an army of people, including anyone who just might happen to drop by at a moments notice. For any of you who have had my cooking and baking, well, she is one of the three reasons I can cook. My mother is an amazing cook and my grandmother, Emma, who is no longer with us was also an outstanding cook. But all three of these women taught me love, which is the best gift any of them could have given me.
Not one day did I go through life not feeling loved. Even on my darkest days, I knew these women loved me. They wanted the best for me and even tonight, my grandmother made the comment that she hoped my book would do so well that I could quit my job and write full time. She knows how much this means to me and how long I have wanted this.
She has been married to my grandfather for 69 years and they are still as in love with each other. To see them now, they still laugh together, cry together and share in each others joys together. They have shown us (their children and grandchildren) what true love is and how when you want something you have to put hard work and put effort into it, because it doesn't come free. This philosophy goes for your marriage as well.
So I just want to take this time to honor my grandmother for all of the many blessings she has bestowed upon me and my family. I just hope that I have given her as much joy as she has given me. I look forward to sharing many more birthday posts about her with you in the coming future. I love you Granny so very much and am thankful daily to have been blessed with such a loving grandmother. I feel like the luckiest man in the world.
Have a peaceful night!
Johnny Bryan Ward