Thursday, January 21, 2010

No One Like My Mimi

Today I was going through some old pictures and I stumbled across a picture from Andrew's first birthday that I hadn't paid much attention to before. In the picture I am serving Andrew his smash cake and I assume we were all singing "Happy Birthday" to him but the only other person you can see is my Mom. She is looking at Andrew with the biggest smile and he is looking right back at her.

When my sister found out she was expecting the first grand-baby of the family we had such a fun time picking names for my Mom. I jokingly sent an email with all of the funniest nicknames for "Grandma" that I could think of, including "Dumpa" which was one of my personal favorites :) Anyways, we all settled on "Mimi" and I think it was a perfect fit.

Mimi loved her grandbabies more than anything. There are few pictures where her lips aren't smooshed on their faces! Whenever we were together I knew she would jump at every chance to change diapers, feed bottles, comfort fussy babies and carry the carseat. She would parade them around all day showing them off to anyone who would stop long enough to hear her brag. My mom loved her grandbabies just as much as she loved her own babies and I hope someday my kids can say the same things about me!

I know my boys won't remember her, but someday I'll be able to tell them what a wonderful person their Mimi was, how much she loved the Lord, what a hard worker she was, I'll teach them all the things she taught me and how she loved them more than anything on earth!

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1 comment:

  1. These are such sweet pictures and precious moments.

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