It is hard to believe that I have written 99 blog posts on kelsielou.com. I would like to thank each and everyone of you who have taken the time to read about what’s going on in my life as a runner, foster parent and teacher.
I did not plan on this being my 100th post. It just happened that way. In life, things that are meant to be simply fall into place.
On Saturday, family and friends of the Boyd and Lucy Smoot Clan gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of my Grandmother, Lucy L. Smoot.
It was a suprise party laced in her favorite color, songs, poems and scriptures. The day could not have been any more perfect for her.
My Grandma leads as the matriarch by sharing her talents of cooking, writing and sewing. She is truly a Proverbs 31 woman. My cold winters are a lot warmer with the pink and green blanket she crocheted for me nearly 20 yrs ago.
My Grandma’s memory is very sharp so conversations with her are always intriguing. I keep a notebook handy to jot down recipes.
Family traveled from Minnesota to Georgia and everywhere in between to share this day with her.
My Grandma loves to tell a story about me back when I was 5yrs old. There was a buzz in the house about going to shop in downtown Madison, WV. I stepped out of the car in disappointment and said, “This ain’t no damn downtown!”
Some things never change! I can still be a little feisty at times. I get it from my Dad.
My Dad also has his gentle side which was displayed as he presented his Mother with a bouquet of roses. He was able to share one of his favorite memories.
The story ended with my Grandma running out of the house to hug him. She was so happy that her oldest son made it home from the Vietnam War.
I know you read this Grandma, so I would like to again wish you a Happy and Blessed Birthday. I love you and I appreciate all I have learned from you.