Today I am thankful for the memories I have of my beloved grandma, Anne DeCrosta. Today would have been her 75th birthday. In honor of her memory I am posting the top 10 things I learned from my grandma on Facebook and my cousin, Milena Barrett’s, blog BeYourBestMom.blogspot.com. Please visit her blog! She gave me the idea to create this list and she’s an awesome mom with great ideas! She even has give aways! Thank you Millie for inspiring me!
1. Just Right cereal is the best!
She used to give it to me for breakfast when I visited her on Saturdays after dance class.
2. When you wake up in the morning and don’t want to go to work, get your butt out of bed and go to work.
I get my work ethic from my grandma. She worked hard her entire life in the restaurant business.
3. As a grown up, I don’t always have to do what my parents want me to do.
My mother is reading this right now saying “WHAT!?” My husband and I had a long distance relationship for 1 year and 8 months. My parents were less than thrilled with all the miles I put on my car, but Grandma said that if it was what I wanted to do then I should go ahead and visit my love. This was a difficult time in our relationship and my grandma’s support meant the world to me. Tim and celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary in June and now have a beautiful baby girl.
4. If you can read a recipe you can cook anything. I still can’t make fudge like her though.
5. The secret ingredient in any dish you make is love. It might sound cheesy, but it’s true.
6. You have to love what you’re doing. Find the joy in your life.
7. The Golden Girls is one of the best television shows ever!
Blanche was her favorite character because “she had all those cool clothes. Plus I can pick up guys too!” I remember looking at her shocked when she said that!
8. Don’t be afraid to dream big.
Grandma was one of the few people who didn’t laugh at me when I told her I wanted to get my PhD someday. Hopefully, one day I can teach my daughter that it’s never too late to go for the goal.
9. Shop til you drop.
Or in my case at the moment, shop til your baby needs to nurse in the fitting room and/or poops through her clothes. My how Grandma loved Macys!
10. Never say “goodbye”, say “so long.”
I miss you Grandma, but I carry your memory and the lessons you taught me in my heart everyday. I hope I’m making you proud!
* I’m sure you are Jen! Thanks for letting me post this and sharing with my readers!