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Grandmas Are the Best

Family Ties: Grandmas Rule

I've told you what a sweet mother–in–law I am blessed to have. But, I've neglected to share stories of my own mama.

Simply put — she is the bomb. Whatever positive adjective you can think of, she embodies it. To see why my ma rocks,


On any given day, "Reeney," as she is known, is the perfect mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and wife. She is currently playing "Super Mom" at my house as my nanny went to her homeland for three weeks, leaving me with a daycare dilemma. My mother stepped up to the plate and left her life 1,500 miles behind so she could help take care of my child.

Giving up her own routine, surroundings, and family back home, she is tending to mine like royalty. Every night when we come home, she has dinner prepared and clothes folded on the bed. A pediatric nurse by training, she arrived just as my wee one came down with a four–day fever. I felt better leaving my tot with her than if I had stayed myself.

While on the topic, I should also give props to grandma. Reeney's mother "Mimi" is "la reyna" (the queen) of my family. She says whatever she wants, to whomever she wants, however she wants. And while it doesn't often score her brownie points, we all love her for her spunk. She has more love in her old partially artificial heart than we could ever dream.

My sister and I regularly gush about how lucky we are to be descendants of the selfless Reeney. We'd be pleased to evolve into any sort of reflection of her.

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Moms Moms 9 years
What a wonderful woman! And, I love the picture.
nicolevanmeter nicolevanmeter 9 years
That's awesome!!! My husband and I are just in the getting ready stages for a family, but I know that my mom, AKA Grammy Woo Woo will be great. My best friend from high school has a little girl and my mom loves her to death. She decided when my friends little girl was born she would be Grammy, and her name is Susan so when my cousin was little he couldn't say Sue Sue so Woo-Woo has been her name ever since. Grammy Woo Woo is the best already!!!
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
How lucky you are! It's wonderful that you took the time to make this post.
stina829 stina829 9 years
What a wonderful post! :)
bluecat1972 bluecat1972 9 years
What a nice tribute to your mother!
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