Happy St. Patty’s Day, ya’ll!!!
Today is also my great aunt Darlene’s 80th birthday and we got to chow down some yum lunch after church. everyone was supposed to write a poem about her. some were funny, some were sweet, and some were sad. my grandaddy’s was entitled “paybacks a bitch” and went on to tell all of the miserable things she did to him and how he retaliated or viceversa. one story was about him literally driving a nail through her toe using a hammer. then uncle brent went, describing all of the things that happens when you get old, including planters fasciutus and the like, all of these medical terms rhyming. hilarious. gavin went and had a poem about her being a little girl. halfway through, he choked up and could barely finish. it was about how grandma pete had kept their baby shoes for someone to find after she died. it was incredibly sweet. darlene then went on with a poem about herself and what changes have happened every ten years. she mentioned something about not wearing a bra and tuckin the tata’s in her slacks. like this is how awesome my family is, guys.
after the gifts and celebration, we sat around for another hour listening to grandaddy, brent, and darlene tell all of these hilarious stories. one included darlene not knowing how to flip someone off. she described it as “in a moment of such passion, you don’t have time to think about what finger goes up, you just choose one and flip it!”
nana shared a chair with me and rubbed my back the whole time, kissing my shoulder and telling me how beautiful i was and how proud she is of me. its times like that that i know i will remember forever. nana is the absolute BEST.
family really is so important. they always have your back, always know how to make you smile, and always teach you something new. i wouldn’t trade my weird crazy family for the world because i know that they love me with everything they have and that is the biggest blessing there is.