Wednesday, November 12, 2008

birthday girl

This is my Gaga. My great grandmother. She turned 106 last Friday. Isn't she beautiful?

Dave and I visited on Saturday. She doesn't remember too much these days, but when I call her Gog or Gaga (our family name for her) she knows that we are somehow related. She likes to kiss my hand and tell me that she will always remember our visit. I'm amazed by her vitality. Aside from her loss of sight and most of her hearing, she has remained in good health all this time. Might have something to do with her German blood.

When I was younger, I always thought how great it would be when I had children and we could gather 5 generations together. After my grandma passed away a few years ago, that dream vanished. But I still have held out hope that we will have a baby before Gaga goes. At 106, I'm not sure that will happen. Somehow, I am able to tie everything back to infertility.


  1. Yea, I have one grandparent left and it would be so nice to have a baby before he goes.

    106 is just amazing!

    I LOVE your blog header! Sooo cute!

    Yes, I'm still supposed to check in with the nurse on the 20th. Seems so long from now!

  2. Thanks, PJ! Hope time flies by until the 20th! And I really hope they squeeze you in.

  3. Happy Belated Birthday, Gaga! 106. WOW.

  4. OMG! 106..that is amazing. And she is beautiful! I can only hope I look that good at 100...let alone 106.

  5. 106!! You have great genes! :)

    Know what you mean about turning everything back to IF - sometimes I wonder how my mom stands talking to me all the time!

    Thanks for your encouragement this week. Means a lot to me!

  6. Sarah, I'm not sure I want to live that long!

    Leslie, thanks for your support as well. And you are more than welcome.