Saturday, February 26, 2011

Generations

I don't think the "Generation Gap" is as big as people think. Sure, each generation has its own set of challenges and circumstances that form the identity of that generation...but when you get down to the basics--each generation learns a lot of the same life lessons--that working hard pays off; that family and relationships are most important; that we all still have a lot to learn. The young, the middle-aged, the old...we all have a lot more in common than we initially might think.


Take my 91-year-old Grandma for example. She was visiting my aunt and uncle in Louisville, KY (only 7 hours from us) so we went up there to visit her a few weekends ago. My cousin took my family and Grandma shoe shopping. I thought I was a major shoe-shopper and that I could spend days looking at shoes, but my Grandma outshopped us all. In the crowded mega-shoe sale, she was squeezing through the crowd and trying on shoes like nobody's business. And then in the checkout line? My cousin had one pair of shoes, I had 2 pairs for me and one pair for Miss B....but my Grandma? 6 pairs. And she could have kept going!!

She is my hero.

Generation gap? Nah.



5 comments:

skiingthroughlife said...

Oh man, I love this post, cute pictures too!
I have generation gap in my family, but luckily God is working on that Gap for me...everytime I see Grady and his Great Oma together, my heart smiles because I know God is working on her heart.

Angela O said...

Oh I love the picture of your Grandma and Miss B looking at each other!!!

stephanie said...

oh i couldn't agree me!!! it's just too bad that most people don't realize that until they are older.

i wish people could look past the aging body, it's just a shell. The real person is on the inside! And they are the same person they've always been.

I hope when I'm 91 I can still battle the crowds for a good day of shoe shopping!! I love shoes now and i know I'll love them at 91 too!

Amy said...

I love this!! Is that when you got your AWESOME shoes that kill your feet? :)

Kristen said...

She is absolutely and impressive shopper. And right before she left, she told me she "just didn't buy as much as usual." ??!!!??

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