She is the definition of humility.
She is creative & kind.
Her life has been one of such sacrifice but such joy.
It was only by 24 hours that she chose NOT
to take a vow of celibacy in a convent.
Because she met her soul mate.
She was romanced by this fellow.
He left their country in search of a future.
4 years later, faithful as can be.
He came back for her.
He married her.
He got a house for her.
They began their life together.
5 children were raised in their home.
They did not have much.
They worked very hard in a country not easy to navigate.
Out of their faithfulness came 5 brilliant persons.
All of whom serve & love & create as adults today.
Those 5 created 7 grandchildren.
Out of those 7 grandchildren have come 10 great grandchildren.
All because she didn't take that vow.
Today I wish a Happy Birthday to my beautiful Grandmother.
I like to call her 'Abuela'
I am SO blessed to have her here with us - healthy & happy.
She has prayed us all through the tough times
Celebrated the happy times
I love her more than a blog can possibly explain.
I love you, Abuela. Happy Birthday!