by singerchick~ Grandparents are a great treasure. I'm discovering this more as I get older and I'm thinking how I miss chats with Grandma or Papa's larger than life personality or how I'm not able to share the joy of my babies with them. I miss them and it makes me appreciate my Nana even more.
Nana is a Southern lady through and through; committed to her family, standing by her husband, care giver and strong. A strong lady that perseveres when times are hard and emanates strength from her very nature.
Growing up, Nana always made me feel special by doing the little things that were unique to me like making favorite foods and having peaches and cottage cheese for breakfast after spending the night with her. That was tradition. To spend the night with her about once a week. She mostly allowed only one grandchild at a time. I think this was so we each had our own special time with her.
Nana can find the good in anyone. She is an encourager. She's always made me feel as though I can do anything I put my mind to and I never saw a moment's doubt in her eyes.
Her family members are not the only people she has encouraged in her life. There are many young women whose lives she touched in a big or small way. Nana coached high school girls sports many years ago. Back when girls sports were just starting. Nana pushed, encouraged, believed in and helped instill confidence in many young ladies over the years.
This Saturday, Nana is being honored for her achievements. If you are a reader of this blog and are a former student or friend of Mrs. Mitchell, you are invited. For more information, read about the event here.
She has given so much in her life and it's her time to do the receiving. I'm very proud of her!