Exactly one year ago today, I joyfully posted about my grandmother's (Bannie's) 100th birthday celebration. Her goal was to reach 100 and she did it with style and grace.
What a glorious celebration it was! One I'll never forget. Sadly, she passed away a couple of months later.
One year later, as I'm missing her so, I'm reminiscing about the fun we had that day, as well as a lifetime of joy having experienced the love of a most amazing woman.
So, today Bannie would have been 101 years old. There's always a first for everything. This is the first year I can't call to wish her a Happy Birthday. The first year we won't be having a party in her honor. The first year of not seeing her eyes light up as that birthday cake comes through the door with all the candles. She would have loved it.
So, in honor of Bannie, and the joy she brought so many, I'm going to sing to her. Just as I always did on the phone first thing in the morning...