This past weekend Kyle and I were out in Nipawin to celebrate his Great Grandma Sadie’s 100th birthday. One hundred. It’s hard to believe because she doesn’t look it at all! When I told people I was going to her party people did the “oh, that will be so much fun…” . In their head they were probably thinking we were going to some nursing home to sing happy birthday then leave. If you were one of those people, you were very wrong!
Although I’ve only been unofficially part of the family for 2 years, I have been inspired by Grandma Sadie. She still lives on the farm by herself. Drives. Shoots magpies. Varnishes her cupboards a couple months before her 100th birthday. Laughs a lot. And loves her family. Thank you, Grandma Sadie for loving me like I’m part of the family.
I am very blessed to have an amazing family of my own. I have wonderful and strong Grandmother’s, loving aunts and uncles and cousins who are more like siblings. Not only do I have my Bolan/Kerr clans but I have Kyle’s family to spend time with too. I always have way too much fun with everyone when I go visit. When I think about potentially spending my life in Kyle’s neck of the woods, I’m not worried. There will be plenty of family there to make it feel like I’m home.