This weekend my mom’s side of the family got together to celebrate Granny’s 80th Birthday. Granny and Papaw had a house on Sweetwater Lake from the time my mom was 17 until just a few years ago. Sweetwater is a sacred place for our family, filled with countless memories of great times we had together fishing, swimming, boating, catching turtles and generally enjoying life and nature. This Saturday we returned to the lake… not the same cottage, but just as wonderful because we were there together. We missed Ryan, Aaron and Tracy so much, but Mom’s brother Andrew brought his family from South Carolina and Mom’s brother John brought his family from Indianapolis. Cousin Hunter even came from Purdue for the party!
Happy Birthday Granny – You bring JOY to everyone you encounter. You have blessed all of our lives and words cannot adequately express our love for you.