Happy 100th Birthday Nanny

Today my grandmother turns 100 years old.  Gladys Cockburn was born March 4th 1914.  What an amazing feat to live to be one hundred.

She was recognized by the Prime minister, the Governor General, and the Queen, which of course she was the most excited about.

Wow, 100 years!  All of the changes that have happened in the world since she was born.  It is incredible what she has witnessed in her lifetime.  What is more remarkable is the many lives she has touched in so many wonderful ways.  Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren love her dearly and we have all been so blessed to have her in our lives for so many years.

She is known as Mother, Mom, Nanny or Nan to her 7 children, 16 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.  We were all able to celebrate this special day with her and share in the joy of reaching such a milestone.  Nanny is a special lady, a beautiful lady, a loving lady, with a great smile and quite the sense of humor.

God has blessed us and I am so grateful that my baby girl Émilie has met her great-grandmother.  It is extraordinary that there is one hundred years between them.  Just imagine what she will see in her life time if she lives to be one hundred.

Happy 100th Birthday Nanny and here’s to many more! Cheers!