Monday, September 21, 2009

Peeking Back at Me


This morning as I was rushing to get the Mango Tribe out the door and on our way, I caught sight of my big toe peeking out from my shoe. I was taken aback because for a split second instead of my toe, I saw my grandmother, Nina’s, toe staring back at me.

Nina died 29 years ago and as I get older, I recognize more and more of her physical traits in me and even some in Miss Olivia. I’m built like Nina… short in stature… busty… with small hands and feet, and like her I have to buy my pants, skirts and dresses in the petite shop.

Nina and I were close… we were buddies, thick as thieves and seeing her (or my) toe this morning was such a welcome reminder of who/where I come from.

4 comments:

Angella Lister said...

Lovely!

tnt5150 said...

That post made me smile!

Nerd Girl said...

Sweet. I'm making a few similar discoveries myself...

LaNeshe said...

Awww, I love moments like that.