Thank You, Granny!

Hello God!

Thank You for my Granny. Her name is Nadezhda and she is 87 y.o. “Nadezhda” means hope. And today, in Victory Day, I am kneeling to my grandmother to say “Thank You, Granny!”

Thank You, Granny

On 9 May 2015 we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. The Victory Day Parade marks Victory in the Second World War at the Eastern Front, on the same day as the signing of the German act of capitulation to the Allies in Berlin, at midnight of May 9, 1945. 

Tree of Life

My grandmother is the keeper of the tree of my family’s life. This idea is inspiring for my daughter and she has painted the picture as a present to her grand-grand mother on Victory Day.


In 1945 my grandmother was 17 y.o. She is a child of the war…

Because of her tears the roots of our tree are kept alive.


Thank You, dear Granny, for Peace and this beautiful May we are living in now. Thank You, Granny, for blooming flowers in your garden we are nurturing with love from our hearts. Thank You, dear Granny, for the gift of hope we are inheriting from You.

Our way is clear and happy.

We see the war in a movies…

26 thoughts on “Thank You, Granny!

  1. Hi dear,
    Beautiful memento to your grandmother. Very interesting synchronicity since yesterday I was learning more about my family tree with a genealogist friend of mine. So fascinating 😉

    love ya sis,

      1. Oh, my Beautiful, please get better and think only about your health. I will you write you again and again. I am with you.

  2. So many thoughts are running through me at the moment. It is a beautiful treatment of a wonderful lady who survived a horrible moment in history. I am a granny too, and although my grandson is only 4 I would hope he has the same feelings for me some day. She — and you — are living proof that love conquers the most horrible moments in one’s life, and turns into an eternally booming garden.

    1. Dear Claudia, your words are really relevant to what I have tried to say. You embodied my thoughts I had not catch, thank you very much! How is your grandson? You are so happy grandmother! Hugs!

  3. This was so encouraging. As a grandmother of eleven and great-grandmother of seven, I am trying through my blogs to pass down a collection of things I have learned from almost seventy-eight years of living, loving and reflecting. In America the wisdom of the old is not valued as much as in other cultures, so leaving something behind for later generations seems to work better than trying to pass our wisdom on while our immediate families have such busy lives. I am so glad you have a grandmother who has survived so much and that you value her and share what you have learned from her..

    1. Hello Eileen! Sorry for silence. You are Great Grandmother and you know, I take off my hat in respecting to you and your way! Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I am really happy to meet you!

  4. This is an amazing post.. And poignant in that so many many tears were shed, still are being shed.. And you have a wonderful Grandmother… I love the idea of her being the Keeper of the tree.. and your daughters art is wonderful..

    May we always remember those who gave so much in that war.. And May we never forget their sacrifice..

    Loved that you shared your beautiful Gran with us 🙂

    Love and Blessings Sue xxx

    1. You know, Sue, I think the secret of my grandmother is in she eats only food she grows. Nothing artificial. Closeness to nature gives her power to keep our tree.
      Will I be so strong? That’s the question.
      Thank you, my dear friend, for sharing your strength with me.

  5. My Mom is going to be 87 in November, Glorialana! Wow, happy birthday to your dear, sweet Granny. ♡♡ xoxo Wish she could meet and hang out, talking with my Mom. 🙂

    1. Dear Robin! Yes, my grand mother and your mother have a lot of themes for good conversation with a small cup of cherry liquor :-). “Modern parents are so different from us and grandchildren are so capricious :-)”. Hug you!

      1. I bet they would have enjoyed this very much, Glorialana. My Mom likes Sangria but cherry liqueur would be perfect for her sweet tooth 🙂 and help relax her for bedtime. ♡♡

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