The things I love about my aging grandmother.
The most respectful people in my society are usually the elderly. These elders have vast experience about life, and their opinions are usually sought in some tough decision-making in the society. Most of them are full of wisdom and always approach issues through their past experience.
I was privileged to live with my great-grandmother just a few months before she died. Those days, my life was full of proverbs. LOL, this woman cannot pass a message without adding proverbs to it, and I am always curious to understand most of her tough proverbs. Overall, I learned many things from her, but it became sweeter when I started living with my grandmother at 7 years old and continued until I got married.
My grandmother is about 71 years old at the moment. Living with her from my childhood age down to adulthood made us very close to each other. It looks as if she gave birth to me directly. Sometimes, when people ask about my mom, I will first think about my grandmother before I realize that she isn't my direct mom; this is how close we are also, and to date, that closeness is still there. I still tap into her well of wisdom whenever needed.
The things I enjoy about her...
She is hardworking: I think I need another strong word to replace this because my grandmother should be termed a human being beyond ordinary hardworking. This woman believes that surviving in this world should entail hard work. Getting your hands busy at all times to achieve greatness. She doesn't believe that one can live a good life by what others give to them; she believes in hustling to make her money and spending it on important things at the right time instead of waiting for a giver. She detests laziness, even at her age. She multitasks a lot! One time she is into this business; another time, you will see her trying another as a side hustle. Even now that her children are capable of taking care of her, she still finds it easy to take care of herself without folding her hands because no one knows what tomorrow holds. What if the only source of income you depend on has issues? This is why she doesn't depend on the money given to her by her children alone. Living with my grandmother for years, she indeed had a great influence on my life in terms of her hardworking nature. It seems I took everything from her on this, and I enjoy this part of her character.
She is supportive. I wasn't born when her husband was alive, but from the story she told me, she was always supporting him with her money. She never hides her money and allows her husband to bear the whole family's burdens alone. Now that I am married, grandma always reminds me over the phone to be a supportive wife, both morally and financially. I still watch her support her immediate family and outsiders when she can. I love this about Grandma, and I am already influenced by her.
Her approach to sensitive issues: being a woman with lots of life experience, she is not always in a hurry to handle some issues. She normally says in my dialect that when you rush into an issue, you might be thrown off balance and you will rush out and perhaps escalate the issue. She takes her time, ponders the problem, thinks about the possible outcomes, and in some cases seeks the opinion of others before approaching a particular issue. To me, there is so much wisdom in this act of hers that it's worthy of emulation.
Her words of wisdom, her counsel when issues arise, the proper planning and priorities she places on things when needed, and other attributes of her are the amazing things I enjoy about her.
If you are privileged to have an elderly person close to you, you may need to pay close attention to them. You might learn a thing or two about life through their wide experience in life.
This post is in response to the #hivelearners community contest on the topic "The oldest person you know."
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I'm really amazed that you got to actually live with your great-grandmother. That is something I wish I had.
Your grandmother is indeed a very deep well of wisdom and is quite energetic too, multitasking even at her current age. The perfect influence for you and your growing kids too.
Indeed my dear...I was lucky to know my great grandmother and tapped from her wisdom. Living with grandma became another plus for me
Thanks for visiting
You're very lucky. 🤭
You're welcome too. 😇
Grandparents are always good to stay with because they seen beyond what we have not see, they are experience more than we do.
most time when I want to carry out decisions, I cannot but seek an elderly advice, because I believe they know more than I do.
Your grandma is really worth of emulation and I'm sure you learned a lot from her.
Some elderly advice has proven so helpful. Nothing beats practical experience...those set of people are grounded with knowledge
I am glad to have lived with grandma and learned from her
I appreciate your visit
Thank you 😍
Leaving with her is an opportunity to you, I must say.
you're are welcome , nice to be here☺️🤗
Ah! Ah! I was just wondering how my mom got all the wisdom she has and how she solves complex problems easily, so it is traceable to granny😁😁 you can't be around an aged and experienced person and be thesame. Their lives must deposit something into yours.
I know it might be boring for you during those days you were living with Granny, you didn't know you were passing through a school but now the result is evident on your life, though I have not met you in person but I can attest that you are very good at all the things you learnt from her life. We thank God for her life.
Keep whining me oo 😂
You see some days with her then was boring especially with longggg old stories but as I keep maturing, I began to understand that I was schooling under her indeed
It was an awesome memory so beneficial to me till date
Which kain whining mom? It's the truth😁😁
God bless granny for the person she made out of you
It seems you have good memories with your grandmother. I also love spending time with elder people because they can share their experiences which is very important for us.
Indeed my friend
They always have experience that is beneficial to the young ones like us
Elderly people are calm and full of wisdom. My grandmother is 70 and still very hard-working, she travels by herself to Lagos and nearby states.
She is still very healthy and I enjoy listening to her night stories.
Lucky you... keep enjoying from grandma
Elders are indeed calm and being with them is full of advantages
I pray she live long to see her great grand children, I am want my kids to feel her love when the time comes
Like seriously those old people doesn't joke with their work unlike nowadays people that some don't even want to work
My grandma always insert knowledge and discipline through storyline because she knew we will never listen if she had said it like that and she never joke with her farm work which makes me love her so much
You have a wonderful grandma as well
They don't joke with passing message across by any little chance
Yeah right and that is why I love her
With the number of years they have lived, they have learned from their experiences. At home, my granny lives with us. I love that woman, she is a perfect description of the way you described your grandma. Out of everything, one thing I know about my grandma very well is that she is prayerful and doesn't joke with her prayers. She prayers 8 times a day... 12, 3, 6, and 9 (both am and pm).
Jesus! 8 times a day? She is really good at that.
Oh my goodness 🤭🤭
I love your grandma more
My grandmother prays very well too but not like yours...indeed her spiritual life is another thing I enjoy about her
We are privileged to have them alive
Your grandmother has exactly same traits as my grandmother, we are luck to have those sweet souls there for us to guide our steps and show us undiluted love.
We are extremely lucky to have them alive
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Thank you for the update, I appreciate.
Your grandma is very special indeed. I believe that you have learnt well from her advice.
Thanks for sharing.
Indeed my dear
Ooh ooh. I had to read again to know what exactly I was reading. How can Nkem have two grandmothers 😂. But I found out it was great grandmother before death and grandmother at 7.
You are so lucky to have lived with the elders. No wonder you are this cool and amazing. Till you get married?. That’s quite a lot of years together with experience at the peak.
The strong part. I think I am going to say it’s common during their time. My grandmother is the same, they are hardworking compared to us nowadays. Though your own time should be different 😂 😂
Hahaha 😂 😂😂
Glad u read well otherwise, I am lucky to have two grandmother 🤷😂😂
You guys are whining me oo 😂
Which cool..I am not cool oo 😂
Just respecting myself small 😉😅
Indeed living with them made a lot of changes in my life
😂 😂. You can’t tell me what I know. Tell me what I don’t know. 😂
You are cool, with all of your write up I have been reading maybe you are even extra cool 😎 in real life 😂.
Nice write ✍️
This kind new month wahala
😂 😂. Let me leave for the sake of new month 😂
Happy new month to you
I also learn alot form my grandma and one them is being hard-working, that woman is a big motivation for me back then.
Good to know all this good qualities about your grandma.
Glad to know that you were also influenced by Ur grandma
Thank you for visiting sholex looter 🤣
My mentor I hail 😃😃
As I was reading this, I remembered I have gone through this post before which was last night and thought I left a comment 😂😂 I guess I slept off while reading your post.
First of all, happy new month, Momma 💕
Staying with elderly ones is always a great opportunity because of the words of wisdom in them. They have lived life with so much experiences and gained enough knowledge about things. It's always the best to have them around you because of what you would learn from them.
Your grandma is really a wise woman to have those wonderful traits and then, transferred them to you.
Engaging and being carried away by sleep is something that happens to me frequently 😃😃, so you are not alone my dear..lol
You see, when I look back and reflect on my stay with grandma, I just smile and thank God...her impact in my life is just amazing and I love that... you too is privileged to have an amazing grandma so enjoy
An interesting and wise grandma, she taught you well especially when it comes to supporting your spouse as a woman, most women has given their husband heart attack because they offload all burden on him. Most homes will be sweeter if the women support their husband.
Indeed my dear....these are little sacrifice we can do inorder to have a happy home
Glad I learned from her
Your grandmother souns like a wonderful independent lady. It is great that you are so close. Treasure all the moment. It is also special that you knew your great grandmother as well.
Yes my dear...he was independent for years and I admire her traits. I was also privileged to live with grandma 😇
Nice granny God bless and keep her for us...