Thursday, May 5, 2016

Gerea the terror, the bipolar troll.....................................

So small, so vulnerable and my first grandchild. 16 years ago today GereaKaye came into this world and I instantly knew I had known her before. Up to that moment, I had never experienced anything like it. Her sweet, deep root beer colored eyes held for me a knowing of a before time.

That hasn't changed in the past 16 years. Our relationship really isn't fair to anyone else on the planet. We are a bonded pair of smart ass partners in crime separated by a mere 51 years (this time around).






She is becoming the woman I always suspected she would become. Kind, caring, fierce, challenging and captivating the hearts and minds of may other mere mortals. To say I admire her is a gross understatement. To say I envy her is the truth.

I truly do not love her more than any other member of the Cuckoos but I understand her better, relate to her easier and allow myself the luxury of complete and utter abandon when I am with her. She is one funny bunny, makes me laugh like no one else can, makes me cry deeper than anyone else can.

When she was little heathen, I would take her shopping so that I could do some walking and she could experience people. Folks would hear us conversing aisles away and come around and be flabbergasted that she was so young. They commented more than once that she looked like a faery or elfling. She always had something to say to everyone....albeit baby talk. She had good judgement about people even then.

On one occasion when she was about 14 months old, we visited our local "woo woo" shop to get some incense. The woman who ran the shoppe stopped what she was doing to come and greet GK and me. I began my search for "dirty dreaded hippie incense" when the woman and Gerea began a full fledged conversation indicating that they too had know each other before, the now. It was one of those goose flesh kinda moments. That has happened so many times in her short 16 years. Speaking to the dead, knowing when something is going to happen, not trusting something and leaving a situation and sure enough something ugly has always happened. The way in which she engages with animals, children, old people and the lonely.

Today is not only her birthday but her favorite school activity, the talent show. She will be singing At Last, the Etta James rendition. Talk about old school. She is so in love with the music from that era.

Compassion, conviction and cunning. Yep and she's only 16.

Happy Birthday dearest granddaughter, thank you for sharing yourself so effortlessly with the world.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Happy birthday, GK.

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  2. Happy Birthday wishes to Miss GK and thank you, Oma, for sharing her with us! So many things you said here resonate with me because of the special bond I share with my own granddaughter. It's hard to describe it with words, but you did so beautifully. She definitely has "the knowing"... how wonderful for you both!

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  3. What a beautiful gift of words for GK on her birthday. Happy Day to you, GK. Hugs from the old gal on wheels.

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  4. Happy birthday, GK! 16 is such a wonderful age to be -- enjoy and savour every moment of it!

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  5. Best wishes GK, you are a beautiful and talented young lady. Continue to remain wise :D XXX

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  6. Happy (belated) Birthday to your precious, GK! May she continue to be a blessing to herself and the world around her. ♥

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  7. I can tell by how you've described her so beautifully, that this will be the best birthday gift she could receive. She sounds and looks utterly lovely. And very, very different in each photo - impish.. sophisticated.. exotic. Just lovely. Happy Birthday to your lovely girl.

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  8. Such a beautiful post Oma Linda! Happy Birthday GK!!! You are a special lady! Sending you many blessings! Big Hugs and Much Love!

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  9. Please add my best wishes to your lovely granddaughter for a very Happy Birthday.

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  10. What a beautiful granddaughter you have. Best wishes on her special day!

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  11. I don't know how I missed this! lucky you. and happy birthday to miss GK.

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  12. Belated Happys to GK and what a fabulous way to celebrate her, this post is a testament to the special bond you share, I know you may envy her ;) but methinks many of her qualities have come directly from you Oma xoxox

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  13. A late happy birthday, GK. I love Etta James.

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  14. What a beautiful description of both your granddaughter and your relationship.

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