live & learn

- i have learned it the hard way - is what my grandma used to say to me when i was little. and she sure did. she had 4 kids 3 girls, 1 boy. 3 of them, the 3 girls to be exact, she almost raised all by herself. after world war II my grandpa was kept imprisoned somewhere in the UK, he never really spoke about it, so we still don t know about it. this left my grandma alone with 3 young kids, the need for water, food, money and a lot of responsibility. the years went by they lived their life, she raised them, played with them, fed them, and all this time she never knew if my grandpa would ever come back, if he was even still alive. she never stopped, though, she always kept going until one day he was finally home again.

i can say that my grandparents, apart from the above mentioned, lived a very happy life. they had a big house, with an ever bigger garden, they planted fruits and vegetables, their kids gave them lots of grandkids and those grandkids gave them lots of love and happiness.

and one day those grandkids will have their own children. maybe 2 boys and 1 girl, maybe just a boy, maybe 4 girls we don t know yet. and those children will have children and so on and so on and so on.
and there will be one thing they will all have in common, no matter if they have learned it the hard way or not, they will all have a very happy life.

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