On the 3rd May, my grandmother, Mere, will turn 101. You may remember that I spent nine days in Florida last year visiting my family for Mere’s 100th birthday celebration. As an expat, I don’t get to see my family very often, so it was amazing to get to be with them on such a special birthday. I am not sure when I will next see Mere. She is getting older, and is at an age where I can’t help but worry that I’ll never see her again. But I hope that I will see her next year.
Everyone calls my little French grandmother ‘mere’, meaning ‘mother’ in French. She is a kind, yet fiesty woman who drinks a glass of whiskey each evening. I wanted to share this photo of Mere and me from when I was about one. I have many treasured memories of our time together when I was growing up. Mere was my best friend, and is still one of my most favourite people in the world.