my grandma turns 90 years old on the 5th.
she went to get her independence renewed a few days ago.
they told her she couldn't have it.
as dangerous as it may be for her to get it renewed, it's her independence. she was extremely upset when they wouldn't renew it. so, she made an appointment for yesterday for a second opinion.
the eye doc gave her the thumbs up. she gets it renewed.
I know she's not the greatest driver anymore, because she can't see quite as well. then again, she only drives a few blocks to my parents' house, or to the store on roads she knows like the back of her hand. and she is very careful. it's her only means of getting out.
she truly sees driving as her independence.
so although I worry about her driving, I am so happy she has this bit of independence still. I am very much looking forward to celebrating that and her birthday with her this weekend.
Happy Independence Day, everyone*!
Happy Birthday, Gran!
(and Happy Birthday to Kristy on the 4th. if you have time, swing by and tell the firecracker Happy Birthday!)
* And happy Canada Day to you Canadians.