A wonderful family photo was recently taken of six generations of women. MaeDell (Taylor) Hawkins, Gracie Howell’s 98-year-old grandmother, has held several babies throughout her life, according to Gracie Howell.
Last month, MaeDell was pictured holding her great-great-great-granddaughter, Zhavia, who joined the family in December.
Gracie commended the photograph for capturing all women, from a newborn to her great-great-great-grandmother.
Gracie is shown with her mother, Francis, her daughter Jacqueline, her granddaughter Jaisline (the baby’s mother), and MaeDell, who is holding Zhavia.
This photograph is a magnificent tribute to the enduring strength of mom. It’s amazing to observe the family’s unbroken chain of women passing on their love, wisdom, and experiences to each successive generation.
Such photographs remind us of the beauty of life and family relationships that are bound by love and valued for a lifetime.
Gracie recalls fond memories of her grandmother, who will be 99 in July. MaeDell, despite her age, is cognitively active and knowledgeable, and she is always ready to offer her expert advice on child care.
MaeDell, who now resides in a nursing home, expertly pulled Zhavia’s infant from her mother’s grasp and tickled her small feet during a recent visit.
Gracie cherishes the recollection of her grandmother’s tender touch on her precious granddaughter and the pleasant times they shared.
Gracie confesses she was taken aback by the surprising attention she received after submitting a photo of MaeDell and Zhavia to a local meteorologist, along with a description of her grandmother’s life.
Nonetheless, she was pleased by the overwhelming positive response that followed. This response has provided MaeDell with an opportunity for popularity, which she richly deserves.
MaeDell’s tale and contagious attitude remind us that age is simply a number that should never determine a person’s worth.
MaeDell is a dedication to a long and abundant life, as well as the joy and wisdom she shares with everyone around her.
Gracie claims that her grandma never complained about the difficulties in her life. MaeDell married her first husband, who was in his fifties, when she was only 16 years old.
He worked as a train worker and was required to be away from home most of the week. The pair had 13 children together and raised his ten children from his previous marriage.
MaeDell’s life was difficult because she needed modern conveniences such as a washing machine, dishwasher, and running water. Gracie recalls her grandma not having access to running water as a teenager.
MaeDell’s daughter claims the family only went with adequate meals, supper, or clean clothes despite these difficulties.
Despite her difficulties, MaeDell never complained about her situation and went about her business silently.
Her resilience and determination serve as an example to people around her, demonstrating that even in the most trying situations, it is possible to find joy.
MaeDell’s family continued to grow in size over time. “We have a large and loving family,” she says proudly. MaeDell has enjoyed a whole life despite outliving several spouses and most of her stepchildren.
Gracie praises her, saying, “I adore her.” MaeDell’s journey has been of substance and meaning, with countless live events and many loved ones.