Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beauty Icon: Nanna Joan

Joan and Pat Molloy

My Nanna Joan stands 5 foot 11 at 89 years of age, and was just one inch shy of her beloved Pat when they were married. I wasn't surprised to hear that as a young woman, Nanna struggled with her height and slouched, but I can only remember her standing tall and proud as her rose bushes.  

For the most part, I was oblivious to Nanna's height growing up but was always taken with pride when introducing her to admiring friends. In bare feet she stands almost a head above me, and looks right at home sandwiched between her 4 sons, well over 6 feet themselves.

Nanna is not only big in stature, she is big in heart and when you are hugged by her you really, truly know it. My daughter is showing signs of being tall herself, and I love that she has a beautiful example of how to carry oneself with amazonian grace.

What about you lovely readers? Who is your beauty icon?



Anonymous said...

Mine is my sister, she is a bit older than me and i remember as a child when ever i would see her i would always hope to look gorgeous like her. Even asking my Mum if it was possible to grow up and be just like her.
Unfortunately we almost turned out the opposite, apart from having the same size feet. But it hasn't changed how much i still want to grow up and be just like her. Happy, still gorgeous and a beautiful family.

Anonymous said...

Nanna Joan is definitely the most wonderful woman, she has raised a huge family, at 89 still babysits her 4year old grandchild, is graceful and gracious and treats everyone the way she would like to be treated. Even when exhausted she finds time for anyone in need of a cuddle or a peanut brownie! Beauty truly comes from within, she is a very hard act to follow!