My grandmother turned 80 last Wednesday and we had a very simple celebration for her at her place the Sunday before. Like many traditional Chinese, she adds a year to her age so she considers last year her 80th birthday and we had a more elaborate do then.
At 80, my grandmother is in okay shape except that she’s hard of hearing and her eyesight is also not great. It’s easy to get frustrated with her because she’s become increasingly stubborn and eccentric with age, and insists on doing things her own way. She doesn’t take very good care of herself, eats very little and refuses to see the doctor when she’s unwell.
I pray that she’s blessed with many more years of good health and that she will take better care of herself so that we won’t need to worry so much about her.