Today’s world can be so intense and full of distractions that we forget to spend time with the people who matter the most to us.
Maintaining healthy relationships with family members is, of course, critical. After all, family is usually the group of people who have your back no matter what.
Even so, making time to see distant relatives is something that, unfortunately, many people neglect.
Not so for Annie Berry, 105, who celebrated her 105th birthday in January of this year.
Barry was recently visited at the Genesis Larkin Chase Center in Bowie, Maryland by all FIVE generations of her family. It was time for Barry to welcome the newest member of her large family: Olivia, her great-great-granddaughter.
Berry laughed and said Olivia was “cute like Grandmama,” according to WUSA9.
Berry was born in Meridian, Mississippi, in 1914, during a time when racism and segregation were prevalent. She remembered picking cotton and shucking corn when she was younger, and she has seen the world change several times.
Of course, Olivia will grow up in a very different world than Berry did (which is unsurprising given their 105 year age gap).
Berry attributes her long life to “obedience to the Lord,” and she gave baby Olivia specific instructions: “I’d like for her to be kind and loving and do what mother says to do.”
Annie Berry, on the other hand, is deserving of respect and acclaim. It’s wonderful that Olivia will grow up knowing she met her great-great-grandmother!
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