It's my grandmothers birthday today (or actually was, since it's already past 12 p.m. here). She fullfilled her 100 years. I always had a close relationship to her, even if we did not see each other too much during the recent years - she's been dement for some time, and I do not get home too often. I tried to reach the town where she and my mother are living to be there on that special day for her. To be honest: I actually failed. I made half of the way, and then I was stuck in some town, having little money with me. I had already asked my mother and aunt for advice for this special day. They both recommended, that there was no need for me to come, especially since I am having my exams soon, and since my grandmother might not notice too much of it anyway. Still I wanted, but there I was, stuck, well not completely without money, but every attempt of getting some more from my bank account would have driven it further into minus. I made a slight attempt on hitch-hiking, but didn't find anyone going out of town. So I decided to give up in that place, and found some payable way of getting back home.
This brought me back to some alternative, I had already started to prepare the day before: I had asked some friends to pray for my grandmother, hoping so much, that I will see her still healthy when I can go there another time in november. It will be easier by then. I will have time, so I can always hitch-hike if there is little money. And on our weekly devotional meeting I said a prayer for her, and also asked all my friends there (well, it was two apart from me today) to think of her as well. So I hope with all my heart that this reached her as much as a personal visit of mine would have.