Saturday, May 3

Grandmas

WHAT ARE GRANDMAS FOR?
Grandmas are for stories
about things of long ago.
Grandmas are for caring
about all the things you know...
Grandmas are for rocking you
and singing you to sleep,
Grandmas are for giving you
nice memories to keep...
Grandmas are for knowing
all the things you're dreaming of...

But, most importantly of all,
grandmas are for love.
~Author Unknown~


As our grandmother passed away this week, my thoughts turned to how it used to be...before alzheimers.
She could be a tough lady at work...
But, she did have a soft side, she loved her family.

I thought of a time when she was visiting at my parents and I walked in the door with very little sleep from being up all night with a baby with colic. I dragged in the door telling her about the rough night. She reached out her arms and said..."give her to me, she needs mamaw to rock her and make her tummy feel all better". She rocked and rocked her and "grandma was right"...she did make it all better.

We did not live in the same state most of my life, but she always bridged the miles and she did not seem that far away. Cards and trips kept us in touch. She had a special way of always letting you know she was thinking of you. I saw this crazy ring and thought of you, a card for every special day (easter, valentines, thanksgiving......etc.). Her special touch was everywhere....Jingle Bells tied on the end of curling ribbon, just because card, a toothbrush added to your easter treats (to remind you to take care) or a postcard from her travels.

She has been gone in spirit for quite a while, but now her body is being laid to rest next to her husband (who had been taken so many years ago). I know he greeted you at the gate with a kiss and even though we miss you grandma... I am comforted that you will not suffer anymore.
Love,
your grandaughter