|My Grandma and Grandpa with all the Great-Grandaughters wearing all my fun vintage hats.|
|My sweet Grandma and Grandpa.|
At first this was so hard for me. I would tell my mom I can't believe she isn't doing anything. My wise mother would tell me at 86 there just are not a lot of great options and it is something we need to accept. I've never really had a relative that close to me die and for some reason I thought my grandma never would. She has always been really healthy, so this has been hard for me to come to terms with. I love her so much, I am the first grandchild and I do feel we share a very special bond because of that.
So this year we decided to get together to celebrate this woman we love so much. It was a time for reunions, (some of my cousins I haven't seen in months) announcements (one cousin is getting married), wonderful conversation, great food and lots of pictures with grandma and grandpa.
I am so grateful that all my sweet cousins and siblings made the effort to be with her that day. (All came except 3 (one is on a mission). And they came far and wide and even from out of state.
As grandma was leaving I gave her a big hug and she whispered to me she wished this day would never end. I wanted to whisper back to her that I too wish it would never end. That I wish I could always have her around and part of my life, but I know that is not possible.
So I have decided to try and spend more time with her, so that I will always remember her sweetness and goodness and joy she has brought to me in my life. I've been lucky to have her as long as I have.
If your Grandma is still around, give her a big hug.
|Grandma and Grandpa with all the Great-Grandsons.|