Cut Short

I remember…

my Dad carrying me into your house in the morning like a sack of potatoes

your smiling face and open arms reaching for me

being held most of the day by your loving embrace

eating donuts dipped in coffee
crushed up graham crackers soaked in milk
eggs over easy on toast
for breakfast

chip dip straight out of the bowl

watching Ryan’s Hope every day and wondering what that was all about

jumping on your bed

hide and seek

running around with the dog across acres and acres of farmland

playing with the fun neighbor kids across the road

anxiously awaiting your youngest son to arrive home from high school to play

road trips with your daughter to A&W Rootbeer to get chili dogs and rootbeer delivered to the car

having you all to myself

your energy even though you had raised 7 kids already

feeling so loved and so safe

laughing, laughing, laughing

and so much love and adoration

You were taken way too soon

I think you would be proud of me

I think we would have been best friends

I miss you and remember you like it was yesterday.

I love you, Grandma.

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8 responses to “Cut Short

  1. What a lovely snapshot you’ve created of your grandma with these words. How lucky you are to have loved her so much.

  2. Makes me miss my Grammy June. Even though she was 92 when I lost her I was only 20 and wasn’t ready not to have her in my life.

    Great post!

  3. This is so beautiful! I have tears in my eyes. I miss my own grandmothers so much. What a beautiful tribute this is to yours. So very, very lovely.

  4. What a loving and beautiful tribute to your grandma. Your grandma sounds like she was an amazing woman.

  5. What a great tribute to your grandmother! She sounds like such an incredible lady.

  6. I know this feeling so well. My grandmother was the love of my life for soooo long.

  7. So sweet. I never knew any of my grandparents. makes me miss them even more.

  8. Awww, what a sweet post. I bet your grandma would be so honored and touched by this.

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