Thursday, July 7, 2011
Today is my grandmother's birthday. I am so glad to have another year with her. I am trying to savor each moment, and not take any of them for granted. My mother died when I was eleven. I know the void that loosing someone important leaves. My grandparents raised my brother, sister, and I after my mom passed away. And so my grandma is so much more than a grandma to me. She has been my constant, my rock, my steadfast.
She is the one that has cheered my successes and picked me up when I have fallen. It was her bed that I slept in for three days in high school when I suffered my first break up.
She walked me down the aisle because it was what I wanted even though it defied convention. And it was her extra bedroom that I stayed in when my marriage fell apart.
She has nursed me after I had my tonsils out at thirteen and my gallbladder out when I was twenty-three. She has watched Lucas since he was a baby anytime I have needed her to, and has a special bond with my son.
She has been a supporter of my adoption plans from the very beginning. I can not wait for my Lucia to meet her great-grandma. <3 <3 <3 be.still.my.heart!
I love you grandma! And appreciate all that you are in my life. You are an amazing woman of grace and strength. I admire and cherish you.