I do not look forward to the day that she passes away. I hope it is not for a long time yet. Grandma has been a shining light in my life for as long as I can remember. She has always been a listening ear when I needed it, a prayer warrior, and encourager and one who shows unconditional love to all within her reach. She has demonstrated to me how to show the love of Jesus to those who cause her pain, how to persevere no matter the circumstance, and the joys of the little things in life. I am quite certain that I will never hear a bird sing or listen to the wind blow without thinking of her and of how she enjoys those two things so much.
|Dad and Grandma|
She can not drive, has difficulty walking, one arm is nearly immobile and she can not see all that well. But she is still one of the most amazing women I have ever known in my life. I am so blessed to get to live with her. I am blessed to get to help take care of her as she gets older.
We often take for granted our loved ones. We get busy and forget to call or choose to let other things take priority in our lives because after all...we can talk to them later. But living with Grandma reminds me that that is simply not true. Sadly, one day they will be gone, so we must take advantage of the time that we are given.