Today I call her Grammie but as a child she was always Grandma. My grandma and great grandma lived together and when I wasn’t at home or school my life was at my grandma’s house. If I was asked what my fondest memories from my childhood was. My answer would be all the moments I was with my grandma. We were far from rich in the worldly way but we were rich with love. I didn’t even know we were poor because that is how good life was. Mud pies, ballet slippers and high heels that were way too large mixed with a lot of imagination filled my day with play. By night, being able to crawl into her lap (for as long as I can remember) always beckoned a request for popcorn, Which she always said yes to. She would allow me to wear one of her silky nighties along with her special rose lotion always made me feel like a princess. My family and moved away for a spell and when we moved back, she welcomed us to live in her home. I had the best of two worlds. Under one roof I had my parents and brother with my grandma until I got married. I miss those days sometime because I do not get to spend as much time with her as I would like. We just celebrated her 85th Birthday and what I see in her I never could understand as a child. How she could make each and every one of her grandchildren feel as though they were the only one. As I watched her at her celebration it affirmed what I now understood as an adult. Her heart is overflowing with love because she is blessed. Each and every one of us hold a special place in her heart and in that part we are the only one. She lives her life to the fullest every day even though she has seen so much. Each and everyday is a blessing from our Lord. For He alone gives us the blessing of her in our life each day. I love you Grammie. Thank you for your love.
In His Love, Crisi