I went to visit my grandparents today. It’s been a long time since I’ve driven up to see them, they live about an hour away, but they’ve been very sad and miss me and my boys, so I decided I’d go see them today.
As soon as I walked in the door, my grandma ran up and gave me a big hug. Then my grandpa waddled over (he has a hard time walking), and asked me if I was mad at him. I told him of course I wasn’t mad at him, so he asked why I never call him or visit him. I felt so awful, I told him it’s because I’ve been busy, but the truth is, I just get busy with my ever day that I’ve not made time for them. That is unacceptable. I will change that.
About a half hour after I got there, my mother showed up with my other grandmother. She’s going on 98 and still full of life.
She loves to dance, so my mom asked her if she wanted to dance. It was like a scene out of a movie. You know those scenes that make you so happy inside and you wish you lived in a family like that? It was beautiful. My mom walked her over to an open area and my grandma started singing “La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha” and they danced and laughed together. It was very touching to watch. My grandmother, almost 100 years old, singing, dancing and laughing with my mom. I was laughing and we were all having a wonderful time. Then my mom told my grandmother to come closer and she started to sing “Let me call you sweetheart, I’m in love with you” My granny started singing along, resting her head on my mom. They were singing together. I started to cry. I couldn’t help but think she won’t be with us much longer and I felt so blessed to share in that moment.
I was reminded of how lucky I am to have so much love in my life. When I got home later that day, I made a trip to the flower shop, got some flowers and made some visits to friends to let them know how much I love them.
Such a wonderful day to be reminded of how blessed I am because of the people in my life.