The last couple of days have been full of everything but quilting. Gardening has taken over my life. Just when I think I'm caught up, something else pops up, usually more weeds. Yesterday mom'ma needed chauffeured around two counties to doctors appointments. I'm not complaining, these times will become fond memories someday. While waiting for mom'ma to gather her things I spied a new picture sitting on her kitchen desk. Well the picture is new to the desk but old as far as date taken.
This is mom'ma's dad and Step Mom. I can't remember my Grandparents being this young. And although she was my Step grandmother in my heart she was just Granny. She loved me as one of her own and never made me feel less than any other grandchild. Every break from school was spent with her. They lived a simple life with no TV, only gospel music and sermons on the radio, and church several times a week. When gramps was gone granny would sneak and play old country music on the HI-FI, her favorite was Dolly Parton's "Coat of many colors". I loved every minute of time with her and would dread the day I had to go home.
As I grew up and started having children we would talk on the phone several times a week for hours. She's been gone for almost 20 yrs and I can still hear her laugh, and say "COME ON BIG SIXES" while playing the much frowned upon (by Gramps) game of Yahtzee.... I miss those times. Seeing this picture reminded me just how precious every moment is with our elders. Granny was mom'ma's age when she passed. I looked at mom'ma with a new set of eyes, for a brief moment. While she can be difficult and ornery I love her and want those precious memories. This may require a pair of rose color glasses.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It
Yes, rose-colored glasses is a good way to put things...My precious mother has been gone 7 years now (dad 11) and oh how I miss her everyday, especially when I look in the mirror!...I have become my mother. I envy every son and daughter that "has" to take mom or dad to all their doctor appointments and all their errands...so grateful that my time with both my aging parents was good...ReplyDelete
Great reminder for all of us. Especially those of us with aging parents. . Such lovely memories you have!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful and poignant post! Tugged at these old heart strings and brought back wonderful memories of my own! Thank you!ReplyDelete
I'm sure if you need some rose colored glasses you can ask your Mom to borrow the ones she wore when You were growing up. I'm sure she had a pair....especially when you were a teenager. :) Loved this post.ReplyDelete
my mother has been gone 11 years , she died in the bedroom we sleep in now, she had cancerReplyDelete
My grandmother inspired me to sew and quilt. I wouldn't have missed a minute of the time I spent with her. It's so good to have those memories.ReplyDelete