I am a little panicked this morning. Our 92 year old ‘surrogate’ grandmother went into the hospital.Not sure what is going on or how serious it is but it has sent me into panic mode. I think about Grandma Margaret and she has lived a full life. She IS living a full life. Still very much apart of the living, very active. I know I probably am not special because she has real grand kids and a daughter and family that love her so much and the community that she is apart of I would say call her their own as well….as in their ‘grandmother’ too. She came into my life and has never NOT been there. She has gone to many of my kids sports events, and hasn’t missed a birthday party that we have had. Grandma Margaret is a straight shooter and I love that about her. If she feels she needs to give a spanking she gives one. There are a few times she has gotten after my husband for things whether it was getting to an event late or whatever and she reprimands him and he listens to her as we all do. Then, if there is edifying she does this well too. She has always told me what a wonderful mother I am, homemaker, and LOVES my cooking! We are always exchanging recipes! She always makes me feel so special. She gets tickled and laughs, it’s contagious! I don’t think I have heard a negative thing come out of her mouth about someones situation. She will say she doesn’t understand it but always sees good in everyone.
I think the thing about Grandma Margaret that I love is that when I lost my own grandma a few years back she cried with me and asked me about her and really loved me as I was going thru a tough time. I told her then, “I don’t have a grandma anymore so will you adopt me and make me officially yours?” And she said,”yes, of course, that she loved me (and my cooking~hahaha!, with her contagious laugh)”
So, the panic comes in because I am scared it is something bad and that I may loose her. I don’t want to spend any events without her. She makes me feel special and I need her.
Also, I would say the lesson here today as I was thinking about her and how she makes me feel is this…..to make someone feel special and loved, this is what I want to do well.