Sunday, May 09, 2010

Amazing Grand-Mother



My grandmother, my father's mother, was the woman who tapped into my creative energies. One of the first things that we would do once my folks dropped me off at her home for my week-long summer visit (back when Olivia Newton John was a regular on Dick Clark's Top 40) was to hit the craft store. Decoupaged paperweights? Knitted clothing hangers? Painted Mrs. Butterworth bottles? We had them all covered...and well.

In between trips to the roller rink and the drive in, we drank many cups of sweet coffee and went through our fair share of Mod Podge! It was a sticky, fun time.

So, when I hugged her that day...just about a week ago, in fact.....all of that special-ness and all of that love was a little dizzying. The fact that I get to hug my nearly 95 year-old grandmother so tightly and so dearly is overwhelmingly fortunate and, well, dizzying.

What could possibly be better? If my beloved grandmother could hold my daughter so dearly, so tightly, so loveingly.

I will hope with all of my heart.

Happy Mother's Day. Full of hope. Full of love. xoxoxxoo

16 comments:

M3 said...

Wonderful wish -- can't wait to see a picture of your grandmother holding your daughter.

Brenda said...

Oh, I wish the same for you! For both of you! xoxo B

Kris said...

that is the best wish. and that photo speaks volumes.. a picture of love.

HuluMama said...

Can't wait until that picture. I miss my grandparents so much.

Waterrose said...

Hope your wishes come true...what lovely memories of your grandmother and I love the photo.

Jonni said...

What a lovely post. It has been way too long since I came by to say hello and hope you and wzboy are doing wonderful and can you believe that it is almost referral time. How can it be 3 years now that we met up in SF? I can't wait for you to receive your baby girl's referral. What a lovely post about your grandmother and I have my fingers crossed that she will be able to hold your beautiful daughter too. Take care and talk to you soon.

Hugs,
Jonni

Katie J said...

Z was named after my grandmother who never was able to meet her. I understand that wish and with tears in my eyes, I sent you my wishes for their meeting as well.

Bella said...

Definitely wishing the same for you and your daughter. Aren't grandmas wonderful!

aubepine said...

This is so sweet. Thank you for sharing.

AlliesAdornments said...

You're a lucky girl to have been able to spend so much time with her.

linda said...

Outstanding! I hope I make it another 20 years so I can receive a granddaughter hug just like this one.

Michele said...

So wonderful for you and your daughter.

I miss my grams so much. It hurts my heart to think of how they both would have loved my kids to pieces.

dreamer said...

I credit my nana with teaching me about love, feelings, emotions and the need for all of them. Everyone else gave me technical knowledge, independence, etc.

But she gave me real life.

And I've missed her so much. Your post brought back all the good adn I wish you what you wish for too.

irena said...

What a beautiful picture. Made me wish I could hug my grandma like that, my mother too. I am praying that Buttercup gets to experience your grandma's love.

AmyMay (amanda) said...

What a sweet story! I do hope that your wish comes true:)

Danielle said...

I second everything. Having her be able to attend our wedding was the best wish I could have ever asked for. She was so excited ever since we got engaged. Can't wait to celebrate her 120th birthday! <3 Grandma