I don't know why this really meant a lot to me but it did. When I think of it it still puts a smile on my face tickle my heart with giggles.
After going to an appointment, I was in the area of my grandmothers house. It had been awhile since I'd seen her because my family had been fighting the flu and various colds for weeks.
I was alone and completely well, I decided to go see that precious lady of mine before I headed homeward.
I headed to TJoes to get her a little lovely Valentines flowers and brighten up her day.
It was funny the TJoes asked me what I was up to and said, "Going to Grandma's house." He looked surprised and said,"Alright." I guess he doesn't hear that everyday. I told him we have to cherish our legacy. He looked at me with an even weirder look. Oh Well. I grabbed my flowers and smiled and headed to her house.
There is something so wonderful about our aged family members. They have such wisdom and insight and such understanding for how life is lived. I love seeing my Gigi, and I love chatting it up with her.
I sat in my usual chair and talked and talked.
We love to laugh and sit there and eat lots of chocolate. (My dad brings here lots of her favorite: Dark Choc almonds from Sees There is a special little place for it.) I love going there and sharing them with Gigi, I think it's mutual. (Gigi is the one that got me hooked on choc in the first place but that is another story for another time lol)
My heart was so blessed upon seeing her. Even a friend texted me during that visit and I shared with her that I was with Gigi, she was blessed too. I sent her this picture of us.
Grandma just had a way of making women feel loved and special especially the pastors wives. Those who knew her loved her. Her women's ministry was such a complete inspiration to many.
Anyway, as we (the lovely lady that watches her Miss S.) and Gigi and I sat talking, my dad sent this picture of him.
(Now I didn't ask his permission to use this so I hope I don't get into trouble)
Anyway, Here he was stopping to visit Gramps grave at Fairhaven before he was going to see Gigi, and I was with Gigi in Newport.
I just thought how sweet, my daddy and I were thinking the same thing: cherishing our loved ones.
Cherishing our loved ones here and gone.
So after seeing his picture, we sent him this one of my grandma and me.
Isn't that so funny? I thought it was.
What timing! I just laughed.
He was thinking of gramps and I was thinking of grams.
It just felt like a kindred moment with my daddy!
Family is so important. Our legacy our heritage stems from all those that have gone before us. After grandpa died, I really felt the need to spend as much time with Gigi while God keeps her here.
I love it.
There is a bit of regret that I wish I could have had more time with my grandpa. Life has a way of busying your schedule so much that often these important people can become overlooked.
I want to encourage all of you today, if you have grandparents or parents still with us, go visit them, or send a card, or FaceTime, or call, I encourage you let them know that you love them today. They need to be reminded and we need to keep connected.
Great minds think alike and I am so glad my daddy and I had that connection the other day.
There was something so suriel about it that day. I just really can't put it in words.