A year ago today my grandmother died. I wasn’t able to be there with her in her last moments. In fact, I wasn’t able to be with her very much at all in her last years. I deeply wish I had. One of the sacrifices we face as military families is time missed with loved ones due to distances required for the mission. It is a real sacrifice.
There are probably many military members and their families who are separated today and during this Christmas season. I am thankful for their service and for the protection they give our country. My thoughts and prayers are with them as they serve.
Little memories are a great gift.
As I Remember a Wonderful Grandmother today I am Thankful for the time that I did have with her. She had a profound influence on my life for which I am so blessed. I learned more from her than I can really say, hers was an instruction of presence. She will always be with me because of her memory, and I am thankful today for that.
So very thankful today to have little memories of my grandma that are really so big:
- coffee and talking
- peppermints and crystal candy dishes
- mashed potatoes and gravy ( Yes, she was a great cook! So now you know where I got my love for cooking and how I learned.)
- ring holders on windowsills
- holiday tables
- little flower suitcases and visits to grandmas
- Na Na’s Homemade Chicken Soup
- New York accents
- aprons for every day
- old telephones
- mashed bananas and baby talk
- “pocketbooks” and trips to the grocery store
Linked up for: Thankful Thursday