Those were the last words my Grandma said to me. That and, ” I know you do,” after I kissed her head and told her I loved her.
We knew the time was nearing. My grandma, full of wit, and always smiling, made me laugh through my tears as I said my last good-bye. Have a nice life! In her sarcastic witty voice.
I plan to!
Grandma was always smiling. Laughing. Throwing out a witty response or passing on a funny that she saw on Facebook.
I didn’t see her nearly enough and am not naïve as to think that her life was easy and perfect, but she carried herself with a beauty and grace that made me envious. She was an artist. She drove funky cars and wore a long leopard print coat. She was herself.
That smile brightened more people’s days than she will ever know.
I will have a nice life. I will try to keep a smile and not let others bring me down. That’s what I have been trying to do.
While I’m not sure I can pull off a full length leopard print coat, I will do my best to always wear a smile. To make the best of whatever is thrown at me.
I love you, Gram. Paint rainbows in the sky as you fly around the clouds with Grandpa.