Grandma Mae

For the last few years I have set my Wednesday nights aside to spend with my Grandma Mae. Because of failing eyesight, she is no longer driving , so I pick her up and take her to wherever she needs to go and she always insists on buying my supper in return for the favor. When I was young I spent a lot of time with her and I’m ashamed to say that during the time I was raising my family I let that relationship dwindle and never realized until lately what I’ve missed. What started out as a labor of love on my part, has become such a blessing to me. She is just this incredible lady that raised her babies while my Grandfather was away in WWII, survived cancer, buried a husband and most recently lost a dear companion. She is smart and funny and has so many wonderful stories to tell. I look forward to Wednesday nights and I talk to her often in between. If you don’t have a Grandma Mae, you should get one. If you have to, use the neighbor lady. It will enrich your life and make you appreciate what you have, because she will tell you how it was when she grew up. It will make you patient, because she doesn’t move as fast as she used to. It will make you smarter, because she will tell you what you are doing wrong and what you should be doing. It will make you a better person, because if you can just catch a glimpse of the world through her eyes you will know what’s important and what’s not. And most of all she’ll teach you that selfless love is by far the best return for your investment.

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About Terri

I have been married to Randy for 25 years. We have three children; Michelle, Christopher and Ashley, and three grandchildren. I have been a floral designer for 14 years and I have owned my own shop for 4 years.
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