Thursday, September 9, 2010

I was asked….

To share with you a letter I had written to my grandma. So here it is. It has spoken to a few hearts and thought it just might find it way into someone else's. I’m not a writer, I just write from my heart.

Today was grandpa funeral. A sad and happy occasion. Lots of great memories and lots of love and hugs. Tomorrow is the burial far away from home but close to his departed family. Another day of memories and more.

Onward to the letter. Take care my friends and God Bless you all. Remember we are only here for a season, enjoy all that is dear to you because seasons end and so do lives.


Oh how I know this is “not” a happy birthday grandma but it is your birthday and you do deserve having one. I’m sorry I didn’t talk to you yesterday, I did try and call but your phone was busy so figured today was a better day.

I have been trying to figure out just what I wanted to give you for your birthday. Oh I know a hug would have done it but I was driving along and something popped in my head and I felt it was such a perfect idea.

I was told it probably wasn’t a good idea, she may not like that, she may forget, Mark might not like it but I had to grandma because it just felt right.

I am giving you a candle. I remember a ways back you and I were talking about candles and how you liked them but grandpa was afraid of them.

I didn’t buy it because of that though; I got it because I felt like it was a good idea. You see my thoughts in this is this:

When grandpa is feeling far away, when times are a bit hard I thought you could light this candle and in just a millisecond you’ll feel grandpa’s touch on your shoulder, you’ll feel a breeze in your ear and it’ll be grandpa telling you to “blow out that damn candle before you burn this house down!!”. He’ll squeeze your shoulder after you blow it out, whisper “I love you” and he’ll go back to watch over you for as long as you are here and he is there.

I love you grandma and I am so sorry that grandpa left ahead of you but you know that he’s up there, sweeping and cleaning your mansion so when the time comes for you to join him it’ll be all ready.

I love you grandma and please always remember that I will be here to help you, hug you, be here for you any time you need me. I’ll be that pest that comes to visit at least a couple times a week and that pest on the telephone when your hands are full of cookie dough or cake mix.

Happy Birthday Grandma..



Baby Sister said...

That was very sweet. :) Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Awww Julie! This made me cry all over again. I LOVE that you posted it!!! THANK YOU! :)

I've had a day of catching up with Mum, so couldn't come here earlier.

Congratulations, my darling, on going through the funeral and doing everything perfectly. Grandpa was surely listening to all that was said & he feels very very loved. May you all remain as close & as happy together, as you are! May the Good Lord bless you all, always. :)

p.s. patting you on the shoulder & giving you a tight hug.

Noelle said...

Baby Sister, Viju, and now me...we're like the three muskateers!

I'll add my thoughts to theirs: this was a beautiful filled with so much love and emotion.

I cried a bit and it really touched my hear. Thank you!

Slipstitches said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks so much for sharing this, it's so sweet and was an awesome and thoughtful thing to do for your grandmother. My parents were together for more than 40 years and my mother passed on 2 years ago.

Jill said...

This is very sweet, I'm sure your Grandma will treasure it. Blessings to you!


Kat said...

Wow! What a sweet sweet letter! I'm so sorry about your grandfather's death. I hope your letter helps your Grandma and makes her smile too.

I came via Java's Follow Friday.


Trudy Callan said...

Very sweet.

Just popping in from Follow Friday over at Never Growing Old. Love your blog. I am a born again Christian. I am a sewing and fashion diva. I have also have an art blog, homeschool my five kids and hula hoop for exercise. Just a quick little get to know me. Come on by if you'd like to learn more.


Cool Gal said...

What a sweet and heartfelt post.

I see you stopped by and visited my blog via "Java's" Over 40 blog hop. Thank you!

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If you wouldn't mind being a "Google Friend" follower of my blog I would greatly appreciate it.

Have an awesome weekend. :)

Kim said...

Blessings! to you and your family - hope you have a nice, calm, easy weekend to get "centered" - know what I mean?

Beth said...

hopping over from Java's ...oh my I almost cried...beautiful letter!

Stephanie said...


that was such a sweet letter to your Grandma. My husbands grandpa (who after 22 years of marriage feels like he is mine as well) just passed away and his funeral is on Monday. Grandma (his wife) passed a few years back and so did my hubby's dad (his son) so it eased the pain knowing he had been missing them so much and they are now together again.

I love the idea of the candle and "grandpa" telling her to blow it out before she burns the house down.

The love you have to share comes shining through in your letter. She is blessed to have you in her life.

Thanks for sharing! And blessing us.