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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!!
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..
I LOVE YOU!!