Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lucky...

I would like to think that 3 years ago today, my Grandma smiled when she opened this card. Seeing her Great-Granddaughters smiling back at her and wishing her a happy birthday had to make her smile.

Sadly, this is the last card I was ever able to send my Grandma for her birthday. I didn't know it at the time. No one did. Selfishly, I am so glad I chose to take a little extra effort that year to send a card with a picture of the girls. Yes, I am glad a took the effort. I know Grandma appreciated it. Grandma appreciated everything. She was quick to smile, quick to laugh, quick and generous with her hugs, kisses, her candy, her wishes. I am so lucky to have know her so long.


It's birthdays like today though, when that person isn't there anymore to send a card to, give a call to, or even better give a hug to...that I realize how important it is to make that extra effort everyday to the loved ones still there for us. I need to realize how lucky I really am...and I need to do a better job most days.



Thanks Grandma for that lesson. Oh, and Happy Birthday. You are missed.

xoxo, t.

5 comments:

Peggy Marino said...

Thanks for the nice Birthday wish for Grandma. She certainly is missed by all of her kids, grandkids and especially by her husband. We are going to take Grandpa out for dinner to spend some time with him on this very sad day.
Love ya Aunt Peggy

Aunt Sandy said...

yes very much missed by many today and everyday....

papa jack said...

Thanks Buff, for just being who you are---ppj

ginny said...

Thank you for being such a thoughtful compassionate person. Of course you made me cry once again - and that is something I inherited from her! This is a tough day:( Love YOU

Kristi Pohl said...

your grandma is smiling down on you every day, and watching your girls grow.

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