Christmas Cheer

I just got back from spending the day with my Dad and his family. Our day was filled to the brim with food, presents, laughs, and even some close to crying moments. And although this was all really great I was struck by the cold hard reality that my Grandparents are getting older.....Several things have happened over the last year that has changed my relationship with them. They have moved to a smaller house to be closer to my Dad so they can receive help when needed, my Grandpa's eyesight is not what it used to be and most recently my Grandma broke her arm (this is just to name a few). As we were sitting around today visiting it hit me that their days on this earth are getting to be fewer and fewer. It is sad to know that at some point I will have to morn their passing and will look back and the photos and memories that are held in my head and heart.

I don't really want to think about it but how can I not? It is coming quicker than I would wish and it won't be easy. I grew up with my Grandparents, they were there to nuture me and love me. They would come to all my school and church plays, invite us over for suppers, and I even ended living with them for awhile after highschool. They have been a rock and fortress in my life that will forever impact the way I relate to others and how I view myself. My Grandpa has always had incredible work ethic and believes in a job well done more so than just a job that is done. My Grandma is the most organized and prepared person I know. She has spent her life giving to so many around her and has really had a positive impact on my life.

I guess I just wanted to pay tribute to my Grandparents and let them know that I am a better person, not only for having their jeans, but because I actually got to hang out with them and experience life with them! I love you Grandma and Grandpa and I thank you for everything you've given, time, money, love, friendship, guidance, and wisdom!

And now off to write them a letter as they don't have internet!


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