My granddaughters wanted to color some pictures for their great-nanny and send them to her expressing their love and prayers for her. I ask them not to seal the envelope, for Grammy was going to enclose a little something for my Mama too. Here's what I wrote.
Sweetest Memories Of You
When you would run your fingers through my hair as I laid on your lap
When you knew I felt scared and would let me sit by you in the car, the restaurant, at church or wherever we were.
When I would come and sit at your feet when you were cried, I would rub lotion on your feet to help you feel not so sad.
When you would let me help you change the sheets each week, and help you make the beds, so much learning to be had.
Teaching me to peel potatoes while in the kitchen at my side.
The first time I didn't cry when you washed my hair in the kitchen sink at the age of four,and you announced it to Daddy when he walked through the door on 9th Avenue.
When we sneaked away in the car, while everyone was napping, to go get burgers and fries at the drive-in restaurant, just you and me.
As a teenager calling you while you were in Chattanooga taking care of your mother, my Nanny, I was feeling so frightened, but hung up after hearing your voice filled with peace.
The morning I had P.M.S. in Junior High, and after driving us to school, you just turned the car around without saying a word and took me back home to rest. You just knew...
For the unconditional love you always showed me, and the safety I felt when I was around you.
I love you Mama