My Grandma was usually gentle with me, especially as we both got older... She listened and cared and loved. She didn't judge me. She loved me unconditionally through all of my life phases. This is the greatest gift a grandchild could ever receive. Especially so in my case. So that is one of the reasons I try to treat other people the way she treated me. Nothing feels better than knowing you are loved the same regardless of what you did or did not do. I always made sure I shared my gratitude with her. I always told her how much I loved her and how much her care meant to me over the years. I could tell her just about anything... and we laughed together and cried together. I was there for her as she cared for Grandpa in his declining years. I listened and loved and supported. We logged countless hours on the phone my entire life long. Her phone number is branded into my heart. I miss her voice already and its only been two days since she kissed me goodbye over and over and as always we left each other with the words "I love you". I was her granddaughter-daughter and she was my grandmother-mother. We did the best we could, and that's all that we could do.
Thank you for all of your love and kindness Grandma... you will always live on in my heart, your gentle lessons will guide me forever... xoxoxo