Did you know that the 30th annual National Grandparents Day is September 13th, which just happens to be this Sunday? what do you have planned for the grandparents in your life?
In honor of Grandparent’s day I’m going to share some special stories with you about my grandparents. They are very dear to my heart and I’m not sure what i would have done or who I’d be today without them.
My mom was a very young 17 when she had me. From what I’m told, my grandparents took care of me a lot when I was a baby. They moved 2 hours north of us shortly after that and I used to go up to visit them for a week or two during summer vacation. They had a very long driveway with a huge vegetable garden beside it. My grandma would can veggies in their basement, which wasn’t really a basement. It was a dirt floor and you couldn’t stand up but there were shelves to hold the cans all over. The had a swimming pool and horse pasture with 2 horses that I adored. My grandma would take for for rides down long country trails. I loved my time spent up there and really treasured it.
I was also lucky enough to have another grandma thanks to my dad, who isn’t biologically mine. But in my eyes, blood does not run thicker than water and they are both family. Unfortunately my grandma passed away a little over 3 years ago. It hit me really hard, and I have never really gotten over it or been the same since. I loved her so much, and here I am getting all teary eyed writing this post. She was an amazing woman who had a world of stories to share. She was a great talker, great listener. We would talk for hours and hours sometimes. I could talk to her about anything, honestly, anything. She was non-judgemental and was there for every one of us anytime we needed her. She was one of the only people I always knew I could count on in my life, one of the only people who would always be there for me with her door wide open. I went through a lot of hell in my life and I honestly don’t know how I would have gotten through it without that beautiful, caring, loving person in my life.