Few words exist that still manage to stir up deep emotional responses. Think about it…
|Yorkie puppy, darn cute|
1965 Mustang convertible, cherry red, mint condition…wipe the drool before you need a bib.
And, then there is my personal favorite word:
Grandma…Grandmother…Nana…Abuela…Granny…Gran…Grand-mère…Grootmoeder…Isoäiti…Großmutter …Bestemor…nonna…名詞... Avó…
My daughter and her husband came by to visit one evening. After a few minutes of awkward conversation, she gave me two gifts. I opened the first one; it was a book, Grandma’s Favorite Stories. The second gift was a bib that said “I love Grandpa!”
I started sobbing and hugging everyone. My husband looked at the book and bib in confusion, and said, “What? What’s going on?” My daughter explained it to him, slowly. Then he chuckled and hugged her.
Grandmothers are the glue of the family, whether they realize it or not. They are responsible for passing on the family legends, knowledge, recipes, etc. They pick up the slack when parents seem to miss what to do next. Grandmas have open arms, warm hearts, and want to listen to everything their grandchildren say.
Well, at least, I do. My grandmothers did.
What about you? What did you think when you read the word “Grandma”?