Thank you, Grandma.

Dear Grandma,

I miss you every day. Now that the snow is melting and it’s warming up, the birds are chirping outside my window. I think about you and all the time we spent on the back porch watching birds, pointing out their colors and their fights at the feeder. It’s difficult not to cry when I think about you and all that I miss without you here. I want to put curlers in your hair again, to watch Wheel of Fortune with you, to share a box of chocolates. I want you to tell me one more time to put socks on my bare feet, or that if I stick out my tongue a bird will come and snip it off. We’ve all been a little bit lonelier since you’ve been gone. I’m crying right now, Grandma, because it’s so hard without you.

I finally deposited the money today. It’s more than I’ve ever had in my whole life. I promise I’ll do big, beautiful, and important things with it, Grandma. I know you always loved receiving my thank you notes in the mail, and I always loved writing them. I know this isn’t one of my better ones, but I hope you know how much your gift means to me. Thank you, Grandma.

I love you!

xoxoxox

Emily

P.S. I did NOT cheat at Monopoly!


3 Responses to “Thank you, Grandma.”

  1. Mom Says:

    I am sobbing.

  2. John Palmer Says:

    Amen, My sentiments too.

  3. Randy Ross Says:

    I never met her but I can feel your loss.