Wednesday, May 7, 2014

True Love --- A Grandma's Legacy

I get it now. This inexplicable love between a grandparent and grandchild. 

It's different. Special. 

It surpasses understanding because it's the most painful kind of love. When she's away I hurt with missing her. 

Yet, when we're together the longing to preserve the moment is painful, too. Every second, every minute, every hour, every day, my heart bleeds for the moment to run in slow motion. 

When she calls me in her weepy voice telling me "I miss you more than everything that's important to me," my heart breaks. Not so much with sadness but with the deep hope that she will always feel this way toward me. 

Time flies, we all know this. Babies grow up, it's inevitable. 

It's the daily struggle of slowing down enough to value the fleeting moments that matter; of making sure we don't allow life to get in the way of loving. 

I'm still learning. But I hope Rylee knows that she is and will always be my true love. 

"If there is tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...I'll always be with you." 
~Winnie the Pooh