This past Saturday I drove to Greensboro to spend some time with my grandmother Gigi. I turned off her TV and put on Celtic music. She napped while I crocheted granny squares. I read aloud passages from the Bible and an article on cherry blossoms from my January copy of Southern Living. I told her stories of what was going on in my life today and memories I had of when I was younger.
She didn’t remember who I was, but it was the perfect morning. At one point I said, “I love you Gigi!” and she laughed and said, “Well, I love you too!” as if it was silly to have any other response.
Aw, what a lovely visit. Gigi looks like a really sweet old lady. She’s lucky to have such a great granddaughter to reminisce with, Ginna. Love yours and J’s Christmas greeting card tacked up on the mirror there.
Yes, she does have our Christmas card up there! Ha, good memory and thanks for picking up on the detail. :)
Ginna this is so cute, warmed my heart. My own “Nana” passed away when I was in high school due to complications from alzheimer’s and I miss her terribly. You’re so sweet to take time out of your busy schedule to visit with her. And I love that her name is Gigi – that’s what my mother is going to be called as a grandmother :)
Oh wow this is such a beautiful post and the time spent with your grandma…priceless!
It’s so nice that you remember your Gran even if she doesn’t remember you. Hugs. xx
Thank you Ginna for visiting Gigi, it means more than you will ever know.
Aw, sorry about your Nana… it’s such a terrible disease and so hard to see someone go through it. I love that your mom will be called Gigi! Such a sweet grandmother’s name. :)
I confess- I do not check your blog frequently. But the Lord works in mysterious ways and obviously, I must check ones I need. (Ask J) What a wonderful day of ‘experience’ for you & Gigi! I hope that you have more – but if not, WOW – what a day of sharing. Just between you and GiGi – beyond the comprehension of this world. One you both will remember forever.