A tribute to my Gramma on her 86th Birthday

Most of us spend our lives looking for that one special someone that makes every boo-boo better, takes all of our cares away with just a few words, and makes us feel like the most special soul that God ever gave breath to. Today is the birthday of the person who gave me that amazing gift of unconditional love.

Spending some quiet time at the cemetary, knowing that I am being looked after and cared for by the most amazing soul I've ever known.

My grandmother was a remarkable woman, and I’m not the only one who was lucky enough to receive the gift of her incredible heart.  She was adored by all of us. Her love wasn’t always gentle.  Sometimes she gave us ‘tough love,’ and it was certainly needed from time to time. She could be called a caretaker,  and a fighter, but of all the words that could capture her essence, I’d say the word ‘Mother’ says it all.  She guarded her family and friends with the fierceness of a Lioness. She fed everyone that came through her door, and her home was always filled with laughter, storytelling and caring.

There isn’t a day that goes by since she’s went back ‘Home’ that she doesn’t cross my mind, and that’s a lot of days.  She lost her battle with cancer at the tender age of 57.  I was only 8. Today she would have been 86. In just another couple of months I’ll be 37.

When I was younger, I used to wonder what my life would have been like if she had been able to stay with us, here on Earth. But then I remember that she never left us.  Her ways, her personality and her love live on in all of us that knew and loved her.  She lives on whenever one of us tells a story about her or does something exactly the way she used to.

We miss you, Gramma, and you are impossible to forget.  Happy Birthday from all of us who loved you…. and we are many!

Love never dies.

If you’d like to read more about how my spiritual journey began, and why my Gramma is such a big part of that journey, you can find out more by reading this post: “Where It All Began.” 


~ by healingstarspirit on February 19, 2012.

One Response to “A tribute to my Gramma on her 86th Birthday”

  1. Wow, you hit the nail right on the head! I think of my precious aunt so very much and I know that, even as I am writing this, that she is still with us and VERY proud of you. You are very lucky to have such an adoring gramma. She made us all feel special.


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