Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Bestest Friend

My special woman
My bestest friend
we'll be together till the end
My life is what you've shared with me
through happiness and misery
you held me when I was a babe
you held me yesterday as well
your arms, now the width of a garden hose,
trying to hug me close with what little strength you could muster...
it is my time to comfort you
to try to help you through
a couple of weeks ago when we celebrated your 100th birthday,
you were spry and full of life
you went home that evening and cooked your own meal, like you always do...
such a short time ago and yet.....
today you are a slight shadow of what you were.....just the other day
another lifetime ago
where did it go?
where will I find you Grandma, when you are gone?
I don't know if I can survive without hearing your voice on the phone everyday
I don't know if I want to live without you
who will I giggle and drink gin with...
who Grandma?
this world will be such a lonely place
not like it use to was
no, not like it use to was at all.

Oh Grandma, please don't go!


  1. This is a wonderful post! Very touching ...

  2. This made me cry... missing my own grandmother who I lost last year. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thank you Spanky.

    ...and thank you for reading, Avachild.

  4. Oh this made me cry buckets. I just lost both my grandparents this Spring only 5 weeks apart. It is so hard to let go of those who have been there our entire lives, and who love us so much. Hugs to you Charli.

  5. Ah...I am so sorry Mimi...that must have been very difficult for you.

    Hug back.