May Blog Challenge

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I miss you

Day 12 - What do you miss?

I have written many a post on this.  The number one person I miss the most is my Grandma Dale.  She died 17 years ago next Saturday.  I spent a few years living with my grandma, on and off.  I spent a lot of time with her when I wasn't living with her.  She was always my "safe place".  When I needed someone to listen or talk with, she was always there.  Her phone number was the first phone number I memorized.  I still remember it to this day.  Today I was over at my mother-in-laws and the Golden Girls theme song came on and I was instantly taken back to my childhood watching that show with my grandma.  I really wish she could be here to see my daughter.  At Christmas time, my other grandma gave my mom a cookbook put out by her church.  Both my mom and dad are from a small town (lived next door to each other for a long time) and so they all went to the same church.  In the cookbook was a recipe from a long time ago from my grandma.  I instantly burst into tears.  My mom got me the cookbook for my birthday.  I also have my grandma's table that I love dearly.  I miss her, but especially today being Mother's Day.

Another person I miss is my Father-In-Law.  He passed away 10 years ago.  My husband was very close to his dad.  That, in turn, made me very close with my FIL.  He was so funny, caring, giving, and wonderful.  Yes, we butted heads a couple of times; but I have a deep respect for him.  My husband is a caring, loving, full of integrity, and overall wonderful father and man because of his dad.  My daughter was just two (almost 3) when her grandpa passed away.  We were lucky he got two years with her.  He loved her sooo very much.  They would play marbles and Elexis would shoot them under the couch and he would fake get angry at her just to make her laugh.  He would also play the guitar for her and she would put the pick in the little hole and he would fake get angry at her just to hear her laugh.  We have it on video, one that we will cherish forever.  He would have been an awesome grandpa to our princess.  He loved her a lot.

I miss my other grandparents too.  My Granny Shirley.  She gave me my love for sewing and quilting.  She made some awesome quilts.  She made one for each of us grandchildren and, before she passed away, her great grandchildren.  My daughter's has cats that she pieced together.  I am so lucky to have something handmade by her.  She always called me Chrissy D and I still have the letter she wrote to me on my graduation.  She also caught my wedding bouquet and kept it.  My mom gave it back to me after  my granny passed away.

I miss childhood.  I miss no worries except what was for dinner or when could I go to a friend's house.

I miss low gas and grocery prices.  Stuff is too expensive!

With all that I now to my blessings today.  Today is Mother's Day.  I am thankful I still have my mom to celebrate with.  I drove an hour to her house to surprise her today (she rarely leaves the house on weekends because she has a long commute during the weekday) and she was gone!  No worries though, I met up with her and my dad on the road.  They went to buy tomato plants.  I am also thankful for the other moms in my life.  My wonderful step-mom and mother-in-law.  I am so blessed to have them in my life.  Saving the best for last, the awesome person that made me "mom".  Words cannot describe how much love I have for my "little" girl.  I got a great card with the sweetest handwritten message in it.  She also got me a cupcake pandora charm for my bracelet.  She knows my love of baking.  My favorite part of the day, she got in the kitchen with me this morning to make biscuit donuts.  Her first time ever having them.  We had such a good time.  I always look forward to spending time in the kitchen with her.

I wish all of my sweet mommy friends out there a "Happy Mother's Day".  I hope your day was filled with many blessings.

Find out what other's miss at Story of my life.


  1. This is the most beautiful post I have read today. You are one lucky girl to have the love of so many grandparents. And your daughter is the most lucky of all. I am glad that your day was so perfect! Happy Mother's Day friend!

    1. Happy Mother's Day to you too, my friend. Thank you for the sweet words. I am a lucky girl. My daughter and my mom have a wonderful relationship as well. You have taken in your grandchildren to live with you, and they will remember these times too. You are such a blessing.

  2. Awww so sweet, I can really relate to you missing your grandma, I remember my etch a sketch broke and I was so upset, and then one day I found one hiding in my grandma's drawer while I was snooping around, she had bought me one and was waiting to surprise me with it, sniff sniff.

    1. Girls have special bonds with their grandmas. What a sweet surprise.

  3. Your relationship with your grandmother mirrored mine. I do miss her... and there are songs, even still, that I can't listen to without bursting into tears.

    My birthday falls around Christmas (12/20)... and when my mom and dad were first married, my grandmother gave my mom a HUGE ceramic Christmas tree that was wired and had bulbs in it so it glowed when you turned it on. I remember when my mom gave me my birthday present one year... I opened this HUUUUGE BOX and saw that inside... and BURST into tears. That was probably the BEST gift I've ever received.

  4. I love the beautiful piece you wrote about your Grandma, the words radiate your love for her as well as your respect for your Father-in-law. Happy Mother's Day! Hope you had a wonderful one.


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