In Grandma’s Words


While the last week has been filled with emotions ranging from laughter to tears, I’ve had one thing to keep me grounded through it all. More than three years before my grandma died, she wrote a poem to my sister and I to remind us of how her passing is not necessarily an end. I am so thankful to her for writing these words . . .

And so my dears
my time is near

Please no tears
and have no fear

I know where I’ll be
you will be, too

In the meantime
we’ll rely on memories
We have many of them
and I know they’ll pop up

I hate to go
I love you so
Remember me,
I’ll come to you
Just stay aware
for I’ll be there
Listen with your heart

Sunbeams in a Wisconsin Sky Photo by: c.b.w. 2005

Sunbeams in a Wisconsin Sky
Photo by: c.b.w. 2005

– – –

Today we say goodbye to Grandma, but not really. She said she’d always be around and I believe her.

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c.b.w. 2012


36 thoughts on “In Grandma’s Words

  1. Mary Jaros

    Sorry for your loss – I know there is a huge hole in your heart right now, but your many great memories will get you through it. Stay strong – I know you will.


  2. To think she wrote that to you and your sister two years before she died! She must have been the kind of person who is always thinking of and giving to others … lovely, caring words.


  3. Such a lovely poem, CB. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how you are feeling, my grandmother also passed away recently. She was 91 and had a good life, and gave my sister and I so many wonderful memories. My heart and prayers are with you!


  4. What a lovely way to remember your grandmother and now I see where you get your talent for poetry. Both my grandmothers have been gone for more than a decade, but they are still dear to me. A friend of mine says, if you they come to you in a dream that you remember, then they have paid you a visit in spirit. May you dream of your Grandma often. πŸ™‚

    (PS. I don’t mean to seem crass at this sad time, but I had popped over here to nominate you for the Blogger of the year Award.)


    • It’s nice to hear the memories won’t fade. I thought of her a lot when she was still alive and I plan on keeping the tradition going even though she’s gone. πŸ™‚

      (Not crass at all! In fact, it totally makes my day! Thank you!)


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