Saturday, May 25, 2013

Day 25 {Something Someone Told Me That I Will Never Forget}

It wasn't that long ago, I had a conversation with my Dad and he said these words.  "You are a lot like your Grammy".  WOW!!

I couldn't believe my ears.  To you, those words sound like normal everyday words, but to me, they  were earth shattering.  And I felt so unworthy.

I am unworthy.  And I don't feel like I can claim such a statement.  My Dad was way too kind because he loves me since I am his little girl.  {grin} 

Because you see, my Grandma, who we called Grammy was the SWEETEST most unselfish person I have ever known.  Seriously.  She was a saint in every way. 

Grammy was always cheerful and helpful.  Every time we went to see her, I remember seeing her mopping the floor.  The smell was a strong scent of Pine Sol, one of the reasons I still love that smell. 

She cooked a lot and cleaned a lot and entertained a lot.  She was loved by everyone.  She always put everyone first.  I never saw unselfishness in anything she did.  She was an angel. 

That is not me.  I am so far from being there, even though I long to be like her.  I am so selfish sometimes, and I am not always cheerful and helpful.  I try to be but I fail all of the time. 

Grammy didn't.  At least that anyone ever saw.  She was the most wonderful person I have ever known.  I miss her more than words can say.

So Dad's words have put a new perspective in my life.  Though I know I am totally unworthy of them, I am inspired by them.  I want to be like Grammy now.  I will strive to be like her.  And if I can even hope to be even a tiny bit like her, I will try my best to live up to her reputation. 

Thanks Dad.  You were so nice to say so, but no one can really live up to being like Grammy.  Except for maybe you.  You, Dad, remind me a lot of her actually.

I am linking up at Story of my Life for Blog Every Day in May.  

2 comments:

Cyndy Newsome said...

This is a beautiful post.
I think it's a wonderful thing to strive for!

Christina @ The Murrayed Life said...

Who knows. Maybe someone had told her similar words and she strived to be the same. Sometimes it just takes time to get there fully. Time and experience.

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