There are times I forget the sound of my grandmother’s voice. She has only been gone for four years, but I am afraid if I don’t hold on tightly I will forget completely. I often long to sit in her room with the smell of a burning fire, the music of her canary filling the air, and listening to her tell a story.
I am at a time in my life I want to ask her questions. I want her advice on how to be a good wife. I want to ask her how to raise children. I want to ask her how to handle arguments with Corey. I do know, whatever her answers would have been, my grandmother, Ruth Bell Graham, always had a sense of humor with her bits of wisdom.
And I am a lucky daughter, that she passed that sense of humor and wisdom down to my mother. And I pray one day I will pass their sense of humor and wisdom down to my children.
Instead of sitting next to her bed and asking her questions, I am able to watch the wonderful memories on video. In the memory of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share with you an interview with my grandmother about raising children.
Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom, Mama Jane, Tai-Tai. I have been a blessed woman.
What are some memories that you are reminded of on Mother’s Day?