Happy birthday Grandma

 

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Today is a very special day.  Today is the 82nd birthday of Coco’s favorite person (sorry mom, for calling out your age but you are a wonder of nature and we admire you so).  Coco call Grandma her “SOUL MATE.”  And one of the first phrases she ever spelled, just over a year ago, was “I ADORE HER,” in reference to Grandma.  This is Coco’s birthday poem for her beloved Grandma…

AT A BEND IN THE ROAD

AT A BEND IN THE ROAD

YOU GESTURED ME TO FOLLOW

YOU JARRED MY MEMORY

AND BROUGHT ME BACK

YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE

FROM THE BEGINNING OF TIME

HERE ALL ALONG

AND HERE FOREVER MORE

THE ROAD IS LONG

AND WE WALK IT TOGETHER

YOU ARE MY TOUCHSTONE

YOU ARE MY HEART

 

As a little birthday bonus, here’s the one she wrote last year too…

 

I HAD A DREAM

A CARING GRANDMOTHER

DEEMED HEIR TO A MESS OF LOVE

EVER BEAUTIFUL

EVER VITAL

SOME IDEAS OF SENIORITY

INCLUDE AGIST NOTIONS OF VEINED AND TIRED CRONES

BUT NOT YOU

I HAVE THE QUEEN OF ALL GRANDMAS

 

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One Response to Happy birthday Grandma

  1. Kathleen Dehler says:

    My eyes are filled with tears. Barbara is so wonderful. I can still picture her bringing Coco to ECC every day and leaving her in my hands for a few hours. I was so thrilled to have her for that short a time, I can only imagine how Barbara felt having her . Happy Birthday Grandma!

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