The relationship I grew to have with my grandma was one of the best things that could ever happen in my life.
Before my grandpa died it was me and him. We liked to call ourselves “2 of a kind.” When he passed away in 2005, it felt like a part of me died as well. Even though he was my grandpa, he was the father figure I never had and I cherished that.
I wanted to give up on everything, give up on my relationship with my family. I felt I didn’t have anything left until God spoke to me and said, “You still have your grandma.” “Make every day count. Build your relationship with her.” I did just that. On the day of my grandpa’s death, I promised God that I will not just build my relationship with her but I’ll love her even more, make sure to take care of her, and whatever she needs I’ll always be there to provide it. I wanted to make it apparent that every moment we would spend together was to be spent like it was our last.
She’s the only grandparent I have left and I want to make our time worth wild. I want to make sure there aren’t any regrets.
If I’m working on content, I put it to the side to talk with her because every conversation matters. Every conversation is important and means the world to me.
I don’t ever want her or myself to leave this world with should’ve, could’ve, would’ve. Today, right now is relevant.
Now we talk about everything and that’s the best thing about our relationship.
If you still have a parent(s), guardian(s), grandparent(s), please take the time to cherish their lives while they’re still here because you never know what tomorrow brings. Don’t say you wish you could’ve had more time when the time is now. Take advantage of it while it’s given to you.
My grandma just celebrated another milestone of turning the BIG 80 in December and I pray she continues to live as long as God has her on this earth. Until then, I’m grateful for every moment.