Saturday, June 11, 2016

Grandma - Celebrate #13

Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week. 

Today I celebrate my grandma.  I am 51 years old and lucky to still have my grandma in my life.  She will turn 91 in just a few weeks.  Tonight I sit with her and watch her sleep, understanding that the mind is such a fragile thing.  And I write these words which are on my heart.


day by day
pieces of her 
leave unexpectedly
without saying goodbye

words escape her
so we sit together
and enjoy 
a silent conversation

memories are mere moments 
of another person's life
one she doesn't remember

a moment of hope
a sparkle in her eye
she knows me
if for only for a short while
and I smile
and say
I love you, 


Have a great week, and may you find many celebrations along the way.


  1. This is touching, Leigh Anne=>words escape her/so we sit together/and enjoy/a silent conversation. This is a lovely tribute to your grandmother.

  2. Oh Leigh Anne, this is so very true and your words are wonderful. I think, if you don't mind, I am going to print this out and post at the nursing home to share with others.

  3. What a beautiful poem to celebrate a dear person in your life. When I was in high school, I used to visit my grandmother in the nursing home. Sometimes she knew me, sometimes she thought I was my mother, but always I loved the time we had together! Those silent conversations are a blessing too. So much love penned in your lines!

  4. Watching someone so special slip away is difficult. What a lovely poem you have written to honor a special woman in your life.

  5. You are wise to recognize those moments. Enjoy them. Make them a part of your memories and you.

  6. Wow. I'm 51 as well, but my grandmother would be 122-- 100 years older than my daughter! My mother is 82, and it's just painful to watch her not be herself. More info about the 48 HBC at