Sunday, November 24, 2013

great grandmother

I picked up a bunch of daisies at the florist and a card. I dried my tears and put on my happy face.

"Mom it's so good to see you today."
"Mumble mumble oh oh my my mommy." she says.
"Yes, it's me" I say. "I have some happy news for you."
"Mumble bluk bluk err err err hey hey"
"You're going to be a great grand mother."
She stares at me with confusion and shakes her head.
"You're going to be a great grand mother!" I bring over the picture of my son and his wife, exchanging their wedding vows on Mom's front steps. "Look here's SJ and SR, now they are going to have a baby. We are so happy."
"Mumble mumble ark, blub, no, you mumble"

We go out to the common area and sit. I cut her fingernails, we visit and we "talk".
"You? mub stu gur  you you  bup bup bup?"

After my visit I sit in my car and cry.
I have the most happy news in the whole world to share... and only the moon smiles back at me.


Anonymous said...

I will share a smile for you--and a tear. Love to you.

Tracy said...

I know. I'm sorry. Congratulations.