My Grandmother died today.
My Grandfather died in the middle of September, just about four months ago.
Amidst all of the sorrow that usually accompanies an event like this, I find myself feeling grateful for the 29 years of my life that I was able to spend with my Grandparents.
When we visited my Grampa in the hospital before he died, people were saying things like "If only we had spent more time with him." And to be honest with you, I think that they will be saying the same things at my Gram's funeral.
Why live your life that way? If there is ANYTHING that I have learned in three decades on this earth, it is that time is something that you can never replace. If you don't spend the time you have with the people you love NOW, you will never get that chance back!!
I am GRATEFUL for the time that I chose to spend with my Grandparents instead of doing something else!
I am GLAD that I got to know two such WONDERFUL people in my life!
I hope that someday someone will feel about me the way that I feel about my Grandparents.
See you in 80 years, Grampa and Gram. Tell Jesus I said hi. Thanks for the memories.