You know what they say: “You never fully appreciate what you have until it is gone.”
This saying has proven very true in my life, and I am learning as I go to try to appreciate what I have in the here and now. It is a lesson that I think all of us learn in this life.
Not really that long ago, my grandmother passed away. As a child, I was lucky enough to have her live close to me and I saw her at least a couple of times a year. When I grew into an adult, Grandma moved right to my city and my family and I were able to see her much more often.
Grandma was more than just a grandmother. She was an integral part of my life. She was involved with, aware, and loving of me and my children. She was smart, spunky, and bright – all the way up until the very end, so we were able to learn from her and grow through her wisdom and insights. Her physical health declined in those last few years, so she wasn’t able to do as much with us, or go to as many places, but we still saw her often. I thank the heavens above for those opportunities.
In spite of all of this interaction with Grandma, I look back now and feel that there were still things left unsaid between us. There were thoughts and feelings I had back then, and I wish I had simply said them, not held back. If I had it to do over, and I had one more day with my grandma… these are the 10 things I would want to ask or tell her: