Friday, February 27, 2015

Visiting Loved Ones - Five Minute Friday


Five Minute Friday!  As hostess Kate Motaung describes it in her post for today,
"We write.  Free and fast, in five minutes flat."
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As you've probably deduced, the prompt for today is Visit.

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My grandmother.  One of my most-loved family members.  I remember spending a lot of time with her when I was growing up.  My sister and I spent many weekend nights at her house.  We'd visit--still in our church clothes--every Sunday afternoon.  Somewhere there's a picture of me, wearing my favorite dress and sitting on the brick edge of the porch in what I didn't realize was an immodest pose.  (I was about ten years old.)

But kids grow up and move away and have their own lives.  We now live about a 45-minute drive from my grandmother.  I miss seeing her regularly, but our Saturdays are always busy and our Sundays are for going to church and resting. It's a weak excuse, I know.

Lately I've had an extra draw to see her.  It's going to take most of a weekday and some extra effort, but she's so worth it.  I want to tell her just how precious she is to me.  I want to see her smile.  I want to share our hearts.

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Wow, that five minutes went fast!  Have a great weekend, and I hope to see you next Friday!

10 comments :

  1. Such a sweet memory and sentiment you shared. Intentional visiting is so very difficult when you have your own family.
    Cheers,
    Leah

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  2. Melissa, if I were your grandmother I would be chomping at the bit to have you visit. You post made me want to visit some loved ones soon. Thanks for sharing today.

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  3. Visit her! I wish I would have visited my grandparents more when they were still alive, and I love the fact that our daughters carve out time to visit their grandparents--even though they don't live close.

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  4. Yes, do go and visit, it will be good for you, and she would love it!

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  5. I know what you mean... I live about 3.5 hours from my grandparents, I try to see them when I go home, but life is crazy busy. (sad excuse, I know!)

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  6. Lovely memories. I really didn't know my grandmothers, they passed on when I was real little, so I got to know my aunts real well. Love those ladies so much!!

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  7. I wish mine was still here to visit with. Don't miss out on the opportunity.

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    1. I hope you visit your grandmother. I miss visiting my grandmother. When we move to New Jersey from Illinois, we made so many excuses not to visit her in Brooklyn, New York. AsA child and even up to my college years, my fist to visit my grandmother often. My siblings and I would stay a week or two in the summer time with her and spent precious moments in New York City. I wish my childrenspent more time with her great grandmother. At least they sore her at my mothers house and she has came to my house to visit with my parents.
      So I hopespent more time with her great grandmother. At least they sore her at my mothers house and she has came to my house to visit with my parents. She passed away in the same apartment that she was moved to after urban renewal.

      I miss seeing and talking to her. Boy! Did she love Jesus!

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  8. We we were young we visit my grandmother in Brooklyn NY. We had fun times having a change from suburban life to urban life and special moments shopping in Macy's at Herald Square or seeing movies/shows at Radio City Music Hall. Even when I was in college, I would see her at the end of my summer break. I would even visit my other 2 great aunts who lived near her. Unfortunately after I was married in Nj, we made to many excuses not to visit her more often. At least my children did see herwhen she was at my parents home or if my parents brought her to my home. So don't miss out on this opportunity. It is precious!

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