What you meant to me
You always believed the best in me, even when I only saw the worst in myself.
You have always encouraged us to strive higher, to believe truer, to stand firmer.
You showered me with kisses during times of secret pain.
You gave and always give of yourself and I have never, can never give enough back.
Because you were beautiful in your unconditional love for me,
in your forgiveness of others,
in sharing your love to live.
Because you delighted in me with constant joy
with singing silly songs
with carrying us along
With you through your stories
And the courage they invoke
To the deepest dreams of my heart, so often I have not spoke
To tell you what you meant to me.
No wrappings or trinkets or ribbons could measure,
Could ever tell you enough.
That you never allowed me complacency, you made me strive so close
To never ever give up,
To love God, love life, love
Love! Oh Grandma, I can never tell you enough
How each hug and kiss has soothed me, when everything else is changed.
You were constant and remain,