Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Hi Sugar"

"Hi Sugar"....that's exactly how my Grammy would answer her phone. My sweet, wonderful, perfectly tiny little Grammy. She tucked neatly beneath the crook of my arm, reminding me I am tall for all the littler people of the world, that she wished she could be 5 foot 10 like me. She smelled like baby powder, lavender, line-dried sheets, and chocolate chip cookies. In the morning when I'm washing dishes and the breeze catches the curtains that once hung in her kitchen, the smell wafts over me, and I hear, "Hi Sugar".

I always miss Grammy most at Easter. This was the holiday she lived for. With all the hoopla of Thanksgiving and Christmas, Easter was a relished holiday, one of renewal, forgiveness, sacrifice, love. Christ is the sole reason behind Easter. I know this, and I am ever grateful for His loving sacrifice. But, alas, I still miss my Grammy.

I talk to her just like I talk to God. She was a God-fearing woman, a cornerstone of faith and strength. She demonstrated how grace is a woman's greatest quality; that love and kindness speak volumes when juxtaposed alongside loud and overbearing. And with each Easter, I am reminded of life's great loves--the family we cherish while we can on Earth, and the unbreakable, unmeasurable, insurmountable love of one Man.

Hold 'em close. Love 'em from miles away. And thank You for giving your Son, and for them, and the years worth of "Hi Sugar"s.

Have a most blessed Easter everyone.


Ashley said...

This is so tender. Happy Easter...and your Grammy sounds like an amazing woman! have a great holiday!

LLJ said...

What a blessing your Grammy must have been to you! I can understand why you miss her so much!


mommyx12 said...

That is awesome that you make all those natural products. I would love to know how you make deodorant. Do you have that somewhere on your blog?

Dixie Phillips said...

Oh my word, Jaclyn.... this is beautiful! My eyes are moist with tears.

I loved my grandmother, too. In fact, I have a children's book called "Apron Strings" coming out this year that is all about her.

I'm sooo thankful you took the time to write on my blog. I believe we are "kindred spirits."

I see the SON in your eyes,

blessedmom's simple home said...

Beautiful post Jacyln. Your grammy sounds like she was a very wise woman with a sweet spirit.

Thanks so much for your continued prayers for Jordan, and for adding Patrick to the list too. You are so right, they deserve so much for their service to us and our country.

mommyx12 said...

Thanks for your recipe. I look forward to making it.

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

I completely understand where you're coming from. Today is the 2 year anniversary of my Mema Kay's death and I've been talking to her all day.