Telling Grammy

My 88 year old Grammy has been feeling really depressed lately. She is staying in this shithole convalescent hospital while her new place is being built. I can't believe it hasn't been condemned yet and am so mad she has to be there. It's so bad that she doesn't even want to hold on to life anymore. I decided I would tell her about the baby today rather than wait for Christmas to cheer her up.

To surprise her I put a copy of my U/S in a gift card box and gave it to her. She just looked at it for a while asking, "what is this?"

Finally she got it and sobbed. I have never seen my grandmother cry like that. I don't even remember her crying like that when my Pompy died. She just held on to me and cried saying she had prayed and prayed for a miracle. Well it was a miracle and I was so glad to be able to tell her about it. She said that she now has a reason to hold on.

One of my biggest fears with my IF was, that if I ever had a child, that they wouldn't get to meet or know my grandmother so this was a day I had been waiting for for a long time.


JackiJaguar said...

Awwww...apparently stories of crying grandmas make me cry, too. I'm glad you were able to bring her such joy and that your day has finally come. I'm so thrilled for you. I hope grandma's new place is ready soon.

Bee said...

Chrys, that is so special! How nice to be able to share that with her, to give her something happy to think about. I know the feeling of being afraid your kids won't get to know those important to you (my Papa has Alzheimer's), so it is so great that you are able to share this with her. Congrats!

Stephanie said...

That is so sweet. I am so glad you got to share the news with her and really brighten not only her day but her life! She sounds like a very special woman, your baby will be so lucky to have such a wonderful great grandmother!