Thursday, September 16, 2010
It has become difficult, if not impossible, for me to sleep more than a couple hours at a time anymore so I'm up at this crazy hour just thinking about things. That can be dangerous sometimes, but it can also be very liberating. I've had this time to consider my blessings and they are many. One of the most rewarding blessings has been my granddaughter Gracie. She is such a beautiful little girl, inside and out. I've watched her grow through adversity that would crush the soul of most people yet she has somehow managed to grow stronger through it. She's been through the divorce of her parents, the loss of a sister to Down Syndrome and now she's going to loose her grandpa. She's only 9 but has the understanding of someone 3 times her age. She used to jump on me when she'd greet me but now she simply gives me a big hug and tells me she loves me so she won't hurt my stomach. It breaks my heart but at the same time makes me love her so much more for being so considerate and understanding, without even being told. Somehow, she just understands. I thank God daily for bringing us such a gift. I pray God will comfort her when I'm gone and give her the strength to carry on. She is my little sweetheart.