One Last Walk With Grandma

Walk With Me

Come walk with me one last time; take me by the hand,

Let both your feet sink deep into the sand.

Listen to the ocean waves roll in with the tide,

Watch the blazing sunset as you stand close by my side.

Hear the seagulls cry out, telling us goodnight.

They’ll be back tomorrow with the early morning light.

Come walk with me one last time, but please don’t cry.

I’m not leaving you; this is not a goodbye.

I’m just going ahead to help prepare your place above.

We will see each other once again, because we’ve shared this love.

 

It’s been nearly 6 years since my grandma left this world to join her loved ones in the next.  I had the honor of sharing my favorite memories of her at the memorial service.  I wrote this poem to conclude my time of sharing. 

The inspiration came from a vacation I took with Grandma the summer of my 19th birthday.  We visited her home town of Rockport, Texas, which is a coastal town.  Ever since then, I can’t picture Grandma without the ocean.  She loved walking along the beach barefoot, watching the sun as it dipped behind the rolling waves.

As I considered how to best honor my grandma during her service, all I could think of was walking along the beach with her one last time.  This is the result of that longing…

 

 

7 thoughts on “One Last Walk With Grandma

  1. A lovely tribute Heather, I think your grandma is still gently holding your hand, walking with you on the warm sand…

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you. I like to think so. I feel her presence often.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yes, that feeling of presence is a wonderful emotion, I often feel my dear Carole beside me xx

        Liked by 2 people

  2. Wow, what an incredible piece. This hits me particularly hard today, thank you so much for bringing it to my attention.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Aww, I’m sorry it hit you so hard! But thank you for your kind words. It was a difficult piece to write, especially at the time, but it completely encapsulates my memories of my grandma…

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Don’t be sorry, it was a wonderfully placed hit 💙

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close