Especially her thumbs.
She was ninety years and two generations ahead of them, but they got her genes. And I notice almost every day.
When they grasp their pencil and purse their lips in concentration, I see it. When they lean their bony elbows into my rib cage trying to close the gap and see the pictures, I notice.
The same thumbs that used to rub my back to help me fall asleep on Thursday nights when Mom was at her prayer meeting. The same hands that would conceal her cards when we played Kings in the Corner at the octagonal table in her condo. The hands that used to scoop up warm spoonfuls of pink applesauce into my bowl at Thanksgiving.
Those hands are much smaller now, and get grubby often, smearing sticky stuff all over my dining room table. They lifts spoons to mouths that won’t stop talking, even full of store-bought applesauce.
The hands that were my grandma’s live on today, and they’re tucked up under chins and sleeping upstairs.
This post was written in five minutes on the prompt “Hands.” Join in Five-Minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo Baker’s by clicking here.
Oh…Oh… Oh… How much do I love this!!! Thank you for sharing this little piece of you!
This is beautiful, Kate! What a sweet tribute to love and to traits shared across generations. Lovely!
So sweet! And beautiful words, friend!
What a wonderful reminder to have with you always!
Beautiful. 🙂 Blessings to you!
Oh, this is just beautiful! Love it!
It’s so interesting to see what traits are carried on. I see so much of my dad in my oldest son. And so much of myself as well. Love how all the memories from past and present are there.
What an awesome way to honor your grandma! I feel like I know her just a little from reading this.
This is beautiful Kate. A beautiful tribute to love and hand of generations.
Sweet, wonderful words!
Precious tribute this morning.
Second one to make me cry !
Oh my goodness! I love this so much! I love the legacy here and the inheritance… it just stirs me up! So glad I stopped by! (I also read your post linked up over at Incourage and am praying for you!)
Beautiful post! I love those moments when my grandparents show up in my kiddos! Love it!
What a beautiful memory and legacy…
Beautiful post! Beautiful memories!
Oh the memories! Thank you for writing today! I’m visiting from the FMF community.
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This is my first FMF, and I’m so enjoying reading everyone’s posts. Very beautiful!