But this day also ties in perfectly with my 31 Days topic because it is the little things that I shared with her that make me miss her the most. The sticks of gum we always split. The wadded up Kleenex that was always in her pocket (that she would promptly pull out and stretch out to clean you up with). The way her rings jangled on her fingers. Her laugh. The way she never let me leave her house without cash in my pocket.
Being the only granddaughter, I was beyond spoiled. Nice clothes, shoes, and new books were drill weekend staples. An event coming up? we obviously needed to shop! And I appreciated every second of that. But I appreciated her just taking the time to go even more than what she bought.
It's a great reminder that in the end, material things really won't matter, but the time you spend with someone and how you made them feel will be all that is left. It will be what the memories are made of. It makes me focus on just "being" with BG. Making sure we laugh a lot and have inside jokes and that our time together is meaningful.
That our time together counts.
I miss my Grandma. I miss everything about her.