First and foremost, happy Easter! I am so excited to have been present for the celebration of the Lord's resurrection. I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends and in the Lord's presence.
Okay, so this will be a very short post since it's almost 2:30 am, and my eyes of crying out for sleep. :P
I love my grandmother...to pieces. There are days when I call her and all we do is argue, disagree on random topics, and I end up hanging up all flustered and upset. However, there are also days when I just never want to hang up the phone because there is just so much to talk about. See, my grandmother and I have a special relationship, a bond of sorts, that not only lets us be related by blood, but it lets us be best friends. My grandmother is one of my best friends because of everything we fight about and everything we laugh about. I am so blessed to have such a great friend in my life.
Today (technically yesterday) I called her after work and we talked for nearly an hour. We talked about things like my relationship with Thomas and how that is going and if it's going anywhere (I sure hope so). We also talked about work and all the people I meet on a daily basis. She loves to tell me stories about the time she worked at what she calls a "Chinese factory." There are so many stories that I wish I could just record before I forget a lot of them. Then, we talk about the Church and different prayers and saints and who our favorite saints are and why. We talk about Natural Family Planning, how she handled having a kid every year for almost eighteen years. We talk about our bodies and how they've changed over the years. We talk about my mom and the what-ifs of her life. Every now and then we talk about the places she's traveled to, like Jerusalem or Spain or Italy and all the things she saw.
There are never enough stories to tell, and I love it because she makes me feel like I'm right there with her drinking a cup of lemon-ginger tea on a Saturday morning watching as her lilies blossom in the front yard. I love this friendship I am blessed with, and I love my Lord for blessing me with such a best friend and grandmother.