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The Last Hug

I said, "Say good-bye to grandma,"
and in my stomach, I felt a knot...
"and give her a very special hug
that shows you love her a lot."

I reminded her, "be gentle...
she isn't feeling well today,"
and I let them have their moment
as I slowly backed away.

She welcomed my child's embrace;
her weakened arms held open wide.
I had to walk in the other room
and it was there, I knelt and cried.

I knew we were sharing the same fear
as reality began to unfurl;
we both knew this could be the last time
that she would hold my little girl.

There was something different in this hug;
as if my young daughter had a sense,
of the importance of that moment
and its true significance.

In my mind, there is a memory;
an image unlike any other
of watching my daughter share this love
with her daddy's gracious mother.

I wondered how she understood
the special reasons why,
as she laid her head on grandmas shoulder
and precious minutes passed us by.

Thinking back now, I remember
those feelings when we had to leave...
because indeed, that was the last hug
from her, my daughter would receive.

And although she's gone, she's not forgotten,
for I see within my child...
the warmth and love that we all felt
every time that woman smiled.

We all must face the inevitable,
but I cant help but wish it so,
that she was still a part of my child's life,
and still here to watch her grow.

But I will speak of her special ways
and make my daughter understand
that in the word "grandmother,"
she exemplified the "grand."

So every time you leave a loved one,
remember the present becomes the past,
and make that hug a special one...
for it could be the very last.

Auther Unknown

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I Need Your Love
A Thank You Rose to MY Friends!!
Gardening Gods Way
Burpee Seeds And Plants
Audubon Online -- National Audubon Society
The Story of the Colors
Windowbox.comô - Growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs in any container
GardenGuides - Come Garden With Us
Gardening advice and online plant shopping from iVillage.com Garden chan
Tree Birds
Flowers That Never Fade
AllAboutLawns.com Office Front Page
Bayer Advanced - Lawn
Walking In The Garden
Important Things
Unfolding The Rose
A Walk Amongst The Roses
Home Grown Love - Unique Floral Creations


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