Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Question from Audrey!

If you could go back and re-live one day in your life... which one would it be?

This question was from a reader, Audrey whom I've known since I was in 5th grade. I haven't responded to this question since she posted it because... well I have been stuck on what day I would relive. To be honest I'm not even sure how or what to answer.

Obviously (well maybe not) there could be SOOOO many choices. The day my children were born, the day I got married. I mean honestly how do you answer such a question? But as I sat here something came to mind, my grandfather. My grandpa passed away when I just found out that I was pregnant with Jared. Since that day I have truly and utterly missed my grandpa. It's not like we were "close", but he was someone that I obviously loved.

So that answer to your question Audrey is this...

I was living in Spokane (not that long) and I received a call from a friend that someone I had known passed away. I decided then that I was going to make the trip over to my hometown to go to the funeral. I made arrangements to stay with my grandma and grandpa. I think that I stayed there for a week. I mostly just hung out with my friends and went to the funeral and such. I also made a trip with a few friends to Dirt Cup (one of the funnest times I've had). The day or 2 before I left back to Spokane I remember sitting on the couch with my grandparents, 1 on either side of me just watching tv. Although nothing significant happened any of those days I just remember feeling such peace sitting next to them. The older my grandpa got the more love he carried with him. I should mention also that at this point he was very sick, it was maybe 4 months or so before he passed away.

And that was the last time I saw my grandpa "coherent"... the next time I saw him was to say goodbye and tell him that it was ok for him to go to heaven.

So I would re-live the day sitting on my grand-parents couch and just savor that moment, not knowing then that it would be one of the last times I would ever get to sit with him again!


Audrey said...

Good choice j,... I hope you get more questions!