Earlier in December, my grammy turned 70 years old. Being the writer that I am, I wrote a poem especially for her. Enjoy!
Ever since I was a little girl
I wanted to grow up to be just like you.
From sleepovers to Lancaster to day outings,
You have always inspired me.
I always wanted to grow up to be a baker-
Open my own bakery or work at Hennings.
Only you could make the finest cakes
And I wanted to too.
Now that I have grown older
The traditions you have created inspire me too.
Your emphasis on family and the bi-monthly dinners you strive to have
Complete with food fit for a king.
The time when you helped me with a mystery dinner
Or even when you cook the recipes handed down
Or the new ones that are gluten-free.
When birthdays roll around, you pick the very best gift
And you know our likes and dislikes.
Your ears and heart are always open to a knock at your door,
Your grammy nature worries as we’re driving on the road.
But something that’s even more special is that I know
You’re always praying over me in whatever path I go.
So now you’ve turned 70, your wisdom surpasses us all.
It doesn’t mean I love you less,
It means I love you more.