11.24.2007

Understanding

I'm so blessed to still have three of my four grandparents in my life. At 27 years old, I know it's quite rare. I love them all so much and get a kick out of seeing them whenever I hit Mayberry.

My Grandma T., though, continues to get more senile everytime I see her. On Thanksgiving, it seemed even worse. From not hearing a word that was said to making up her own versions of stories to going on racist tirades, I found it very difficult to remain in my seat.

Frankly, it scared me. Both in the way that she's changing every day and in the way that I couldn't be more understanding. I don't want to remember feeling this way around her. She deserves more from me.

She is, after all, Granny Goodrich. :)

* She ALWAYS has lifesavers in her purse for us. ALWAYS.

2 comments:

TLC said...

you know, i totally understand where you're coming from. my grandmother (who will be 80 in a few weeks) is slowly fading too. she can't hear even w/ her hearing aids, she had surgery in august and has yet to fully recover and she is becoming very difficult to deal with. and i too feel bad about not being more understanding...

....it really sucks, basically..because you want them to be how they were when you were a kid.

Two/Dos Pretzels said...

I am nodding in agreement.

Watching that slow deterioration is truly one of life's saddest moments... Sorry for that.