Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Picture For Great Grandpa

Abby drew a picture for her great grandpa.  She told me she wants to take it to Minnesota to give to him.  And then she started to weep.... How am I going to give it to him in that little box?  I told her she could take it out to the shop and hang it there, since that seems to be a common visiting station for many of us.  Then she really started to cry.  She cried about Great Grandma being alone.  She cried about Grandpa's stuff and people just taking it.  Finally she concluded that people could take his stuff, but only if Grandma says it's okay.  My Abby has a big heart.  And oh, the burdens she carries.


To My Great Grandpa

Love,
Abby

1 comment:

Aubrey said...

Oh Abigail, my dear sweat niece! You have so much love in that little heart of yours, it's amazing!!! We all miss Grandpa and your picture is beautiful!

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