One moment she lays watching his innocence glow across his soft little cheeks as he nestles closely beside her and falls quickly asleep. She has lost so much more than she has gained in this life As her body has grown weak and sickness overtakes her yet her will to go on still fights within her. Once it was pills she took to keep her going or so she thought not knowing it was the pills that was killing her Thoughts of giving up the fight often entered her tired soul as she fought through her pain often times she wondered where she gained her strength and will to fight. She held on to hope for the ones that had left her as thoughts of them returning were fading away That little boy that lay nestled beside her and the man that she loves was the medicine she needed to fight for one more day. Just as the others had gone now so did he Now she lays all alone , no more bedtime prayers or supper at the table No more knowing he’s sneaking behind me with a smile on his face thinking I can’t see him rushing to my bed to sleep. He has no clue how much he means to me and how that precious little boy has kept his mawmaw alive just knowing she was with him almost every day.
My grandson was my medicine to get through my days. Now I don’t get to see him because his mom moved away.