Knew to hold tears in place like
A wedding bouquet to a bride
Aunt had died
Her shell was to be buried
She was grandma’s baby
That I knew…
My eyes “wanted” to see grandma’s tears
I wanted to cry with grandma
I wanted to share grandma’s pain
At least one more time
I knew grandma was shattered
By the blank look she wore
I knew she was crying
Letting go of her baby
Grandma’s tears were lost
Grandma just looked on…
Grandma had buried many shells
Of her babies
Grandma had cried rivers over the years;
Cried for babies and their babies
Grandma had wept for seasons
The tears I searched for in grandma’s eyes
I didn’t see
They didn’t roll down her cheeks
Nor linger in her face
They sat in her heart
That I knew!
Grandmas tears sat still in her heart
Like a patched wound.
17 thoughts on “Grandma’s tears.”
So beautifully sad. You paint a vivid picture with your words.
Thank you very much 🙏. That was my grandma. It always hurt to see her hurt so deep but yet I didn’t know how to share her pain.
I love this. Reminded me of my grandma whose tears eventually dried up.
Thank you very much. Grandma’s tears did dry up too after many seasons. I now know for a fact that with age comes understanding and perseverance. ❤
It’s what keeps me going along with God’s direction.
God’s direction most definitely is what keeps all of us going through all seasons of life.🌹
Death is the greatest evil.
Death never loses it’s sting!
“Grandmas tears sat still in her heart
Like a patched wound.”
That just about covers it, dear. Lovely.
Thank you very much Miss Kitsy🙏.
Beautiful description of a stoic grief
Thank you very much Sir 🙏🙏
Thank you Kristiana I appreciate you stopping by.🙏🙏
This makes me think of my own grandmother who had so much loss. She buried several siblings, her dad, her husband, and a very beloved nephew when he was just 19. This was just a small list of the many funerals we did. She taught me so much about strength. I believe I got my not crying at funerals from her. I love and miss her. The Lord is her refuge, and she is now with those she lost. ❤ Praying for you! God loves you! And your grandmother.
Thank you very much. My grandma actually passed on two years ago after crying over many of her babies and grandbabies. I am thankful to God for having given her the strength to keep trusting His sovereignty through those long seasons of pain for her. I know that she is finally fully at rest.
Praise the Lord she has her rest…. and is with her babies and grandbabies.