It’s strange. When people told me that there were things that I would not understand about our relationship and the intensity of your feelings towards me until I became a mother I thought that they were talking the biggest load of hogwash. I was so wrong.
There is a different level of reflection and understanding now that I am a mom. I have a new appreciation for the things that you taught me, so subtly that I never even realized that I was being taught. You fostered an enthuisasm for reading and nature that is deeply ingrained.
This would have been your first birthday as a granny. Your grandson has your ears, and sometimes your colour eyes.
I guess this is part thank you note, part birthday wish.
I hope you are happy on your cloud and are visiting lots of people.