Monday, December 17

i'd rather be


If I could be anywhere in the whole wide world today, it would be picking strawberries under the Arizoney sun with the lady who owns this lovely set of hands. She doesn't agree with me on how wonderful they are. To me, hers have all the markings of wisdom and work and strong will, but retain the image of a true lady. (Oh, those rings.) I will be a happy woman if my little mitts end up looking so perfectly used and useful as hers do.

Or maybe, since we're pretending, if I could be anywhere, I would have those hands wrapped around me. Or better yet, mine around her. I love you, Grandma. I can say with absolute confidence that there is no one in the world quite like you. But Spikey comes closest.

*Just a friendly reminder to remember to call your grandma. Usually, it's exactly what you didn't know you needed.

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10 comments:

Tiffany said...

Beautiful hands. Beautiful post. I love the rings.

alyson. said...

love this.

makes me miss my cute little grandma in Florida. :)

Joslyn said...

stunning...i can only dream of one day having hands like these!

laceyJ. said...

This is so very sweet. Makes me miss my grandma so very much. What a sweet photo, too.

Catherine said...

oh such a lovely post and photograph, grandmothers are such amazing people.

jamieanne said...

This makes me cry. I love and long to be with those weathered and purposeful yet always sparkly and beautiful hands.

aimee heff said...

lines of wisdom and experience.

my, how time passes so quickly.

brooke romney said...

I love this post. I love the worn look that comes with a life well used. I hope I still feel like that when they are my hands!

Dansie Family said...

thanks for the post. we just attended my 93 year old grandma's funeral yesterday. grandmas are wonderful and sweet. i am glad that i will always have some great memories of mine and i am glad that i got to spend my birthday by her bed side, her frail, yet beautiful hand enveloped in my own.

Joanna Goddard said...

she has beautiful hands. what sweet strawberries and gorgeous rings!