One of the reasons I went to Hawaii last week was to celebrate my grandma's 84th birthday. I was busy working on Oahu when they actually had her party, but we did get to spend a few days with her before I left. She doesn't remember me now. We've seen this coming for sometime now, but this trip I saw the most drastic changes.
When I was younger I used to spend summers with my grandparents. My family owned a restaurant in the harbor town of Kawaihae and we would come out to spend a non-relaxing summer in Hawaii working, sweating, and NOT going to the beach. Hey...it built character, and I got to know my family. I loved those summers.
She sat next to me the other day and asked me if that boy..(Nick) was my boyfriend. I told her that, that handsome man was my husband, and she thought it was a good idea we got married since we had the baby (Golden). She asked me what my last name was, where I was from and what my kids racial backgrounds were. She is so sweet and so forgetful. She made me laugh, and made me want to cry a little. I think she's beautiful. She is like a little girl now, and so it goes from cradle to cane. We love you grandma.