I have learnt to appreciate a LOT with my weekend at my Grans.
Anyway, apart from that and after the horrible first day. The next few days were alright. Mainly because, and I don’t know why we didn’t think of it before. We wrote notes to my Gran, letting her know where I was sleeping, the dates that I’m here too and the days and dates that my Aunt and my Mum were going to be here too.
I felt HORRIBLE that first day, and I think that I upset the routine, and I never truly recovered from that day, for the rest of the week. My stomach hurt the whole time, which is a tad annoying when your family lives near a beach town. I had all these plans, and they went “poof”.
However, I LEARNT a lot.
My Gran was probably the most influential person in my life, I learnt my Reiki and Tarot cards from her. She was a library manager, and surrounded all her grand children with books and plays and musicals. On my Mums side in particular, we have a pretty amazing family. We’re all different, but we get on really well. Like I would say my Mum’s family are probably my best friends.
So seeing my Gran just make up story after story. Which I don’t even know if you can say that, because to her, it’s the truth. She’s not “lying”, because in her mind, that all actually happened. Which is what makes going out in public, really awkward sometimes. Because she’s a local, living in a small town, and if you knew her, but not as well as her family does, you’d think nothing was wrong, she is still very articulate. She was introducing me as her grand daughter (correct), but saying to people that I had flown over. Which I have lived in this state my whole life, but also in Australia, most of the borders are closed to other states, because of COVID.
What I learnt over the past few days is just how important family is. Especially when one member is really ill. My Gran gave so much too her community, and between my Aunt, mother and I, we’re the only ones who really communicate with her. We all have a story of a “life long friend or family friend” ring her up, only to discover when we are there, they hang up. Not to be heard from again. Which has made me angry, because a LOT, if not all of her friends are now friends with each other BECAUSE OF HER.
I just hope they’re not treated the same way.
So, sorry about the story, haha. What I learnt is probably the best lesson my Gran has actually been trying to teach me my whole life “Don’t waste time. Live Your Life, and as long as it doesn’t harm you or others, life threateningly … Just Do It!”