Like so many grandparents right now, my Grandma is at her assisted living home feeling so lonely. One of the worst things about this COVID-19 situation is the fact that we can't go visit our loved ones. I miss seeing my Grandma and I know she misses us like crazy. Before the safer at home order was put into place my Mom used to visit my Grandma every single day and now she can't see her at all. The worst part was the fact that my Grandma turned 90 on March 15 and she had to spend it alone. My Mom had this huge party planned for her but of course it had to be cancelled. We're doing our best to call her often to make sure she knows we're thinking about her and we're already making our plans to break her out of that place the moment we can.
Although it may not seem like it so far I promise there's a happy part to this story. My cousin from my Dad's side of the family has twins, Caleb and Natalie, and they used to spend a decent amount of time with my Grandma (my Mom's Mom). My mom would watch Caleb and Natalie and many times my Grandma would be with as well so they got to know her. Well my Mom received a text message the other day from my cousin with pictures Caleb and Natalie drew for my Grandma that she was sending to her in the mail. My Mom was literally brought to tears of joy and gratitude knowing how thoughtful this gesture was and how happy my Grandma would be to receive them. If I thought I could compete with Caleb and Natalie's artwork I'd draw my Grandma a picture too.
I'm telling you this because today for my Make It Through Monday moment I want to remind you that the little things in life go a long way. With how hard things are right now it's difficult for us to keep positive. You never know just how much one little gesture can really brighten someone's day. If you're running out of space around your house for all your kid's artwork I'm sure my Grandma would love to receive more! Send me a message to my Hannah Radio Show facebook page and I'll get you the details!