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The Story of my Grandma

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bobbycat
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The Story of my Grandma


I was inside my mommy's tummy
when the Gods put in a call to me.
They said, "Tyler, we're making your grandma today-
how would you like her to be?"

"Hmmm..." I thought, "this is a tough one-
grandmas are a special kind.
I've picked out my mom; I've picked out my dad...
this one's going to take some time."

"She has to be patient and understanding
for those times I'll make a mess;
she has to know about Cheerios and Spaghettios
and big hugs in times of distress.

"She has to take me walking in my stroller
just to get the day's mail;
and even though she won't understand me yet,
she has to listen to my tall tales.

"She has to know about Big Bird and Elmo
and the secrets of Sesame Street.
Sprinkler summers and Big Red floats-
that kind of grandma can't be beat!"

"Well," said the Gods, "that's a really big order!
We'll see what we can do."
Nine months later, I got my wish-
my "order" turned out to be YOU!

5/7/99


*I wrote this for my mom last year, as a Mother's Day gift from my son, who had just turned 1 year old....I thought I'd post it in time for Mother's Day next week.*  
© Copyright 2000 Christina L. Petrosky - All Rights Reserved
Irie
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1 posted 05-07-2000 10:35 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Bobbycat..This is SO SWEET!
What a wonderful tribute to your mother.
How creative in your thoughts......
Great Poem!  
netswan
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2 posted 05-07-2000 11:12 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Wow bobbycat, how creative ----- and
such a sweet poem ---

thanks so much for sharing this treasure

netswan
bobbycat
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3 posted 05-07-2000 11:23 PM       View Profile for bobbycat   Email bobbycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bobbycat

Irie, Netswan~  thank you so very much for your kind comments!  They mean so much.  

Bobbycat =^..^=
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BobbyCat =^..^=
This is just adorable !
Your mom had to be so pleased and
we're pleased you are sharing it with us.
I'm not a grandma yet ... but I'll sure remember it whenever I become one.

Very, very cute.
~*Marge*~


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wayoutwalt
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5 posted 05-08-2000 02:12 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

big smiles here looks like God blessed you well and very nice poem
Kellsue
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6 posted 05-09-2000 10:01 PM       View Profile for Kellsue   Email Kellsue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellsue

Very sweet poem...she'll love it!!

~Kellsue


 Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

SpitFire
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7 posted 05-09-2000 10:05 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~What a neat idea....I loved this.  She must have as well.  Great post,...great read.
bobbycat
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8 posted 05-10-2000 12:14 AM       View Profile for bobbycat   Email bobbycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bobbycat

Thank you, everyone, who read this and took the time to comment.  Yes, my mom did enjoy this very much...in fact, it's hanging in her hallway, next to the rows and rows of my son's pictures, LOL!  She is a very proud grandma, to say the least!  

Bobbycat =^..^=
tracie66
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Bobbycat~
This was soo sweet and such beautiful sentiments. Perfect for mothers day  
Tracie~
TerryW
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10 posted 05-11-2000 11:58 AM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

bobbycat~
     Very sweet and lovely poem.  I know that your mother will think it is absolutely adorable!



 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
bobbycat
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Tracie, Terry~ Thank you for your kind words.  

Bobbycat =^..^=
PhaerieChild
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12 posted 05-11-2000 01:09 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

This is so sweet! I hope that my grandchildren see me this way. What a great poem to melt any grandma's heart.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
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aleisha
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13 posted 05-11-2000 06:43 PM       View Profile for aleisha   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for aleisha

A very beautiful poem I am sure that your mom loves it. What a special Mothers Day Gift!
 
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