Lucky? Me?


Tender little hand on my shoulder awakening me from sleep.  “Grandma, the baby wants you,” she said.

Helpful little hands keeping sister from falling.

Victorious little hands grasping air, doing a balancing act.

Skillful little hands coloring in the lines.

Careful little hands carrying glass of tea.

Hunting little hands finding lost game pieces.

Helpful little hands grabbing towel to wipe up spills.

Learning little hands dealing deck of Uno cards.

Inviting little hands begging to be picked up.

Proud little hands being entrusted with  breakable doll.

Determined little hands pulling leotards over pant legs.

Comforting little hands patting grandma’s shoulder. “I’m trying to comfort Grandma,” she said.

Five little girls – ten little hands – enchanting grandma’s heart.

Deuteronomy 28:4 “Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body…”


Prompt: Michele W.  First person encountered today.


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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18 Responses to Lucky? Me?

  1. You are so blessed my lady. You are definitely living the promises of God that you will live to see your children’s children. They will surround your table and indeed the fruits of your body are blessed. I love this prose 🙂

  2. freespirit says:

    Soo sweet.

  3. artseafartsea says:

    That was lovely. Loved it, the warm feeling it evokes.

  4. luckyjc007 says:

    It is so sweet and full of love. Nicely done.! 🙂

  5. Ms.Oneta, that’s a nicely written out heart-touching poem ! You are lucky to have five grandchildren. May the love between you and your grandchildren flourish. May God bless you always 🙂

  6. *Sorry I mean your great grandchildren 🙂

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