Big and Small

My grandmother was a big woman.

I didn’t know it at the time. As you get older you begin to categorize and label the world: fat and skinny, old and young, good and bad.

But I was young enough that she was just “Grandma,” and that was enough.

I was just five-years-old when she died, so there are only two things I remember about her: her laugh, and her hugs.

Her laugh was kind of a giggly, bubbly thing, like she was fighting to keep the joy inside and losing.

And her hugs- oh, her hugs! Because she was big and I was small, her hugs just enveloped me, surrounding me with warmth and softness and love.

All these years later, and I still tear up remembering those hugs.

I really believe God put large women on this earth to hug small boys.

1 Comment

  1. oh, this just totally warms my heart! i want to be the “big woman” to hug you now!
    I was very young when one of my grandmothers died, too. What I remember most is pure love…dancing, music, hugs!

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