Monday, July 21, 2008

I need a hug...

We went to Kansas this weekend for the funeral. I knew it would be hard whenever she left us. My beautiful Grandma now only lives in my heart and my memories. She was such a special lady. When we were riding back to John's last night - I heard the new Brad Paisley song "Waitin on a Woman" It made me smile and made me tear up because it made me think of Grandma - who did everything in her own time. She couldn't be rushed. She stayed up late and slept in late. The last verse makes me think of Grandpa being so excited as he sees her walk up to him after he has been waiting to see her again for so long. I know she would be happy that the family is getting together twice within the next few weeks. I never really thought that she would be gone so quickly but we'll live our lives knowing she is still there celebrating with us. Her creativity is instilled in us. Her love and wisdom show us examples of how we should live.

"Waitin' On A Woman"
Sittin' on a bench at West Town Mall
He sat down in his overalls and asked me
You waitin' on a woman
I nodded yeah and said how 'bout you
He said son since nineteen fifty-two I've been
Waitin' on a woman

When I picked her up for our first date
I told her I'd be there at eight
And she came down the stairs at eight-thirty
She said I'm sorry that I took so long
Didn't like a thing that I tried on
But let me tell you son she sure looked pretty
Yeah she'll take her time but I don't mind
Waitin' on a woman

He said the wedding took a year to plan
You talk about an anxious man, I was nervous
Waitin' on a woman
And then he nudged my arm like old men do
And said, I'll say this about the honeymoon, it was worth it
Waitin' on a woman
And I don't guess we've been anywhere
She hasn't made us late I swear
Sometimes she does it just 'cause she can do it
Boy it's just a fact of life
It'll be the same with your young wife
Might as well go on and get used to it
She'll take her time 'cause you don't mind
Waitin' on a woman

I've read somewhere statistics show
The man's always the first to go
And that makes sense 'cause I know she won't be ready
So when it finally comes my time
And I get to the other side
I'll find myself a bench, if they've got any
I hope she takes her time, 'cause I don't mind
Waitin' on a woman
Honey, take your time, cause I don't mind
Waitin' on a woman

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