Grandma was shopping for cosmetics. No matter how old we women get we want to do all we can to hide as many wrinkles as possible, and very few women would be caught outside without makeup on. Grandma was shopping for cosmetics, but she was not alone; she had her grandson with her.
And how did I know this? I too was shopping for makeup. I heard her say to her grandson, “I am going to ask that lady over there?” She was referring to me and I turned and smiled.
“Can I ask you something?” she kindly asked me.
First, I want to say, “Boo-ya!” to my daughter, Monica. Yes my dear, someone was asking me for make-up advice!
My daughter is a bit of an expert in this area, and me not so much, but I was determined to do all I could to help this adorable grandma.
Grandma had her grandson with her who carried her merchandise, tried to offer “expertize,” and most of all, patiently waited while Grandma looked at row after row of cosmetics. He was very attentive and loving toward Grandma.
After interacting with her myself, I could see why she had such an adoring grandson. I was able to help her (did you catch that Monica?), but I was the one who walked away blessed by having interacted with such a delightful lady.
One could say, “What a wonderful grandson!” And yes, he definitely was, no doubt. However, my thought was, “She must be the best grandma any child could have imagined.”
Why else would this (I am guessing) 18-year-old young man be shopping with his grandmother and enjoying himself? She must be an amazing grandma to have such attention from her grandson.
I got into my car and thought to myself, “I want to be that kind of grandma someday.”
As we build into the next generation, let’s not forget that they all grow up someday.