Sweet and so tender. Your longing and hope are...inspiring! In fact, how can your reader not think about his/her own heritage - and those waiting "on the other side?" Powerful, introspective stuff here. :-)
What a charming story! I was blessed to have a relationship with both of my grandmothers, but one of my grandfathers lived in other countries most of my life, and died when I was young. I often wish I could have known him better...
You've inspired me to sit down and try to remember more things about my own sweet grandmother who raised me. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing story, it brought tears to my eyes.