What follows is a little story for Jumping off places hosted by Linda at atticreflections.blogspot.com. I know its a bit late but better late than never right? I hope you enjoy it!
On the top of the piano sat a beautiful gilded frame with a yellowing photo neatly framed behind the glass. She picked it up and looked closer. Why did he always have to look so serious, so stern? That was not the man she knew. Photos can expose a face and yet hide so much.
Gran-dad had always been her rock. Now, more than ever she needed to talk to him. She needed his advice and support, but most of all she needed his strength.
When others had discounted her abilities, he had always been the one to defend them. He believed in her, and that made her believe it too.
“Your gonna make it, Dee” He’d say with a wink of his eye.
Now she wasn’t so sure. She closed her eyes and imagined he was right there. She felt the comforting squeeze of his hand as he walked with her to the school bus stop. She recalled the time he sat beside her bed all night at the hospital when she fell and broke her arm. She saw him playing funny little tunes on the piano to make her squeal with laughter.
She saw so many things in that moment that it seemed almost real. She snapped out of her reverie with a start.
Ring…ring, ring. The phone interrupted her daydream, but with a much lighter heart she answered it.
Her smile became increasingly broader and as she hung up the phone, She gently placed the frame back onto the piano and beamed at the man who believed, and as she turned to leave, she could have sworn she saw him wink!
Have a great weekend!!! :-)