So she’s arrived, Grandma Lindsay that is. My father’s mother….I’ve always thought she was beautiful. I have been told that I’m a lot like her, but I just don’t see it. I’ve alway thought I was more like my mother, at least in colouring. But my dad always said that there was something in my face and they way that I moved around the room that reminded him of her. So I guess I have to take that as a compliment. Of course she didn’t come into the house straight away, she went into the garage and locked us out….she was in there for hours. Not sure what she was doing but if she wants us to know I guess she’ll tell us.
You would think that someone with 100 kids would be a little fuzzy on the details of their kids childhood’s. Who they went to prom with, their first words…. all the little details that she could have so easily forgotten. She remembered them all and I love her for it.
Grandma had actually been staying with us for two days before she cornered Amelia and gave her the present she had made for her. Amelia told me later that Grandma Lindsay thought that it might be just what she needed to start healing, whatever that means…
Grandma Lindsay finally got around to discussing what had brought her round to visit the next day.
She seem very serious as she had started to explain my so-called destiny, my calling was one of the other ways she phrased it. That didn’t seem to be any better to me, whatever I was about to find out was big and I really wasn’t looking forward to hearing the details. Lindsay: Lucia, I afraid you’re like me.
Lucia: I’m sorry, what?
Lindsay: You too are destined to have 100 children.
Lucia: Uh-uh, that’s crazy! I can’t do that im not like you! I’m not patient enough, i’m disorganised… I TRIP over my own feet, I’m that clumsy…I more likely to break my own neck than I am to have 100 children!
Lindsay: Yes, sweetheart you are like me. I always knew one of my grandchildren would feel the calling like I did, but I wasn’t 100 percent sure it was you until I came here and saw how you are with Amelia and how your father told me you were like with your brother and all of your sisters.
I still thought she had finally lost it, I had no urge to be the mother of 100 and I told her that.
Lindsay: I know it sounds far-fetched, but it will happen. You are also going to need a different father for each pregnancy, like I did. I know how it sounds but trust me it’s for the best.
Yep, I think the 100 children have turned her brain to mush…..
Lindsay: Here. You are going to need this. I’ve given you two potions, one will help you stay young, and the other your sister will explain. I think she will need you to try it out with her and I think it might be a very good place for you to start.
Lucia: I don’t understa…..
Lindsay: Don’t worry about it now, you will understand when it is time.
Lindsay: Luc, I love you. If you ever need anything call me. Okay?
Lucia: Sure thing Grandma. Love you too.
Lindsay: And just so you know my children where always a blessing, I loved every minute of it. Well, except the labour pains, of course. I never regretted having any of them and I wouldn’t change how my life turned out for anything.