If she could find room in her heart – #fridayfiction
I was sassy-mouthed, cussed like a sailor and had the man who killed my daddy looking for me, but Grandma Olivia overlooked all of that. She said we were family and family had to stick together. If she could find room in her heart to love a kid like that, Laura and I can certainly make room in our lives for one sweet little old lady.
Ophelia is ninety, but she doesn’t seem it. She’s sharp as a tack and plenty spry. Unfortunately she’s as sassy and independent as I was, so I’m sure that when she makes up her mind to do something there’s nobody who’s going to change it.
I know Annie will keep a close eye on Ophelia. Oliver will too.
I told him the same thing I’m telling you and he said, “Don’t worry, Dad, I’ll see she’s well taken care of.”
He will. I’m certain of it. Oliver’s serious-minded and carries responsibilities like a briefcase shackled to his arm.
I’m mighty proud to have a boy like him, and I think if Grandma Olivia were here to see him she’d be just as proud.