I Like this Grandma better than the old One
by Robert Reed
Why would you say that?
You shouldn't even think that.
Look at me.
Son, listen to me.
Your grandmother. She was very, very sick. Normal medicines didn't help. Not enough. That's why the doctors did what they did. The disease was happy inside her old body, so they changed her body until the sickness couldn't feed and grow anymore. Of course you can't understand. Nobody expects that. But believe me, it was amazing to see. That sweet old lady in the hospital bed and her family gathered around, everybody thinking she would die....
Yes, people were praying.
Aunt Charlene. She was leading the prayers. Yes, all right. You were paying attention. Good.
But you were in school the next morning. When we found your grandmother sitting up in bed, feeling comfortable. Eating.
Don't say that word.
Don't say "miracle."
I love your aunt. Of course I love Charlene. But she uses that word too much and too loudly, I think.
But yes, it was wonderful. Amazing to see. Even the doctors were surprised by how much better she got, and how fast.
And the food.
Your grandmother has always been a picky eater. But her body was very thin, and there were cancer cells to kill. So yes, she's different now in that way. She eats more, which isn't a bad thing.
Of course everybody was happy that she got well.
I'm as glad as anybody.