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Posted on November 11, 2015 by Christine Crosby in Cindi Walton, moon and back, Nana, Walton

A Whimsical Nana Going To The Moon And Back

By Cindi Walton, aka Nana

We are all familiar with the saying “to the moon and back” which generally refers to a love that cannot be measured.

One day as I told my granddaughter that I loved her to the moon and back she said, “I love you more, because I love you to Florida and back!” I was now puzzled and asked, “why Florida?” She looked at me with amazement that I could be so dense. “You can see the moon but you can’t see Florida, SO I LOVE YOU MORE!”

Well, she had me on that one, simple kid logic that had nothing to do with the reality of miles or space travel, just honest in your face kid logic…and it worked. I found myself once again looking at my life through the eyes of a child.

As adults we deal in FACTS, REALITY and often over look the simple truth, not everything has to make sense, to make sense. Kaleigh’s analogy about Florida was not rooted in scientific fact but in sentiment that was much more tangible than my “to the moon and back” statement.

Maybe love doesn’t have to be so fact based. Maybe we can put all of the facts aside and embrace the possibility that there is no logic as to why we love or how much we love but rather something that defies logic all together.

Maybe love is that one thing that isn’t logical, doesn’t always add up or conform to the standard rules of common sense and yet makes the most sense of all. For me, to be loved to Florida and back is so much love that it makes “to the moon and back pale in comparison.” Here’s wishing all of you a life filled with Florida love too!


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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