Monday, October 23, 2017

Making Memories

As long as we are on the topic of grandkids, I should share more pics of early summer.

I know.  You feel like Grandma just got out her big wallet of photos.  Yes? 

Thank you for indulging me.  So many good times. 

But without exception, whenever I am with my grandchildren, I am reminded of how much our older adoptees missed.  It's a brutal truth they didn't get to be doted on, rocked to sleep, or taken outside to the zoo.  They never fed the ducks, read books on cuddly laps, or rode in strollers to throw sticks off the wooden bridge.  It's raw truth.  And the pain never leaves my heart. 

At the same time, I relish watching those same kids re-live a bit of their missed childhood by sharing life and love with their niece and nephews.  It's never too late to discover the joy of simple, or perhaps not-so-simple, pleasures. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Grandma Fun!

I spent a week watching Will's and Cookie's beautiful kids.  It's so much fun being a grandma!  I treasured each day, and it brought back so many memories of when my kids were little.  I remember now why I used to be so much skinnier!  It's a joy to relive those days of museums, water play, softball games, field trips, and simply, playing.

And it's a wonderful reminder to never stop playing.  Never stop laughing.  Never stop enjoying the small wonders of our world.

I love you all so much!!!