|"It is as grandmothers that our mothers come|
into the fullness of their grace."
(I wrote this two months ago!)I'm holding Tommy, who's my four-month-old grandson, because he is starting to whine, and doesn't want to nap. Uh-oh! He is just learning this whining thing, to get our attention. He likes me to rock him and sing softly. My daughter and I believe that we can't spoil him with too much cuddling. I am going to begin caring for him as she returns to work. I think I can begin to sell my vintage and handcrafted items online, and check on the online shop when he snoozes or while he's playing nearby in his jumpy seat.
|"Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us|
for growing old"
-Mary H. Waldrip
|"Just remember, in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow,|
lies the seed , that with the sun's love,
in the spring, becomes the rose."---Bette Midler's song
|Little boy , image courtesy of free<3.pretty<3 things<3for<3you|
I know he will love my garden and he will grow pretty blossoms for his mommy.
|Oh dear, I hope the fishies are safely burrowed down deep,in this frozen little pond!|
I actually dream of raising alpaca and selling their fabulous wool.
|Our big ole' bullfrog, he helps keep the mosquito population down!|
Most importantly, I want him to know about the power of positive thinking and that the most important thing in the whole wide world is that we all love one another. I want him to have solid values, appreciate nature, art and the simple things in life. I take my role of Grandma very seriously, but it is also a license to play and be silly and let the child in me come out! I want to tell him all of the important things I have learned, and share the family's history with him.
Oh, the dreams of his future, and sharing in his life give me renewed purpose and beautiful hopes. If I can help just this one child on his journey, I will have made a difference.