Well, I consider my first week of being a stay-home Mimzi a success. I will say that I had forgotten how much attention an infant requires, but little Emy is a pleasure and we are establishing our routine.
Today, Saturday, I spent the day watching my oldest grand, Ryder, play baseball. As I sat there sweating, and cheering on the team, I remembered back to when it was my own kids out there. (Which seems like yesterday) One advantage of being a younger grandparent is still being able to attend events such as ballgames, cheer-leading events and recitals. I don’t remember the grandparents being as involved back in the day. My mother had health issues that kept her from being able to come to my kids games and events that took place out in the weather. She did attend what she could indoors though. But I don’t remember seeing many other grandparents around then either. Maybe it’s my memory….. Or maybe now it’s a way of us trying to hang on to some of our youth! Anyway, today I was Hot, Happy, Hungry, Tired….And above all BLESSED to be able to watch as much as I can of my little Angels as they grow so quickly!
So Grands, if you are able, give up some days to drive, go sweat, or freeze, be uncomfortable, clap, cheer, congratulate, console, compliment…….make memories! ‘Cause in the blink of an eye, they are grown and we are gone. The only way we live on is through them. Give them something to remember!
Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6