This was just too sweet not to SHARE....PLUS WINNERS FOR THIS WEEK!!!!
If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know my relationship with Parker. He was our first grandchild, he was the best thing that EVER happened to me and he and his Mom lived with us for the first six years of his life. So in other words, HE IS MY HEART. Now at ten and a TWEEN, some days I see that he is outgrowing me....and I understand it but my eyes still water thinking about it. This is a kid that I have literally traveled from sea to shining sea with and enjoyed EVERY SECOND of it. We have laughed and loved at Mickeys house 9 times..Disney World never gets old...We have done Disneyland and Hollywood, Las Vegas, Sante Fe and stood at Ground Zero together. WE have talked about the meaning of the Statue of Liberty and traveled on every mode of travel in New York City. We have marveled at the mountains in Colorado and Tennessee. We have been to more states in his 10 years than I had been in the previous years of my life...and that's a bunch. We have literally seen America together. We have spent weeks at the beach, talked about the ocean, and visited Hershey's Chocolate Factory...We have cheered Brett Favre to victories and mourned his losses and I LOVE it that he really loves him because Grammy does. We have spent so many weeks in Dallas at market, which was work for me, but fun for him as he knew everyday included a trip to somewhere FUN to buy something he wanted.....WE have done lots of LIFE TOGETHER.
Now the girls like him and now he really prefers sleep overs with his friends to sleep overs at Grammys. And guess what, though it would seem that he would be a spoiled brat, (and he easily could be) he is just the opposite. He is the most FUN kid ever, polite, smarter than a fifth grader and a 50 plus year old, sensitive and the BEST BIG BROTHER EVER. That would seem like bragging, but read it as a very thankful Grammy! We HAVE indulged him but I pray we have mixed that with teaching him what's important in life. I just smile when I think what a wonderful job his cute teenage Mom has done raising him. Nothing makes me prouder. (I overheard him tell Jack that Grammy and Pop would take him to see Mickey every year.) I think he is RIGHT. But below is what made me smile this week!
This is a picture that Amanda sent me on her phone after they got home Thursday night...Micah had been out of town on business all week and she had been doing the single parent thing. I told you in the last post that Jack was running fever AGAIN and she was a little frustrated that he cannot seem to get well and stay well. Anyway, the words that came with this picture were....Parker just told me "Mom you look tired. I will stay up with Jack"! Talk about melting my heart and hers...That's LOVE in a picture. Jack is well now and we are PRAYING for some healthy weeks.
The SNAIL MAIL post got tons of response and that makes me SO HAPPY. If I can make it easier for some of you to get back in the routine of sending cards, I will be happy to do it. I have cards. So tonight I am announcing 4 winners that will receive a stash of cards this week.....If you are not one of the four , keep commenting as I am going to give three more bundles next Saturday. This is what I have ready to mail on Monday. I just imagine the smiles on the friends faces when they go to their mailbox. Everyone can use some LOVE and ENCOURAGEMENT.
Gigi at Gigi's Gibberish
Kelle at Enjoying the Small Things
Nonny at Love Being a Nonny
Cathy at Melodies and Hymn Songs
I have not read all of these blogs YET, but I know Nonny is a lover of grands like me and Kelle at ENJOYING THE SMALL THINGS has a story I could not stop reading. She also has one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL SITES I HAVE SEEN. Stop by all these blogs and say hello.
Another thing I want to do on each post is to CONNECT BLOGGERS..and lead you to a new blog I have found....If you would like me to spotlight your blog, leave me a comment letting me know.
This week I want to send you to JOYFULLY REFINED. She has a great story and a beautiful site!