Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Do you ever go weeks and nothing seems blog worthy and then you wake up in the morning with three posts you could easily pen in five minutes?  Maybe that’s just me. 

This is probably the last time I can get away with this subject as this boy is about to be a man.  And Grammy writing about him may not seem quite as cool.    I am not going to repeat his story…you can read it here or here.

There are more blog posts on my blog about him than any other subject.  He is the title of my holiday blog, he made me a Grammy, he has taught me life lessons, he and his Mom lived with us for six years, he has traveled with us from coast to coast, he has taught me that I just thought I understood love, he has made me prouder than proud, and has been my heart for almost thirteen years.  But he has also grown up.  Little’s do that.

But from that day in the delivery room in May of 1999 until I walked into Red Lobster on  Christmas Eve, he has taken my breath away.  This time it was different. 

We were running a little late and as we entered the room where the kids had a table, there sitting next to Amanda was this handsome 12 year old in a white button down shirt, with a nice sweater over it, clean shaven (yes he shaves) smiling at me.  Took my breath away…again.  So handsome, so twelve, so much my heart.

parker and hois mom

I remember the day my beautiful senior in high school told us she was pregnant.  I remember telling her we would all be fine.  Fine…what a inappropriate word.   We would all be BEYOND FINE.  This Baby That Changed Everything is  still changing our lives everyday. 
 I am so blessed to be his GRAMMY!

Grammy and Parker
                parker and grammy



jojo said...

he has grown into such a handsome young man, my goodness how time has flown! Merry Christmas to you all and many blessings of joy for the New Year.

Love Being A Nonny said...

Such precious words from a Grammy's heart!

Courtney said...

What a handsome guy. You are both blessed to have each other.

Vicki said...

What a handsome young man! Congrats to Parker on his birthday.

Delores-Onny said...

Teresa, you have done it again. I am in tears. Makes me remember how precious time is. Not only do I have a grown son that is the love of my life I also have a grandson that is growing up too fast. They take my breath away!!! If time could just stop long enough for me to catch my breath. Oh no tears again. It's the greatest and most fulfilling thing I've ever done. Being a later in life Mom and a grandmother. This is a job that I love.

Nezzy said...

Oh my goodness sweetie, he's growin' up into a handsome young man right before our eyes!!!

I can see he's creatively the apple of his Grandmas eye!

God bless an have a marvelous day!!!

Chris H said...

OMy! shaving at 12... he is almost all grown up. And still gorgeous.

Theresa said...

What a sweet fella and mighty handsome! Those grandyounguns just own our hearts:) Have a blessed evening dear Teresa, HUGS!

nanette@momneverstops.com said...

WOW! You have no idea how you have encouraged me tonight. My son and his girlfriend (senior in high school) are due any day with their little baby girl. She will make me a granny too and I was not prepared for it when I first heard it. Thanks for the post and encouragment!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

You are one of the reasons I look forward to being a Grammy. You make each grandkid so very special. I want to have that relationship that you have with yours.

I remember when I first began reading your blog and Parker was young but so precious! He has truly grown up into a handsome young man. Hope his birthday is wonderful!

Sassy Granny ... said...

I recognize that smitten heart oh-so well. We grandmothers are blessed to have such a deep reservoir of love for our grands.

They do have a way of maturing quickly. What a handsome young man is your much treasured grandson.

Happy New Year!