On the 26th of May my newest grand-daughter Mia will celebrate her first birthday and joining her will be my sister Jo having her 81st birthday. It seems like only yesterday that we were awaiting Mia’s birth and here we are today watching her as she has grown so beautifully. I haven’t seen her since December so I know I am in for a wonderful treat seeing her next Sunday. There has been chatter from her Mom that she has attempted 8-10 steps and then nothing but I am hoping she is saving the rest for her Nana’s visit. Then I will be there to catch her if she falls and dry her little tears.
In either case it will be wonderful as I fly up on Saturday and pick up my grandson Joey who will become a teenager in June. He will spend a few days with us and go to the party on Sunday for my brother’s birthday. Frank is only a young seventy and he is still working and enjoying his life.
At the end of this day I will be heading for the city where I will spend three or four days with Darrin and Maria and my other three grandchildren and let’s not forget about Sam the dog and Bonkers the cat who add to this wonderful family. Although I enjoy solitude primarily, it seems to me that I love the craziness of the busy household and sort of miss this stage of life. And isn’t it ironic,that when we are going through it, we are thinking and feeling it is too much? But somehow we do “amazingly” get through it all and then some!
I guess I am at the stage of life where I can see where I have been and how much I have accomplished. “And then I ponder, how much more I can do in the future? Gee, if only half as much, I know I would appreciate and enjoy every minute.”
So here’s to a marvelous weekend of family fun and festivities and lots of laughter and most of all-lots of hugs and kisses.
Current Mood: Playful