Thursday, July 23, 2009

Can You Not Remember?

Yesterday was my son's birthday (his sister's, too). I called them both just to tell them that I love them and catch up on their lives. My chat with Jill was too short.I called her when I was still open, and, of course I was interrupted too many times to actually talk.

My talk with Jeff was better, since the store was closed. He was interrupted several times by giggly little girls. That was sweet interruptions, though. They wanted to go to the store to buy their Daddy a present for his birthday. Children need give us nothing to make our hearts soar with love. Just the fact that they want to give us anything is more than enough.

Jeff shared the most wonderful story with me about Maya. She wanted to give her Daddy a card, but she is only 5 and can't spell. So, she asked her Daddy if he was good at not remembering so that he could help her make the card. He was so proud as he told me this.......... and I was so proud as I listened. My kids are really good parents and that makes me feel like I accomplished the most wonderful thing in the world!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

You did! Watching our children grow into great parents is the most rewarding thing that we can feel, I think.

The Good Cook said...

Congratulations Mom. You did good!

Walter Mitty RV said...

I too love being a grandparent. I tell people the difference between being a parent and grandparent is : As a parent, I use to say, "Don't do that", "Get down from there", etc. As a grandparent I say, "Get the camera!"

Sandi McBride said...

They grow up to fast, that's the problem...oh that time would slide by like kayro syrup when you get to be my age instead of whizzing by like a racecar...
hugs
Sandi

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

People learn by example so you did good! X

scarlethue said...

Sweet story!

I hope your kitty turns up. I wouldn't worry too much though, cats tend to wander. And I hope Emmy feels better too! Bub has knee problems, we have to give him medicine every night plus a pain killer when he needs it. But animals are so worth the work.

ellen abbott said...

Good job.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

You did a great job! Your kids (and grandkids) sound lovely.

LOL - I agree with Walter. I also say, "get the camera!"

david mcmahon said...

That's such a tribute to you. Congratulations ....

Meggie said...

I too, love being a parent & a grandparent. I can appreciate the grandchildren more as I am not pressed for time, or on deadlines & work details.
Is that beautiful little girl in the photo your granddaughter? How gorgeous she is!