Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tell Me a Story

Meet my great-granddaughter, Jailynn. This is the only smile shot I got. She was busy telling us story after story.

She let Granddaddy hold her sock monkey while she raided his cookie stash. My dad is looking pretty good here. When he stands, you can see how much weight he has lost, his pants all gathered under his belt and his shoulders all bony under his shirt. Jailynn cheered him up and tired him out. He went to bed before they left.

Jailynn continued to enchant us with her stories and her facial expressions "and I was like, are you serious?" thrown in frequently. Her baby fine hair is slow growing, like her daddy's was. I can still picture his solemn little face and bald head with those huge green eyes. The same eyes I see in her little face.

My grandson, all grown up, with a child of his own. Doesn't seem possible that he could shoulder that responsibility. If he falters, I am quite certain Jailynn will bring it to his attention. She possesses an uncanny likeness to my youngest daughter in her personality. Must be some gene drifting around .........

Such a sweet little face with those big green eyes.

My dad is back in the hospital. His heart was racing and his blood pressure dropping. They think the tumor is putting pressure on his heart. His surgery consult was postponed until next Friday. I am keeping my fingers crossed that a date will be set and that hateful tumor can come out.

In the meantime, I will continue picking apples and putting gardens to bed for the winter to come.


mamahasspoken said...

Thoughts and prayers will continue for your dad and you.

Brian Miller said...

def thoughts and prayers for your dad...and smiling at the thought of great grands as well...def hard to fathom at this point, though i would love to hear the stories...smiles.

Joanne Noragon said...

That's a sparky little girl!

Thoughts and prayers to your dad and to you.

Val said...

I love that picture of your grandson and Jailynn. Actually, she kind of tired me out just looking at her pics. You can see she's quite an animated little gal.

Hope everything works out with your dad.

Linda O'Connell said...

prayers for you dad. Jailynn is a doll, and I can just hear her jabbering away. They are so cute at this age.

joanne said...

can't believe you've got a great-grand. She is adorable. Sending prayers and love for your dad...take care.

Anonymous said...

Your granddaughter is a gem, and I bet she's the best medicine your dad could have. She's his great, great granddaughter? That is amazing.

Our granddaughter is 4 also. And, like yours, can talk a mile a minute. Love it.

SkippyMom said...

How wonderful that you not only have a great granddaughter [a cutie too!] but your Dad is here too - a great-great granddaughter wow.

Thoughts and prayers for your Dad Kathy. I hope he is home soon.