Grandchildren

Spending time with my grandchildren is one of my true delights. I have found that going to the park, the pool, doing crafts, reading books all of these things feel different as a grandmother.

When God blessed me with my own daughter, Samantha and then shared Erin with me at 8 years old I was raising them but also trying to figure out how to make ends meet and go to school, work and fit everything in. So when sitting down together to do a craft, or go play a game or play outside, there was always a tug to get other things done. This isn’t something I’m proud of I wish I would have taken that time. These things were important but as a young adult I felt hurried.

Now as a grandmother; when I walk around our yard for an hour with Carter so he can get his cars stuck in the mud,IMG_20131003_080553_033 go spend the afternoon with Zoe in the pool, IMG_20140621_113437_416rock Camden while he falls asleep in my arms, IMG_20140406_131514_825hold Aurora and chit chat with her safe in my arms.IMG_20140521_201717_153 I have nothing more important than that to accomplish.

It is a privilege to have the joy of children in our life at this time. I miss them terribly living so far away. We have to be purposeful in pursuing time to spend with each family. Oh this spring has been lovely! I was able to see them all.

Blessed beyond measure, Susie

Preparing for a party.
Preparing for a party.

 

 


One Comments

  • Erin Mitchell

    June 27, 2014

    I bet you are the best Nana! They are so lucky to have you! We learn a lot in hindsight! 🙂 Thanks for the reminder to not rush through life.

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