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, go spend the afternoon with Zoe in the pool, rock Camden while he falls asleep in my arms, hold Aurora and chit chat with her safe in my arms. 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