This past weekend I got to visit with my granddaughter Jane Claire.
It is always good when I can spend time with her and it helps keep me thinking young.
She still asks a lot of questions and our conversations are much more adult than they were a couple of years ago, as she is now ten years old.
Saturday was filled with a movie, a trip to the park, a trip to our favorite store, some ice cream, playing games in the back yard, playing “Clue” (which she won, by the way) and supper at Ryan’s Steakhouse, another favorite place.
Bev was with us part of the time and Bob was there in the early part of the day.
It was a pretty busy day, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
It seems like only yesterday I was helping my son Bob and his wife Amy bring her home from the hospital.
Every time I see her or talk to her on the phone I think what a blessing she has been to me.
When I was raising my children the thought that one day I would have a grandchild never crossed my mind.
Her life is very full right now; she is involved in Girl Scouts, the local theatre and dance classes so it is not like it used to be. Now I have to coordinate a visit, but that’s alright too.
I well remember those days of taking my kids to activities as well.
Bev has four grandchildren, two older, Jessica and Nic, and two much younger, Annabell (3) and Tray (6).
We have had them on several occasions and they keep us busy.
They are such a joy to be around, although they do tax our energy a little.
I wouldn’t change it for the world, though, and look forward to seeing them.
They are what really make life worthwhile; not allowing yourself to get caught up in all of this current political mumbo-jumbo.
Elections are over and I for one feel blessed to have my children, Bev’s children and our grandchildren, because that is what life is really about.