The day dawned......and it was GOOD! We had escaped home and depression last night and headed to Atlanta and our little condo. It was perfect for me. I don't think it's escaping, it's more about seeing the bigger picture. Mom would of course want me to move on, and I just couldn't do that at home.
Today is our daughter and son-in-law's seventh wedding anniversary. Months ago we had offered to keep their/our dear sweet little Charlie so that they could celebrate. The offer was still on. They felt that they would be disrespectful to my Mom to celebrate. I said "Baloney". After some discussion they let me have my way. And so they went zip-lining and gave me some precious time with our grandson - a wonderful diversion from where I'd recently been.
Charlie is 7 months old - did I tell you that already???? - and he is a wiggler!
Oh yes indeed!!! He is into everything!!
He is an affable little guy, and so much fun to be with and watch. It's a challenge to me to just sit quietly and watch what my little grandson does. It's so much fun to see what he sees...what is intriguing in the eyes of a 7 month old?
We were instructed that he would grow weary in the early afternoon, but I doubted it. "Oh yea of little faith!!!! Not more than 15 minutes after the projected hour, "CW Wiggles" had had enough. We read a couple of Shel Silversteen poems, and then he bid me a fond adieu. He was out like a light!
Our daughter, CW's Mama, never napped like this, as I recall. Maybe it's the grandparent thing, I don't know. Anyway, I had ample time to knit, check emails, talk to friends on my cell, and even snack....and then my little cherub awoke:
Don't you wish you awoke so happily from a nap???
Thanks so much for all of your kind words over the last few days. You guys are tops! Mom's Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, and I welcome your warm and good thoughts then. In my heart I know that it was 'her time', but I still miss her and know that Tuesday will be a challenge.