|First time on the big tree swing!|
To those of you who enjoy the wonderful blessing and privilege of being Grandparents or even Great Grandparents----I hope you enjoyed the day set aside to honor Grandparents last weekend. Earlier that week, we were invited to go have lunch with granchild at her school, and that was so fun! She was so excited to see us!
On Grandparents Day--we had a wonderful afternoon and evening. We went swinging on the big tree swing in one of our favorite special gardens.
And we spent the evening on the beach, until we were so hungry for supper--we had to leave! LOL
"Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember growing older--
when did they?
When did she grow to be a beauty?
When did he get to be so tall?
Wasn't it yesterday
when they were small?
Swiftly fly the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as they gaze.
Sunrise, Sunset. Sunrise, Sunset.
I just love that beautiful song and it's message. Its such a good reminder to me to not put off things til "someday". Someday may never come.
Waves crashed, seagulls sang, pelicans dove for supper, and a nice salty breeze kept us cool.
Mr. Front Porch and I are both enjoying this stage of life SO MUCH. What a blessing and gift to be grandparents. We take that role seriously and do all we can to help/support/encourage, and are always mindful of "what will this little child remember of me? what legacy am I leaving her? What can we teach her that is lasting? How can we be good role models?" What a treasure grandchildren are, and someday we are looking forward to being great-grandparents as well! If the good Lord gives us that opportunity, we will be so thrilled!
One thing we all know for sure--children remember the time you spent with them. Gifts are soon forgotten, lost, out-grown. But that precious TIME YOU spend with them lasts forever in their hearts. And time flies by in the blink of an eye, it's here and gone so quickly. I can't believe how fast it is going by. Time and ourselves is the most important gift we can give our grandkids, isn't it?
I don't want to miss a second of it!