Monday, October 27, 2014
Day 5 Day 6 and Day 7 all became a whirl of activity
Home Friday after work with my little frogs to try and cram as much fun in as we can before bed, so out came their box ..
yep a great big box that a branch shreader machine came in ... there is room for the two of them to visit and have lunch or color or read.
then the chalk to make the path to their house .. a hop scotch path .. some flowers and the sun of course ,coloring books and crayons , healthy snacks ... da da let the fun begin
Sat was again action packed , out doors with the mini donkeys , carve pumplins , start a teddy bear jig saw puzzle , and watch Frozen..
Sunday was a helper day .. we dusted and vacuumed , polished and shined , made a cake , salad, and cleaned vegetables together .. one chef on the counter , one on a stool and grandma !!
Then a cattle drive at Auntie Tashas.. home again to make supper because Travis ( Daddy) was coming to pick them up. Meagan and her boyfriend Taylor came for supper .. ( Meagan was at our house Saturday to for a whirl wind game of hide and seek .. she is by far the best hider .... she can sneak into any place ... then be quiet as a mouse then when we give up still manage to scare the beejeepers out of us ... there was lots of fun and laughter in my house these past three days ..
And grandma behaved .. ate well ... no booze ... lots of exercise and had fun..
But exhausted .. pooped out..
As they were driving away my heart brought to mind two gals I know that are raising their grandbabies .. one gal and her husband are raising four grandchildren for the past 3 years the other couple are raising 3 babes for over a year ... no one was hurt or injured in accidents , no one fell on hard times and divorced ... nope in both cases the sons of these parents are still married to the mothers of these children but are drunk and stoned and not capable of looking after them ... or better put they have chosen to put themselves first and the kids last .. so the grandparents in both cases have stepped up to the plate to take over .. !!!
I can only imagine how their lives changed from ready to retire to plain old tired.
The schooling , the hockey ,dance, etc.. Sick children , some that need counseling and all that need unconditional love to try repair the damages done at the hand of their parents .. and in both cases these children were at least a thousand miles from their grandparents so the close bond that is formed over time and frequent sleep overs wasn't there ... just a week or so in the summer when there parents came home to reconnect ...
Yes as a huge part of my heart drove away last night I pondered the plight of these two families and thanked God above for the children I raised and the choices they have made .. to be amazing parents ...
I am truly blessed ... and now will start to make these two families a Christmas basket to express my care and concern for all of them as they journey through life ..
Today Day 8 I'm boosting up my playtime .. music cranked where ever I happen to be .. careful preparation of good healthy food ... in smaller portions I must add .. ( I do eat healthy as a rule ... I just need to eat as much as the size I would like to be can burn off ) .. I need to remind myself I am not a lumber jack .. even though I have the appetite of one !!
Happy Monday dear Sparky friends ...