Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Precious Gift

Her tiny fingers wrapped around my index finger - and softly, she began to rub my finger up and down. Her breathing became slower, more relaxed, softer. She was finally asleep.

She had had a very busy day, this first day of autumn, which also happened to be her very first birthday. She laughed, played peek-a-boo, did pat-a-cake, played with her toys, and begged to be held and snuggled with and loved all day. Her infectious smile kept a smile on my lips as I spent this special day with my little granddaughter, who has captured my heart and who is so very precious and beautiful.

It was at 9:06 p.m. that she arrived a year ago on September 22. It's difficult to imagine life without her now. I love her dearly, and she is the very image of her mother at that age. Her mommy is doing very well - TP is in nursing school now (a junior pursuing her BSN) and working part-time. Her auntie DQ is a sophomore and is a passionate cook and a wonderful creative writer. Her grandpa is her "main man", and she just adores him.

And me? Well, I am STILL "my kids mom", but I'm a nana now, too, which adds a whole new dimension to my life. I hope to begin to write again more frequently. I have started writing again for an online magazine (can't tell you which one yet - but you'll find out in a couple of weeks). I've missed this outlet a lot over the past year, and I find that I am being drawn back into my words once again. I look forward to getting to know you all over again - I've been away much too long.

And little KM - happy 1st birthday! I love you more than you'll ever know. May you stay safe in God's graces now and forevermore.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Josh Groban - Hidden Away