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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

If you know me at all, then you know how much I LOVE spending time with family. You also know that it's hard for me to have most of them living far away. You also know that it's hard for me to let go. Getting this unplanned visit from my eldest granddaughter,due to her other grandma dying, was special for me. I was there when she was born and we have had a special unique bond ever since. She announced to me during this visit that her and I would always be close because our hearts are connected. She is the sweetest girl ever.

She is almost 10 and in the 4th grade...it will not be long and she will be bigger than me. Our visit was spent sharing tears, laughter, playing, lots of cuddling and talking. These moments with her are priceless. I wanted to hug her and never let her go.

When she was little, we started a tradition, whenever we said good-bye, of kissing each others hands and putting those kisses in our pockets so that we each always had the other's kisses to pull out when we need them. That is the last thing we did before parting on Sunday. I've used her kisses many times already.

She loves spending time with the little people and they of course adore her. I think little lady worships her actually. They wanted her to stay.
We did girl things, like make avocado face masks. She fixed my hair.(Sorry, no picture!) We playing the music real loud and danced. We went shopping and out for supper and she loved that everyone thought she was my daughter. We talked about death and heaven...and about cute boys and mean girls...about dreams and fears...we talked about all the things she wants to be when she grows up...we talked and we talked...
Now that she is gone back to Florida to much warmer weather, I miss her with all of my heart.
Tomorrow, I will drive to the airport and pick up these two...
My youngest daughter and her son, who will be 2 years old next week, are flying in from Florida, and will be here until Monday. I can hardly wait to hug them. If you don't see me around your place or mine, for the next few days, you know what I will be doing!



14 comments:

Jan said...

Your granddaughter is so beautiful!

I'm glad you got to have such a nice time together, even if it was for such a sad reason.

You are such a sweet, loving person - I always want to hug you every time I come visit your blog!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

She is a beautiful girl and looks a lot like you.

So happy another visit is righ on the way for you ; -)

The Incredible Woody said...

She is a very special little girl and I am glad that you had such a wonderful visit!!

Kathryn Magendie said...

She is a lovely little girl *smiling* -- oh!, she could be my virginia kate character come to life! Her dark eyes and hair ... *smile!*

Bina said...

That is so sweet! I've heard that a grandmother has an extreme amount of love for her grand children and you definitely do. And my goodness that girl is beautiful! She looks like she would be fun, too. I can't imagine how much you must miss when they are gone.

But have fun with your daughter and grandson! Can't wait to see more picture!

nothingfancy1 said...

Your granddaughter is simply beautiful! I'm so glad that you two had such a wonderful time together! It's time together like that - that she will cherish forever. And you too.

Jeannie said...

Such beautiful kids and grandkids!

Busy Bee Suz said...

that little girl is very special....it seems you both mean so much to each other!!!

Have fun with the next group.
Suz

skywind said...

Oh, warm home.
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morethananelectrician said...

That is such a sweet story and I am sorry that you are separated.

Brittany said...

I am so excited to see you that I could squeel! eeeek!

Jason, as himself said...

Thank god for the good times!

SciFi Dad said...

They all look so happy together. I'm glad you're getting time with some (most) of your grandchildren.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

It's no wonder people thought that she was your daughter, she looks so much like you. Be YOU ti ful. You have a lovely family.