Sunday, May 18, 2014
Another Thousand Miles
It has been just what any kindly grandparent would hope for. Seeing the people we love after a long absence (well, 3 months..) gives you so much to celebrate. Small voices freely squeal out their excitement and joy about every possible thing. There is nothing they would hide, so honest are they, and sweet. You already know all this, as many have experienced it already, gobs of times. But for each of us it feels new when we have done without for a time.
While the small voices stand sharing, eyes wide and expressive, I catch glimpses of their mother's face catching glimpses of mine. Messages are passed silently over the tops of the three heads, with the understanding that soon we too will share and laugh. This life is a busy one - the oldest at six has some serious homework and memorization to accomplish. The middle one wants very badly to have 'homework', and gets out a worksheet of her own to show Grandma that she is also learning. The smallest gradually reveals his sense of humor, much to the appreciation of his grandpa whose is himself so very fun.
So after all this, it's high time for Grandma and Grandpa to sleep. And as we drift off, I know we will be thinking of this, and of other things we still get to look forward to - seeing the rather stunning surf-riding son, two kind and generous sisters, and friends never-to-be-forgotten.
THIS is going to be a fun ride.
See you along the way!