Last night after turning the lights out to go to bed, it looked like the patio light had been left on. I stepped outside and the most incredible full moon was glowing so bright. The rain clouds were clearing and it was heavenly to just look up into the dark sky and see the light and stars. Truly a God moment and my heart was full. He is my light in the dark nights of life.
I had such a great day with the grandkids yesterday. Hannah's personality is developing at warp speed and she just makes my heart laugh. I had forgotten how much you can teach little ones just by playing. First time around I was just busy 24/7 chasing after twins running in opposite directions and worrying about every little thing being perfect, which it never was. Now it is such a pleasure to play and teach. I follow Hannah's attention span as she goes from legos to dolls to stuffed animals and her stroller. We work on colors and counting of each thing and she loves it. We practice putting toys away and she loves to help. She's starting to talk and she is calling me mamaw. It is so much fun to have a little girlie girl around. I just love this little Bug!!
Isaac got here after preschool at lunch time with a bag full of valentine goodies from their party yesterday. He only goes once a week. He made me a valentine and when I told him I loved it, he got the sweetest smile and said "I love you gramma." Melt my heart. Then in a bag, he had a big valentine with his handprints in paint on the big red heart. Inside was a message to parents from their child pre-printed like an award. I melted over the handprints and told him how his daddy and uncle Eric used to make those for me and I have them all saved in a special box. He said "I want you to have THIS one gramma" with a big smile on his face and his big blue eyes sparkling up at me. I told him that THIS one was for his mommy and daddy because it had a message to parents. He looked at me and said "you are a parent too gramma". Yep, you are right my smart boy!! This boy just melts my heart to puddles every time I look at him. His little heart is so huge with love. We did painting up at the counter all afternoon while Hannah took her nap. They love it when Corky gets home early just to see them. He gets Hannah out of her crib and she just hugs him tight. He melts. He just loves having a girlie in his life. He has always felt that the first baby we lost was a girl. Though we will never know, his heart feels sure. So this little bug has stole his heart big time. After playing with her for a while, he takes Isaac out to the workshop in the garage to check out tubes and wires and tools. Manly Stuff and more man to boy bonding time.:) He scored one of grandpas old magnets yesterday and can't wait to start collecting treasures on the ground that will stick to it, pure magic!! It is such a blessing to have one of each grandkid to enjoy. They are so unique and different, and each one can be our favorite boy or girl. We will have a problem if a third baby comes. You never know. I don't ask:) We are both still in awe of how deeper the respect and love is from our grandkids. It is a whole new level of life and we are just loving it to pieces. I love seeing the LOVE OF MY LIFE being a grandpa. Oh, he's so good at it and it melts my heart with love even more for this man God gave to me.
The plumbing is still in progress. The hole in the main bathroom floor is now 4' x 6' x 4'deep. Yikes. It is burrowed from the bathroom to under the kitchen floor in front of the sink. The pipes have all fallen off in pieces as the clay is dug away. No bathtub or toilets or sinks can be used right now until they can hit a good spot on the old main pipe to weld to. I can still use water but have to catch it in a bucket. Microwave hot water in a bowl for washing up in the morning. Ah yeah, camping out at its best, and it has rained off and on all week. It is a race against time now. My girlfriend with the spooty husband will arrive on the 12th , and my niece from Michigan called and will be out on the 19th with her two kids and wants to arrange a playdate for the kiddos. Where will they potty? Laundry is backing up and sponge baths are really getting old. However, this house is OLD and when this is done, the plumbing will work wonders again. I can hardly wait! Thank God I am a low maintenance girl, seriously. Isaac checks out the progress each time he gets here and says to me "I can fix the pipes for you gramma, my plumbing books show how to do it". If only! He wants to get down in the hole and explore, NOPE. We are making memories here:) Not the kind I really want him to savor, but then again, IT'S PLUMBING!! And Corky and I aren't your typical grandparents. ~sigh~ Nothing normal about us.
If you are still with me here, I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday and remember to find things to be grateful for in the mundane of every day life. They are there if you look in the right places. I love you guys for visiting me, no matter what I post. My life really is all over the place on any given day. And I am okay with it!!
Love and Hugs, Laurie