Wow. Life took dramatic turns over the last year as we have sand we have been spinning in the transitions. Over the year we went from 8 people in a small ranch home to 9 people in a tiny but cute little guest cottage to moving in with my parents- again. That means that 12 people, three generations- are under one roof. It has gone extremely well.I love these three pictures because they describe our life so well. If you look at the big picture it can seem chaotic and disorganized. Zoom in a little more and things just look cute and cramped. Zoom in more and all you see are precious moments.
It has been such an honor to get to serve my Grandma as her health declines. We have laughed has Great Grandma has made buddies with my two year old by sharing crusts of her breakfast toast. We have smiled as she works silently beside my quiet 7 year old both engrossed in a puzzle. We have teared when she forgets where she is and asks us to take her home and laughed again when she asks if we are ever going to to leave…there are so many priceless moments of simply being together.I have loved watching Grandpa come to life with delight as he plays with his Grandchildren and watching his grandchildren return that delight. There have been cuddle sessions with Grandma in the evening and Saturday cooking sessions.…and the occasional late night “man talks”while Grandma puttered over the beginnings of one of his famous soups.
A million precious moments.
We are saying goodbye to a season. A season that was rosy, as in beautiful, thorn filled, disease prone, in need of tender loving care, a gorgeous season. We are moving into the unknown and the new. I am sure we will discover, a million more precious moments.
Let’s journey on,