April 21, 2009
I have been enjoying the wonders of a very special 2 week vacation. I will be sharing some of the loving, wonderful experiences I have had. Yes, getting drooled on does qualify as a wonderful experience, well I suppose that definitely does depend on who is doing the drooling. If it is my little 6 month old little princess, a wet shirt is definitely acceptable.
I will share the stories of flying all over the world. My 3 year old princess being the pilot. Now, preparations for the flights took most of the time. It was only after being properly prepared was I often informed of the destinations. One memorable flight was to Australia, the actual flight only took seconds. That because the pilot could fly the plane very fast. Prior to each flight grandpa was inspected to make sure he was ready, would be comfortable and entertained. Necklaces were a requirement for each flight and grandpa became so adorned. Ensuring grandpa wouldn’t become bored he was usually provided with a teddy bear to hug, a set of drum sticks and a ball to play with and a book to read. Every flight was wonderful.
Flying home on Friday, will likely be back on the blog on Saturday.
April 15, 2009
I have rediscovered something I have always known, or maybe had a reminder of what is truly important in life, that is love.
Can you imagine a situation in which someone can spit up on you, even throw up on you, or drool all over the front of your shirt to the point you have a big wet spot on it and you don’t mind in the least little bit.. I can, I am experiencing it now. Can you imagine sitting and loving every moment of time as a 3 year old patiently teaches you how to put together a jig saw puzzle. This is the life I am currently living and it is wonderful. No, somehow the word wonderful doesn’t come close to describing my feelings.
Grandchildren are such a precious gift, I am such a lucky man. The sad part for me is that my grandchildren live so very far away from me, not sure but it must be something like 1,000 miles., I am not sure maybe because I don’t get to see them it magnifies the wonder of the time I can share with them. I am not sure of that as some how I just can’t imagine feeling any differently even if I saw them everyday.
Can a simple smile light up your day? YES, it can!!!! Just a single little smile from my 2 little princesses and this grandpa turns to total mush inside, every care or thought in the world suddenly just vanishes. Often I have written of the power of a simple smile, asking for them to be passed on to others. I can certainly attest to the power of the smile.
Every night when I go to bed I have such a warm fluffy feeling inside, it is wonderful. There has been a time or two as I lay there at night when niggling little thoughts enter my head. Sad thoughts, that this may well be the last time I see my little princesses or be blessed by one of those wonderous smiles. I do my best to immediately push those thoughts away I am not going to let thoughts of tomorrow spoil or even affect my today Read the rest of this entry »
April 15, 2009
Is it possible for a 6 month old little girl and a 3 year old little girl both to have a 56 year old grandpa totally wrapped around their little fingers. YES, it is. I guess I could easily be described as a doting grandpa, a very happy grandpa.
There are times in your life you just have to do, what you have to do and for me coming here making this trip was an absolute has to do thing. I am such a lucky man
April 14, 2009
Just a quick update to let everyone know I am doing well,
Saturday I got on a plane and flew away to a magical place. Why is is magical, well it is because there are 2 beautiful little princesses that live here.
Some would call them my grand daughters and that they are, lucky me. But they are also the princesses of my heart.
Will try to post updates on my precious visit.