One of the great joys of growing older is the arrival of grandchildren and the mutual adoration that so often springs up between the youngest and oldest members of a family.
I do have 13 grandchildren. 7 of them are presently li
ving in Ohio and the rest are out of state. None of the ones in Ohio live close to home. I just got to spend a whole month with the youngest one in May and that was a special treat for me. In the summer I often see 3 of them as DS#1 and family c
amp on the weekends right next to my camper. All the rest I see only on special occasions or holidays. The ones far away I see even less of. So I have to say it's very hard being a grand'ma' long distance.
The good news is that #14 is arriving in September and I'm thrilled because this one will live in my home town. Thankfully one of my grand'babes will finally live close to home. God willing I will be seeing a lot of him. This will be the first child for DS#5 and his wife.
if your grandchildren live hundreds or even thousands of miles away, you may find your love mixed with large measures of sadness, resentment and anxiety.I never thought I wouldn't get to see my grandchildren grow up.
I'm always so thankful for the internet that keeps me in touch with my family. I admit they do hear a lot more from me than I do from them, but still they always know what's going on at my house. It's really the main reason I started blogging in the first place. Showing pictures of what I do and where I am I'm hoping keeps us connected.
Today I'm blessed with having the 3 that camp next door to my camper. I just love them to pieces and am full of joy just to be around them. Their dad is my oldest son and I like to tell them stories about when their dad was little. Yesterday evening I asked them if they would like a tomato for supper and found they don't like them. Little things like that are what long distance grand'ma's don't know about. Well of course I had to tell them how my mom used to feed their dad tomatoes right out of her garden. He loved those little cherry tomatoes. My mother saw her grand children pretty often as they lived close by.
Our weather is supposed to be pretty good today and it'll be a busy one . I'm sure I'll be loving every moment of being able to spend some time with at least a few of my grandchildren.
I hope your Friday is a FANTASTIC one too!