It’s red, white and blue Monday! Tomorrow I will be sharing a 4th of July menu, but today I’m kicking off July a little differently. I have been blessed is a short tribute to my grandsons and features my very favorite pictures of them.
I love how my super-intelligent four grandsons think that I’m the same age as they are and that I can do everything they can do. On a nice, sunny summer day, you can find us swinging really, really high, counting to 100 as we hide and seek, racing down the driveway (I always lose), engaging in a little one-on-two (my one on their two) b ball, playing follow the leader on our bikes, throwing the football or baseball around or having a picnic in their clubhouse. I draw the line at climbing trees with them! And I count myself so very blessed!
And during sleepovers, when night falls and baths are done, the squeaky clean four year old and the exhausted 50+ year old (me) crawl into bed around nine while the older grands (9 & 7) challenge poppy (the hubs) to a high-hopes-of-staying-up-late, leisurely game of Scrabble, Chess or Cut Throat Bridge. Did I mention how smart they are or how blessed I am?
The four year old and I converse for a few minutes as Ben 10 morphs into a hundred (seemingly) super-hero characters and saves the entire universe (on TV). As I fight to keep my weary eyes open, he tells me stories of talking to angels and wanting a Kindle Fire like his big brothers and then rambles on about our adventure filled afternoon. And the last thing I hear as I float into dream land is, “Nana, open your eyes.” And I mumble my standard reply: “I’m just resting . . .”
And the very next day, that Kindle Fire is on it’s way to my house for the 4 year old’s birthday. I am so blessed! Like the old saying goes, “If I had known how wonderful grand kids would be, I would have had them first.”
I have been blessed
And I feel like I’ve found my way
I thank God for all I’ve been given
At the end of every day
I have been blessed
With so much more than I deserve
To be here with the ones that love me
To love them so much it hurts
I have been blessed ~ Martina McBride
All photos by Caitlin Smith Photography (my daughter)