I know, I know, it's been a while since I have been here. I won't even bore you with promises of doing better, because that would just be silly!
Like everyone else, June is a busy month. Of course, school got out, and for me that meant my oldest grandson graduated high school! Did I ever think this day would come . . . no. Was I proud of him . . . yes! Congratulation, Christian, we sure do love you!
It's hard to think that the years have gone by so quickly. Just yesterday, he was that little boy who loved to cuddle with grandma, and beg me to read, Spider Man to him, just one more time. One time I decided to fool him and not read all the words . . . he caught me! He had the book memorized! He was only 4 years old, but he knew all the words by heart, little stinker! Christian and his sister, Taylor Jo, stayed with us for almost 5 months while his little sister was in the hospital; he was only 3 years old at the time. He had a hard time going to sleep, so I would make up stories for him. One night I had completely run out of ideas, so I had him make up the characters (he even named them) and the story line. This is what we came up with:
Shmalee, a beautiful dragon, had a friend named, Timmy. One fine day . . . and the story would go from that point, with him making up the rest of the story, where they went and what they did. He had quite the imagination! We even had a song that went something like this . . .
Shmalee and Timmy, Timmy and Shmalee
We are the very best of friends you see.
We like to have fun, and play in the sun,
For we are the very best of friends!
Don't judge me for lack my lack of imagination when it came to lyrics! I would sing the song to him at the end of the story, which signaled bedtime. It worked every time . . . almost! We had so much fun making up the stories! He still remembers, Shmalee and Timmy, but, what I want him to remember is how it made him feel. It was a beloved time for me, that I hold very close to my heart.
Christian and his mom and dad.
Christian with his family.
Well, onward and upward! I have more to share, but it will have to wait for next time!
I will be catching up!