Precious Moments

80292328gLDzav_fsComing up at Thibault’s school next month is Grandparents Day. The kids get to invite their grandparents for tea, singing, story-time and at the end present them with a small gift. This led me to think of the Grandparents Days that I got to celebrate in school with my grandparents and other memories of moments spent with them. Grandparents are such special people! Even though I live far from mine, and have for several years, the physical distance hasn’t prevented us from being very close and finding ways to bond. I am so lucky that I have been able to do so much with them, learn so much from them and share so much with them! I never feel like we are very far apart… For the past two years my grandmother has been combating cancer, my grandfather too has been dueling with it, vicariously; this post is for her-


Drawing on old shades
64 Crayola crayons
vegetable soup
the cookie jar
two cats
picnics, lakes, feeding the ducks
the best sandwiches ever!
mountains and train rides
playing cards.

Bargain shopping
lifting your feet when we drive over the train tracks
the brown chevette
hanging laundry, blowing in the breeze
canning jars
black and white checkered curtains
brooches, lipstick, curlers
nail polish
Estée Lauder
washing hair at the kitchen sink
walking around the loop
the screened-in porch
bird watching.

Regis & Kelly
Rick Steve
magazine & newspaper clippings
cold pizza for breakfast
black coffee
ice cream in a mug
baseball games
hot dogs
road-trip north by bus
hats and Newport mansions
movies and twin sweater sets
teaching, reading, spelling
your dictionary
swapping books
the MiniPages.

Three generations
Little Women
birthdays, parades, piano recitals, graduations, Christmas
the Easter Bird
my confirmation witness
Grandparent’s Day
sharing, learning, laughing, bonding, praying
precious moments!


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wife, lover, mother, sister, daughter, friend, teacher, blogger, scrap-booker, cross-stitcher, photographer, designer, multi-lingual speaker, dual-citizenship holder, world traveler, dreamer... hopeful, happy, blessed
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