Monday, May 18, 2015

Snuggles ... Recitals ... Anniversary

This weekend was a busy one in our household.  One of snuggles, recitals & an anniversary ...
 
Jacqueline & the little ones came down on the train Thursday evening.  There wasn't much time before bedtime so we played and got beds ready and we said our bedtime prayers. When Dan & I were ready to leave their room so that "Mommy" could get them to sleep,
Tag said "I wanna snuggle with Nanny" ...
and so I was more than willing to snuggle between these two grands.  The 3 of us chatted about Disney, sang lullabies and had lots of squeals & snuggles. And then Tag said ... "Nanny, you're the sweetest grandmother" ...
and I was completely lost in them.
 


Michael drove down on Friday after his appointments.  Traffic was horrendous as usual for the start of the weekend. But ... with only 2 major road systems --- we do what we have to do.
 
Saturday was a very busy day ... hectic but so worth every moment.  Lucy's first dance recital performance was at 10am!  My parents drove an hour & a half to get to the school where it's held every year. They are so supportive of their grandchildren & great-grandchildren...
 and Lucy & Tag absolutely LOVE their great-grands!
 
 
Lucy danced her heart out Saturday and Sunday! Dancing is definitely her "thing" ... she travels back & forth between our homes during the week -- she's homeschooled online -- she & Tag go to some appointments & meetings with their parents during the week...
so dancing is just "her". (Tag will be getting into his activities soon in preschool -- not sure yet what "his thing" will be, but his time is coming too!)
 
 





And Tag was so supportive of his big sister!  He went to both performances -- Saturday AND Sunday... he endured the pictures (although he really did not want in any of them)... and then during Sunday's performance ...
he fell asleep sitting on my lap. 
 



 
He is a trooper!
 
 
And in the midst of the busy family weekend ...
 
 
Dan and I celebrated 31 years of our married life together.  I know I bore everyone with our story ... but here it goes again.
He was the new kid in high school ... 2 years older than me. We knew who each other were but never said a word to each other. He graduated from high school with 3 of my cousins (and he didn't know they were my family).  We started dating September 1983 ... then the morning of May 16, 1984 ... we decided that we would elope.  And we did.
 
A whole lot of life has happened in the past 31 years.  We've been on the mountain peaks and we've been in the deepest valleys ... but this weekend we celebrated every moment that brought us to our celebration of 31 years and the family that God gave us.  Even when we were so close to ending "us", God told us to hold on tight to Him because our road to redemption was about to get very rocky ...
but He promised that it all would be worth it.
 
And it was worth it ...
and it still is worth it ...
and it will be worth it for generations to come.
 
And so, just a little word of unsolicited advice from a Granny whose "been there" ...
 
keep God as your Center and hold on tight to Him
 because it'll all be worth it sooner than you think.  
 
 
 
 


3 comments:

Sheila Atchley said...

Yes. Love you...and you are the best granny, for sure.

Theresa said...

Snuggling with the Grandchildren is one of my favorite things to do:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

The Quirky Homemaker said...

Sweet post! Happy 31st anniversary!! Good for you guys for sticking it out. I know I've only been married 13 years this year and it's not easy. I feel like we've already been through some pretty tough patches. It's a little harder for me b/c we have different beliefs, so sometime I fall out of the habit of praying and being with God. . . .and that's all on me. I know that things are always better when I'm closer to Him, for everyone in my house!

Your grandkids are so cute! Congrats to your granddaughter on her Dance recital! Looks like she made out with flowers! LOL

Thanks for stopping by my blog and being a reader. I'm truthfully still trying to get back into the swing of things as well! Hope you have another great weekend this coming weekend.