Today, I had the immense privilege of having both of my granddaughters come over and help me / us decorate for Christmas. When my kids were little I used to look forward to their plans on who would hang what ornament and then the fun that was in their voices as we would discuss what Christmas really means and what they were hoping for under the tree. I had a wonderful time with them back then and now with my “little flowers”. They took such good care of me by helping carry and move things. I am still suffering with the shoulder pain from our accident and find many things very difficult. The girls know that and just dug right in to help. I am thankful.
They came with a list of songs they wanted us to listen to, and we did. They came with excitement for certain ornaments and funny noisy characters I have had since they were ever so small. It was fun to listen to them talking about how when they were “little” how this or that was so fun. I stood back and watched and what I saw was two young ladies… not little girls any more. Their conversations were so interesting and fun and very grown up. They offer to help with everything and even prepared a very lovely tea setting for us to sip our tea while we decorated. I was entertained by the lovely piano music solos that they both played… they are learning so well.
It is late…and I have put away the last of the items that needed tucking away for the New Year, Darwin is in bed too. The house is quiet, I hear the coyotes in the nearby fields and the breathing of my Rusty pup beside my chair. Christmas tree is lite, so is the tiny village and of course our crazy old snow man. The lights outside the front door are done and bright and bring joy thinking of how hard the girls worked to help their Papa get that just right too! Together they put out the characters they built together last year and they were all smiling doing that together.
The lights on the tree can’t glow as bright as the love I have for these two beautiful girls and for all my kids. Darwin and I are blessed with the family we have together. Tonight I am soaking up the quiet and just reliving days gone by with my kids and thankful that there are two little girls that want to come and share this time of decorating with Grammy and Papa now and are so helpful. How blessed we are.
Thank You Lord for the blessing of family… not just at Christmas but every day I take breath.
Hugs n ‘ Prayers. Night now,