Sunday, May 30, 2010

Children and babies....a family they make.


My darling children
born 21 months apart and all grown up now.
It's been over 30 years since I was expecting lovely daughter.
I can remember how I felt during my pregnancies.
Happy and content.
I remember feeling tired at times and napping during the day, 
something I cannot do now unless I am ill.
I was young and in good health.

I am so grateful that we were blessed with healthy babies early in our marriage.
I needed lots of energy to maintain the home and be a mom.
I look back fondly at our days of play.

We were very fortunate that I could be a full time stay at home mom.
We made difficult decisions and did without in order to facilitate this lifestyle choice.

I walked with the buggy everywhere...we had one car and Mr. HB used it for work.
I had to buy a second set of tires for that buggy as I wore the first ones down to the rims!


We lived very simply, partly out of necessity, but mostly because of the children.
I was devoted to them 100%
They were my world, my work, my pride and joy.

It seems like yesterday...
many yesterdays have come and gone.

Today as I sit here and write I can only wonder at the feelings that a grandchild will evoke.
I am certain that my emotions will well up and spill over.



The grandbaby could be born anytime now...the "official date" is June 9th.
Every time the phone rings I wonder if it will be my son telling me that the labour has started.

Grammy's ready and waiting.


8 comments:

  1. Oh your kids were so cute!

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  2. How beautifully you wrote your post! I too stayed at home taking care of my daughters. I just could not leave them in the care of anyone else. And I don´t regret my decision to stay home at all. It has been the best time of my life. You will make a wonderful grammy, no doubt about it!!! The golden slippers are lovely! I am so sharing your exciting times! /m xo

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  3. I remember those bronzed shoes! Do they still do that?

    Best wishes on the arrival of your first grandchild. I KNOW you'll be a wonderful grandmother.

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  4. Very exciting times ahead. How sweet your children were too... I loved and adored every minute of being at home with my daughter - the best years of my life. x

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  5. What a sweet post..! And what a beautiful time ahead for you - congratulations on the soon-to-arrive grandbaby, dear.

    xo,
    -maria

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  6. Your children are adorable!!
    I am looking forward to seeing pics of your grandchild!

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  7. Wonderful post...I am getting anxious with you!!
    My heart skipped a beat on this one...
    Soon.....

    Jeanne:)

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  8. LPC- Thanks I think so too!

    Rebecca- I don't know if they still bronze shoes but it was something that my family all did with their babies first shoes.

    Thank you all...

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