Yesterday was very special. We had our first family brunch with the total number of attendees being eight. I cuddled babies until my heart nearly burst. Later in the evening when we were down to five we pulled out the albums to do the typical comparisons that all grammies must do. Do all mothers of sons search the eyes of their baby grandsons to see and remember the first weeks as new mothers? This lil farm hand already loves his mommy more than anyone else in the world.
As I looked back and saw this picture I wonder what I was thinking. Had I known then what I know today about that little baby boy I would have been smiling in that picture. How many times has that baby boy now grown up and a daddy himself made me smile?
As the new lil' farm hand snuggled in his mommy's arms enjoying his bedtime snack the daddy lamented about his aching back during the labor. Poor guy. It doesn't matter how big they get, they still sometimes need their back rubbed. Sometimes they even still say . .. "mom, can you rub my back"?After a bit of
negotiating begging for my journalistic side I agreed. I need to put a bit more muscle in it now, but I can still make him wince with good pain. Normally this job doesn't fall in my realm of responsibility anymore but even now, it's a bit hard to say no . ..
So, today, some of us will be scurrying around beginning our dinner for tonight or tomorrow, and others will be spending a quiet few days because family is off travelling to see the other side. I do hope that whether you are alone or in a crowded room, that you will seek out the one who we celebrate.
Have a wonderful day my friends. I'll say Merry Christmas again tomorrow for those of you that have a moment. For the rest of you, have a very blessed time.