May 1, 2012

Have more Senior Moments

We were blessed this past weekend when my in-laws brought up my husband's grandparents ~ Granddaddy is 88 and Grammy is 87, and they had not traveled far from home in years.
Grammy doesn't look a day over 83 my youngest says 
Prior to their arrival, I was praying the lilies would open. We have plenty of other people come to our house, but I knew if the lilies opened for them they would take them in like a breath of fresh air.

They opened while they were here...

And as we were about to take Grammy on a drive through the mountains, she said, "I am going to put my glasses on so I don't miss one branch blowing in the wind."
And we enjoyed all the scenery,
including these beautiful wild flowers.
And when it rained, she saw the plants bigger the next day, "because there was nothing like God's rain on the plants to help them grow."

And an early Mother's Day Brunch at the Country Club turned into an afternoon on it's back porch in rockers ~  watching the kids play, laughing at the chipmunks running around, and listening to the birds chirp.

Well, Grammy walks real slow and deliberately, saying , "she walks like she is one hundred." She claims she does this because she fell a couple of years ago and broke her arm and she wants to be careful.  

I am on to her though, I think she walks like she is one hundred because then you have time to enjoy every moment and the beauty in the world....So I encourage you to walk (or ride) like you are one hundred and I can assure you will see the world in a different light.  

The only thing that could have made the weekend better is if my Grandma in New York were here too, but her scooter doesn't travel that far....
Happy Mother's Day Grandma!



  1. I'm glad that you and Kyle and the girls had such a special time with them. Too often these days, children don't get to appreciate grandparents like that. They have a unique and great perspective on life. And it's just ass special for them to spend quality time with the girls.

  2. Sweet Katie,
    thank you so very much for sharing these moments with me. The "Queen" has told me over and over what a WONDERFUL time that she and the King had with all of you. This makes my heart sing ! We all need to see the world in a different light from time to time ....
    Merci mille fois for your kindness and caring.
    bises to the girls and Kyle too

  3. Aww, so nice that the kids still have their Great Grandparents!

  4. AnonymousMay 01, 2012

    Awesome, Katie. Lovely thoughts.

  5. AnonymousMay 01, 2012

    God bless you and your lovely little girls. I enjoyed your note. Haven't used the hoveround much because the weather hasn't been that great. Wish I were with you and with your family too. Love you xxxxxx Grandma Hughes

    PS from Aunt Sue: Just last week Gma rescued a potted gift plant by trimming it back and putting it outside on the patio in the warm sunshine days we had, so she hasn't lost her touch. The plant is thriving as are all of her other plants and when we have a night with freezing temps we bring her rescue plant in. Mom's roses continue to thrive also...

    1. Thank you Aunt Sue, missing her! Sending love

  6. Katie,

    Thanks for sharing! I love your perspective on life, family and appreciating every moment. Love the pic of you at the book signing.

    - Lisa

  7. Thank you Lisa, I am new to comments and just seeing this :-) Hope all is well