Saturday, April 8, 2017
Suddenly, not just reliable Rachel came inside, but her two delightful daughters, Alice and Celia, both eager to come with mom while she focused on my dinner and making a new soup, I had sweet company! They each came with homemade birthday gifts, and were delighted with Bella, who was somewhat wary at first, then realized these girls were way more friendly than Rose's little hyper-dog, Pearl. She welcomed their attention, people who immediately were at her eye level and wanting to engage with her. We put on the Raffi music on Pandora, and to our delight, they had a new "Grandma" who lives close by, and I had fun being Grandma. I've been missing this more than I knew with my own granddaughters living far away, and not coming to visit this summer. I am beginning to see why several friends so adore being Grandma. It can be lovely to be Grandma more than once or twice a year!
We are off to a lovely start, and as the weather is warmer and brighter, we shall find ways to have fun that we all can look forward to. Change can be lovely, not just what we are seeing on our political front. That too shall change! Hopefully more sharing our love and concern will help turn this world around, and we can find better ways to engage in this world than creating war and discounting what is happening to our future for all generations. Never give up!