Thursday, August 3, 2017

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” ~Alex Haley I listen to the chatter of my granddaughter who is downstairs using her imagination and playing a game with dolls that were mine when I was a child. I wish it wasn’t special. […]

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

“Kids are hard–they drive you crazy and break your heart–whereas grandchildren make you feel great about life, and yourself, and your ability to love someone unconditionally, finally, after all these years.” ~ Anne Lamott, Some Assembly Required It’s strange to be planning indoor activities while our granddaughter is with us this summer but that’s what we […]

Monday, July 31, 2017

“Grandmotherhood initiated me into a world of play, where all things became fresh, alive, and honest again through my grandchildren’s eyes.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd I wake to the smell of smoke. Confused, for a moment, I wonder if we left a window open. A quick and quiet check confirms they are closed but the […]

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

“We are all joined in a circle of stories.” ~ Linda Joy Myers, Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing We’re having lunch at the mall–grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter–and it strikes me that thirty-plus years ago we were at the same place. Grandmother then, now long gone, but remembered always. Grandmother now, then […]

Monday, June 26, 2017

“The soul is healed by being with children.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky Waking early after a long day and late night. Little feet tiptoe into my room. Early morning snuggles, quiet conversations, we ease into the day. She helps me with my post of the day. The image makes her think of cotton candy. Sweet–like she is. […]