I have 3 grandchildren who live in Georgia. It's roughly 3-4 hours away and I don't get down there as much as I would like. I miss these little guys so much. Ella is 3, Lilly is 20 months and Elijah is 6 months. I haven't been down since the end of May and I'm getting so needy for small arm hugs and small mouth kisses.
This past Wednesday, my son called to see if I wanted to do a little skyping. You have to ask????? Of course, Grammy is always ready to skype. I ran to my laptop and got settled and waited for the bom-de-boo of the skype call.
Oh what joy to see those smiling faces. I am so in love with these small creatures. They make my heart sing. My son has bought a tablet to do the viewing on because the girls are never still. Ella was so excited about seeing Grammy. Lilly was right up in the camera and so cute. I asked her to say hi, Grammy, and SHE DID! She hasn't said Grammy before and oh, talk about excited. She is the stinker of the group, always into something. Ella told me about her first day of preschool and how much she liked it and then did a few bounces on her trampoline for me with a great dismount. I applauded and gave her a 10!
Lilly was wearing her favorite play necklace and I commented on how pretty she looked in her necklace so she tried to put it on me! She tried so hard to get that necklace on me on the tablet. It was just so cute.
Then we had to go on a tour of the house. So funny. I got to see Ella's new bed and Eli's and Lilly's room, but Dad called a halt to view Mom and Dad's room.
Bedtime called so the girls came to tell me good night and blow me kisses. Ella is so sweet, she always says, "nite nite Grammy, I love you". Lilly just wanted to give me a hug. She hugged the tablet so hard she grunted, then gave me the sweetest smile and said, "love you".
Ah, grandchildren. If you don't have grandchildren, there is no describing the joy and the heart filling love you get from them. I am so lucky that these 3 small beings are in my life. It is such a joy each time one of them says, "love you". Oooh, my heart will swell and a huge smile comes on my face.
And there will be another addition in January. My daughter, who lives in Tennessee but almost the same distance away from me, is having a baby. I'm one thrilled and lucky Grammy. Life couldn't be sweeter.