Monday, November 23, 2009

Zoom Zoom

This weekend I got to zoom down to Louisville to spend some time with my youngest daughter. She's 36 weeks pregnant and, on her doctor's advice, stayed home while her husband and children visited his family about two and a half hours away.

Being "large with child" (this does not mean she is large only the part of her carrying the baby is large - she's still small) makes things more difficult for her which in turn makes things more sweet for me because I was NEEDED. I could be so helpful. This time could go toward making up for all the time that I can't spend time with her because she's 300 miles away. I could help her get ready for Christmas, we could shop together, and best of all we could have lunches and dinners together. It was the BEST!

Then on Saturday night and Sunday morning I got to spend some time with two of my precious grandchildren that I just don't get to see enough of.

So I zoomed down there in 4 hours on Friday and zoomed back in 4 hours on Sunday. I got to take advantage of the blessing of being retired and the 'new to us car' that we hadn't taken on a long road trip yet. I did it all by myself and felt good about every moment of it.

Life is sweet when you're sixty-three.


  1. Beautiful pictures of your grandchildren and a beautiful sentiment expressed when you say, "life is sweet when you're 63"! Thanks for the wonderful, uplifting message and reminder!

  2. I'm so glad you got to spend time alone with your daughter. Those times are so special. I'm sure your daughter loved spending time with you. You are so lucky to have two new grandkids to look forward to.

  3. I'm so glad you got to go, I knew you would have a great time. Sarah is a lucky gal! ;)

  4. What a great weekend you had! You are blessed indeed!

  5. Gorgeous grand-babies! How nice that you got to visit your daughter before she has her baby. Too bad you live so far away. I hope you get to visit again when the little one is born :)
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  6. What a great way to spend the weekend!


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