our grandbaby Annabelle!
Every waking minute was spent watching, holding, feeding, bathing,
entertaining, and playing with Annabelle.
Who would have thought it could be such fun to
watch a baby touch a bush,
or play with a button on a brown college kid couch???
...and I am okay with that!
As most things in life I have a theory,
on where the magic comes from......
When we are young we are something like the grinch
with a heart that is 3 sizes too small.
constant care ourselves and life can be too easy
as others pave the way for our every want...
overindulgent parents should feel a bit of guilt about now!
BUT as we grow and learn to love others,
and give service... our heart grows
and we GET IT!
with it's massive learning curve in patience and tolerance!
While in the teenage trenches our heart is growing to keep up with
the constant pain of loud music, rolled eyes, slammed doors,
and the ever present teenage scowl.
pancakes on a Saturday morning,
...even when my mom said no,
I have very big shoes to fill at Nellie's Cottage!
Oh that my heart will someday be as big as hers...