I am currently babysitting my granddaughter, Alexandria, while her mommy works.
Yes, I am tired, but I love it. My hat is off to those of you who are raising your grandkids full time. That is a tremendous amount of work. You are saints.
When I was a working mom, I made up my mind that I would watch my grandkids while their parents worked. It never did work out that way because I was still working when my first grandchild was born.
I would think this most often when I was frustrated and needed someone to watch my kids and I had to turn to strangers. I am thankful for those people who did care for my children when I worked, but I would have been so much happier to have been there myself.
Anyway, back to my granddaughter. We have this ritual at naptime where we giggle. I will do whatever it takes to get her giggling. Playing peekaboo, rubbing her nose with mine…she loves it. And it makes my heart swell.
Then of course, I have to end it after a few minutes so that she will sleep. I do this by covering my face and pretending to sleep. That’s when she will fuss a bit but finally settle down into that beautiful steady breathing of sleep.
I was laying there watching her sleep today when I saw her giggle in her sleep!
It was beautiful. It made me cry with such love.
As I was watching her I thought I need a picture so I will always remember this but of course by the time I got my phone into camera mode the moment was gone.
So I prayed Lord please let me always remember this scene.
Suddenly I realized that I can’t even remember my own kids falling asleep or any of these precious moments. I remember that we had some but I can’t remember exactly how it all looked and felt.
Then I was crying out of sadness. These moments are so beautiful that I want to capture them and remember them forever.
I am so in love with my grandkids.
Please tell me about your precious moments. I would love to hear them.