Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Silent Sunday Morning

Little Levi

We overslept this morning, and probably needed to. We don't like to miss church, but our eyes popped open at precisely the time we normally leave the house. I'm fast at getting ready, but I'm not that fast! ;-)




I guess we were so wiped out that neither one of us thought about an alarm last night. We stayed up and waited for the call that they arrived home safely last night and then went to sleep.




It's been a happy, happy kind of busy around here! Levi and Jamie were here for a visit, it lasted a week, but we had to pack enough in that week to make it last for a few more months until we get to see him again at Christmastime.

It's exhilarating, and we love very minute. But after they leave, there's a hollow feeling --one that tells us that it's way too quiet around here.

This morning, I just sat for a time and had coffee in the fall sunshine and listened to it, smiling, remembering all the fun and the snuggles and baths and rocking him to sleep under his special little quilt.

We sure miss the little guy, but are so thankful that we are able to travel to see him, and they to see us!

We are thankful for the weather we had while they were here, that Jamie was able to enjoy some of a Michigan fall once again. And most of all, thankful for the safe trip back home and good weather for making it all in one day.

We are thankful that family matters and that the ties are able to be strengthened each time we visit.

Grand parenting is truly a wonderful thing, such enjoyment, and unbelievable love for that child. I am in awe of this privilege, that we were able to be grandparents to this precious little fellow....to one of the sweetest, smartest babies ever. (Of course!)









Papa brought Levi a brightly colored leaf from the woods to see. I was amazed at how coordinated he is with his hands at four months....to be able to grasp the tiny stem on the leaf with both his hands and hold onto it!





Jamie wanted Nana and Papa to carve a pumpkin with Levi, so we did. She brought his little costume, so we could see him in it, too. Wasn't that thoughtful of her?





We lit it up and turned off the lights so he could see the glow, what fun to watch his eyes as he looked!






The pictures we take while he's here are a balm to the soul after he leaves! We sure do love this little man!

I sure do hope you have a WONDERFUL Sunday, and I'll be talking to you soon!
XOXO
Joni

6 comments:

glor said...

What beautiful pictures, what a beautiful little man! I can only imagine how you must miss him but just think of what a holiday you will have this year. Bless you all.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Awww. SO sweet. I know exactly how you feel. When our granddaughter Trena comes with her mama and daddy from Montana is is like a party around here. Then...when they leave....I just set down and cry. We only get to see them but 2x a year, so we make up for it with Skype and lots of phone calls. Not the same, but we are thankful.

KATHY said...

Your grandson is beautiful!! What lovely photos.

Kathy

mary your sis said...

Awwww, he is the cutest little guy and he is fortunate to have such a great Mommy and Daddy and Nana and Pawpaw! You must be so proud of what a wonderful mother Jamie has become! Glad to hear they made it home and I'm grateful we were able to see them! Missed you, Thad!

Grandma Becky said...

How fun for you and your family to be together. Grand parenting is awesome! I am knitting my granddaughter a sweater. Somebody said that I must love her alot to do that. I love to knit so I don't mind! Take care and have a great week. Love the photos!

Carol said...

Joni,
What a little cutie! I'm glad you had such a great visit. Grandparenting is wonderful.