Recently as we were getting ready for church, Jack came into the bathroom. He wanted to do his usual morning rituals and rummage through my makeup drawer and name off everything one by one.
He tries to run away with my toothbrush.
He pulls out hair products and maybe finds a few unmentionables little boys shouldn’t find.
Today he wanted to shave. What little boy doesn’t like to pretend to shave with Pappas electric shaver?
The memories took over as I watched my husband “pretend “shave with my grandson.
My Dad used to “pretend” shave with Kyle. I closed my eyes and I swore I could smell his aftershave. He wore the same smell for as long as I can remember. The longer he’s gone, the harder it is to remember sounds and smells. I don’t want to forget, but time is the stealer of things.
As the new baby time approaches, it’s hard not to want to remember when Jack was a baby. Facebook allows those memories to not be far from the surface.
We are excited to start this all over again. The front porch swing is all ready.
Time will continue to move forward and as we get older, it seems to move faster and faster.
I try so hard not to forget. I want to relish in the happy times and learn and grow from the not so happy.
The memory of Dad (Papa PeeWee) singing to Jack as a infant makes me smile. I wish that Jack and all other grand babies would have known him. Photos and pictures will keep his memory alive. Enjoy his rendition of Old MacDonald had a Farm.
As we move through the days, the weeks, the months and the years at lightning speed, live your days to the fullest.
Don’t wait to make amends
Don’t wait to say I’m sorry
Don’t wait to say I love you
Don’t wait to invite people over. No one cares if your house is clean or dirty. For goodness sakes, most of the time I don’t allow people in and they have to party at the pool.
Don’t wait to go on that trip even if your budget only allows for a staycation. It doesn’t matter what you do, just do it.
Make memories. Love your people.
Happy Saturday friends!