Babies are amazing. When around a baby you adore, you're simultaneously invigorated, drained, goofy, on alert, willing to do anything for the next giggle, and wanting the little one to have better than you could've dreamed of having.
I'm a Nana.
Sometimes, I can't believe I'm a Nana. Some of my friends are still raising children, but I've got #5 grandbaby on the way.
Having grandbabies is akin to expecting wonderful surprises, constantly.
Grandbabies keep you on your toes.
This last several days (Monday through Friday), I stayed at my youngest daughter's house while her husband had surgery to reattach his shoulder. Yes, it sounds as bad as it really is.
Stefanie and Brice had a tough week in front of them, and I had this near-two-year-old to watch over for the duration, complete with baby monitor at night for me to handle middle-of-the-night issues so Daddy and Mommy could confront post-surgery agonies.
The family photo above is from last Christmas (2019). I like this shot over the cleaned-up version. The chaos brought by little ones isn't a bad thing. The kids make the photo interesting. It's natural.
My week with Lily is finished, but her daddy, Brice, has a long road ahead for healing. He's in great shape, and I'm hoping the worst of his surgery ordeal is behind him. Recovery isn't for wimps, that's for sure.
He'll be eligible to begin physical therapy in about five-six weeks, but for now, his body has got to allow the hardware reattachments to take hold, for permanence.
Back at home, things are not as fun as when I am with Lily. Although, I suppose it's been good for my body to rest since I give deserving loved ones my ALL.
As I get ready for bed, I think of the lessons Lily re-taught me:
1. Find easy laughs with those who truly matter.
2. Give your best to those who care about you day and night.
3. Never take it for granted that the rain doesn't land on your face while you're in bed.
I hope everyone is enjoying this New Year... 2021. I'm excited for it since "We" are multiplying! The fifth will be here mid-summer!