My son and his family go home today. God, I will miss him. And them. We had so much fun. Ate out a lot, went to the beach quite a bit, went to my sister’s house for a couple of days. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The kids thought they were in paradise. And they were.
Mostly I loved getting to know my son’s girlfriend and her daughter. Her daughter calls me Gramma Deb and told me I was the best grandma. I think that is because she only has me and her mother’s mother, who is not well with early-onset Alzheimers. I forgot how exhausting kids can be, but she is such a good little girl (she’s 7). She finds her own stuff to do and keeps herself occupied. She loved playing all my musical instruments: the gong, the bowls, the keyboard, the drums.
She is so sweet, such a loving child. Always laughing, never mean. I adore her. I’m hoping my health remains good enough that when she is old enough to fly here by herself, she can come in the summer to visit.
Anyway, the visit was all I hoped it would be and more. I watch my son parent this little girl and I’m so proud of him. So proud of the loving caring and smart way he takes care of her. I know he is determined to be the father he didn’t have. He also treats his girlfriend wonderfully, and that makes me very happy too. And me, he treats me like a loving son, helps out in the kitchen, picks up after himself and his daughter, doesn’t complain about stuff. It’s a pleasure to be around him.
I will miss them. I feel very blessed to have these awesome people in my life, as my family.
So, I’m back, I’m sure I’ll have a lot more to say in the next few days. But I’m one happy lady, and one sad one too, to have to take them to the airport and say goodbye. I’ll be going out to Denver sometime this summer, which will be fun.
Life is good. Love and light to all.