I am so thankful that they live in Omaha and I am getting to watch them grow each week.
We raised our children here in Omaha and my family lives 1,000 miles away in Morgantown, WV. We would take our summer vacation there every year. I loved taking our children to be with my family in Morgantown. We have so many wonderful memories of our annual trek back east. Believe it or not, the car trip was some of our best times. We would spend a night on the road and swimming in the hotel pool and jumping on the beds were some of our kids favorite moments. When we would get into the car to begin the trip, we would YELL our chant...."VACATION, VACATION WE'RE GOING OUT OF TOWN!! We'd say it about three times. That was how we started each and every trip home. As much as I loved these trips and that time with my family, I am so glad that our grandchildren are here in Omaha.
I cherish the time with Theo and Violet for sure. But, equally as much I love this time with Emily. It is so wonderful when your children become your friends. I am so grateful for the relationship we have with all our children. They are for sure mine and Ty's favorite people to be with. Annie is in NYC and Tyler and Turner are busy finishing their college degrees. Our time with them is great but really limited. Emily on the other hand has all the time in the world to hang out with her mom. I love watching her in her role as a mom. She is amazing, so patient and kind. As I watch how she talks to Theo when he needs corrected I can only hope I was that calm and collected. Somehow I do not remember that being the case!!!
I dreamed of the day that I would be a nonnie and I am sure loving it. It is all and more than it was cracked up to be. So this Wednesday my heart is filled with gratitude that Emily, Paul, Theo and Violet live in Omaha NE. I am filled with gratitude that I have the flexibility to spend a day each week with Emily and the kids. And I am really thankful that I have a daughter that wants to spend the day hanging out with her mother. My life is so blessed and rich I sometimes need to pinch myself. I sure look forward to my Wednesdays