Thursday, November 12, 2009

wise words from a wise man

today i took the kids to visit my grandpa. he's currently in assisted living where he also recieves daily physical therapy. he hates the place. the food is bad. the rooms are sterile. it makes me so sad to see him in this place. mostly because he has always been such a strong man.


i wheeled him outside (isla pushed the boys in the stroller) to sit in the sun for a while. the rays of sunlight landing on his cheeks and i wanted to take him back to his 80th birthday party. we talked about my dad's travel, rhett's red hair, and few other things. but mostly, i could tell my kids were making him a bit nervous. we walked him back to his room and then he told me that i had beautiful children. and that i'm a wonderful mother. and then he told me to take them to feed the ducks.

and so i did.


first isla was complaining that this wasn't pt defiance. and then they spotted the park...

5 comments:

Rebecca Parker said...

So bittersweet re: your grandpa! what priceless time with him despite the circumstances! way to be obedient & follow his recomm to feed ducks with your kids...that's pretty quality bonding too!

Molly Gehring said...

I am totally balling right now. Maybe a bit of an overreaction since I don't even know your grandpa, but somehow I can relate. I love how you are with your family. Then to see Macrae's sweet little face. It just gets to me. I guess I needed a good cry. love you.

alexismunoadyer said...

very sweet. I'm so glad you took time to visit him. Someday we will all hopefully be that old and when i am I hope my sweet granddaughter visits me. I love the one of Chubbas chasing Isla! haha

Molly W. said...

M's hair is getting so dark! What a sweet day, friend. xo

Rebecca said...

Hey Anna, love this story of grandpa,and love your pics!!I just starting blogging and i feel so funny about following people , but im following you now girl!!love me