This is my second blog written to capture memories made with our grandchildren. The link to my first blog, "Meet Our Grandchildren," is listed below in the right hand column. Hope you have time to read some of it. Our journey to becoming grandparents has been full of adventure and much love.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Zack's Room Brings A Reflection
Here is what adorns the walls in Zack's room. His tenth birthday gift was a weekend in the city with his family. He had a fantastic time. He says New York City is where he plans on living some day. Thus we have the picture with the city's skyline.
Then there are the guitars, the favorite hat and the awesome poster. Yes, Zack's favorite band is AC/DC. He and three friends have formed their own band and are really getting good. Whose music do they play? Right, AC/CD.
If I remember correctly, I took these pictures at Michelle's and Don's house on Christmas day. As usual I was walking around with camera in hand. Then it dawned on me. This was The Baldwin's last Christmas in the ole homestead. I walked from room to room and reflected on all the wonderful memories our family have made in this little house.
Kristen was five and Michelle three when we moved into our adorable dream house. You have to understand owning our own house was our dream.
It happened overnight. Our house became our family's home. We had a very large backyard for our baby girls to run and play. They had the prettiest "girly" rooms. And all their friends were welcome; always. We had large family parties for all the momentous occasions in our girls' lives until the day they married.
As I sit here my mind is flashing back to memory after memory. I see Ken's Mom and Dad Christmas morning joining us for breakfast. I see my Dad drinking coffee at the kitchen table, sitting in the chair he always sat in. I see Easter egg hunts, birthday parties, autistic children from St. Coleman's where Michelle taught enjoying a picnic and pool party, many Christmas mornings filled with smiles, laughter and so much happiness, our beautiful girls wearing their prom gowns, graduation gowns and, finally, their wedding gowns. I could go on forever.
Our family have had the happiest of years in this wonderful dream house of ours. They could not have been any more special if we lived in a mansion. I will take a few more pictures before The Baldwin Family move to their dream house, where they will make many more memories for their family. You see, it always comes back to memories. I am so thankful to have each and every one of them. Hugs and kisses,
know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure -- behind a thin veil you cannot see through. You will not see me, so you must have faith. I wait for the time when we can soar together again, -- both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life
to its fullest. And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart . . . I will be there.
The above rainbow appeared over Amanda's garden shortly after her family planted it. Truly a sign our Special Angel Baby is watching over us.
I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, Ken, two amazing daughters, Kristen and Michelle, their husbands, Corey and Don, and five grandchildren who have touched my heart in more ways than I can ever verbalize. My fondest memories are of my Dad spending precious time with my daughters telling stories of times gone by, building forts in his living room, eating corn toasties dripping with butter. The list goes on and on. My daughters recount these memories of Grampa Harpy to their children. This blog is my endeavor to recount special times shared and many memories made with my very special grandchildren. It is my hope they will share them with others as the years go by.