Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vision of loveliness....

We were through Marshall, Illinois back in August.  It is a small town...no bigger than the town I live in, if as big.  But it has the feel of a bigger, busier place.  In the business section of the town, there were these big pots of petunias along the sidewalks...such glorious bursts of color.  They were just so beautiful.  I love it when a town does this...flowers just add something to a town.
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The toot is sleeping still.  She has such a big heart.  She wants to come, but she misses her mommy so bad.  Well, Sarah made the mistake of telling her she could come and spend Friday night, and then said she would come on here yesterday.  Thinking Lorelei would get here and quickly forget it.  Instead, that is all she talked about was that her mommy was going to come.

She went to bed fine, but woke up about 2:00 a.m. wanting to know how much longer till her mama came...and saying she missed her....yet all the time she is doing this, she would pause and say, "Mamaw, know what?"  and I would say, "What?" and she would tell me she loves me.  So after a few distressing minutes, I started telling her things her mommy and Aunt R did when they were children, and things I did...  And she was all ears...every time I paused she would say, "And what else, Mamaw?"

Then I started telling her things Otto would say if he could talk...oh, my did she ever laugh. I have got to remember that one...it would probably be fun to do on drives.
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It is a beautiful day here, today.  I am hoping to either get something done this coming week...hoping I can get my creative juices flowing.  And also I would not mind taking a day trip somewhere, but not sure where.  I guess a lot will depend on the weather. 


11 comments:

Sandra said...

what a great idea to get her mind off of the coming and to put the ones she misses in her mind, i bet she misses Otto as much as mama and daddy.. so sweet

Betsy Adams said...

Thought of you ALOT this past week--as Neal took us to your old stomping grounds.. LOVED it.... Will blog about it on Wednesday--so don't miss it!!!!

Hope the Toot does okay today... Kids do miss their mothers --but it's good for them to be apart at times... Are they going to have another child???? Maybe Lorelei needs a brother or sister!!!!!! AND--you need more grandchildren!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

I agree, big pots of Petunias are really splashy and showy. You did the most wonderful thing, in thinking to tell her these stories.

Blackberry Lane said...

Great idea telling stories to get her mind off being homesick.

What gorgeous flowers.

George said...

Are you going to share some of those stories with us? The flowers are gorgeous.

We enjoyed seeing your old stomping grounds with Patti and Neal this past week.

Judy said...

I love it when towns put flowers out. We have a couple of grandkids who are like that and miss their moms. I'll have to remember to tell them stories.

Montanagirl said...

You're such a good Grandma! I wish my grandkids were closer. We're flying to Alaska for Christmas to be with our daughter and family. She had a baby girl on Sept. 15th, and they have a 2 year old girl that's just a lot like Lorelei in her personality and antics. She's quite a ham for the camera too. They just purchased their first home, so it'll be a fun and exciting Christmas.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lorelei is such a lovely child. She is likely very happy when ALL her favourite people are with her where she can see and hug them.

Yes, towns that decorate with flowers are very special. Maybe it's because our growing season is so short but all the towns in my area decorate with flowers.

don said...

A beautiful street flower. An interesting conversation with Lorelei. She's such a special little girl.

Susan said...

Awww Rose, what a great Grandma you are!

Carletta said...

I wouldn't mind having some of those lush filled pots in my yard. I can't understand how pots out in the public do so much better than mine at home. :)
When the girls are here they miss Mommy too. They might even shed a few tears if they talk on the phone to her but within a few minutes I can usually distract them with a cartoon or plans for the next day.

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