Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Graduation . . .

I know, I know, it's been a while since I have been here.  I won't even bore you with promises of doing better, because that would just be silly!

Like everyone else, June is a busy month.  Of course, school got out, and for me that meant my oldest grandson graduated high school!  Did I ever think this day would come . . . no.  Was I proud of him . . .  yes!  Congratulation, Christian, we sure do love you!  

It's hard to think that the years have gone by so quickly.  Just yesterday, he was that little boy who loved to cuddle with grandma, and beg me to read, Spider Man to him, just one more time.  One time I decided to fool him and not read all the words . . . he caught me!  He had the book memorized!  He was only 4 years old, but he knew all the words by heart, little stinker!  Christian and his sister, Taylor Jo, stayed with us for almost 5 months while his little sister was in the hospital; he was only 3 years old at the time.  He had a hard time going to sleep, so I would make up stories for him.  One night I had completely run out of ideas, so I had him make up the characters (he even named them) and the story line.  This is what we came up with:  

Shmalee, a beautiful dragon, had a friend named, Timmy.  One fine day . . . and the story would go from that point, with him making up the rest of the story, where they went and what they did.  He had quite the imagination!  We even had a song that went something like this . . . 

Shmalee and Timmy, Timmy and Shmalee
We are the very best of friends you see.
We like to have fun, and play in the sun,
For we are the very best of friends!

Don't judge me for lack my lack of imagination when it came to lyrics!  I would sing the song to him at the end of the story, which signaled bedtime.  It worked every time . . . almost!  We had so much fun making up the stories!  He still remembers, Shmalee and Timmy, but, what I want him to remember is how it made him feel.  It was a beloved time for me, that I hold very close to my heart.  


Christian and his mom and dad.

Christian with his family.

Well, onward and upward!  I have more to share, but it will have to wait for next time!

I will be catching up!




Weekend-Windup said...

It was nice to see all of them at a single roof. All the best for Christian for his further studies:)

Vee said...

Warm congratulations to Christian! What sweet memories you have of time spent together with him. You could be writing children's books and you have your characters already...Timmy and Shmalee!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Barb, your grandson is so handsome. Great photos! Don't they grow up much too fast, tho!

Loved hearing about the story telling. I agree with Vee, that you could be writing a children's book!

Hope you are doing well. It's such a busy time right now and I'm having a hard time keeping up in blogland, too. Not to mention that my laptop is getting cranky and makes working on it difficult.

Take care, my friend, and keep posting when you have time!

Marsha said...

Hey Barb....what a wonderful surprise to see you had posted. I love reading about you and your family. I am basically starting with my grandson of 3-years-old and hope to have the same relationship with him as you did/do with Christian. So far, he adores me and that's such a terrific feeling. We need to meet up again, are a wonderful lady.
Take Care, My Friend

Anonymous said...

Barb, what an adorable little song you wrote. I can see why your grandson wanted it sung every night! Glad to see you blogging. ♥

Billie Jo said...

Congratulations to your grandson!!!
And thank you for sharing that beautiful memory!
Time does indeed fly by doesn't it?
How I wish it would slow down!!!
Always happy to see you here, my friend.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

I love the story of his time with you. Being grandma is the best. He's a handsome young man!

LeAnn said...

We had such a grand time with you all for Christian's graduation. We love you all so much! It's fun to share grandchildren with you. I loved reading about your reading stories and Christian's imagination. He is so like his Dad in this way. Of course, the photos were fun too. Love it all and love you two~ Hugs!