img1456670633234Today…a day where I was always one step ahead..(magical) and we followed and were right on schedule…(magical) a day with a morning nap-giving me an entire free hour- (magical) a quite lunch- (magical) A clean house (clean might be an over exaggeration) but in order..Good grandmas have sticky floors, messy kitchens, Laundry piles, dirty ovens, and Happy grandchildren 🙂 …but there were chores-started & finished, chores accomplished almost effortlessly- (magical)…


And looking back on today I realized something …every day has its magic..those little magical moments if we pay close attention..and notice, we just need to be aware and remember we can never get the day back again.



Every day is a gift…the easy days and the long days..the smiles, laughter, tears…study their little faces and feet.


Be in the present and enjoy the day, it will be gone before you know it. So embrace not only the peaceful (magical) days, but the chaotic ones also for they have their magical moments to!


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Learning to Embrace the Changes. . One Change at a time…One Challenge at a time …One Day At A Time

I’ve been a full time grandparent since he was two months old,img1447204796451 

he’s now 7 1/2 months…LrMobile2201-2016-062745877266919214Wow… the number of things that have changed..the changes themselves..& the changes still to come..I’ve learned the more I resist them the harder the change. .so I’m trying to embrace the changes- to find a way to live with..make peace with..accept the changes openly with less resistance & learn – grow from them.  Change can be good I’m learning…I’m learning -* Change helps us grow in ways we never thought we could.



“The challenges we face in life often create the best part of us…” Bette Kelley


Surrender to what is, Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. ~ Sonia Ricotte



Focusing on the GOOD


Starting all over again..Raising my grandchild while (grieving for my child & the difficulties that have led to this situation) is very challenging but also very rewarding…so everyday I try and focus on the good…

1. The  Bad- Loss of Independence ~ The Good- Giving him a sense of security…providing him with a stable enviroment- LIFE IS BETTER AT GRANDMA’S HOUSE

2. The Bad- Less energy the second time around~ The Good-Wisdom from experience….I’ve  done this before and learned from the mistakes I made as a first time parent… MORE CONFIDENT

3. The Bad- Full time grandparent is sometimes overwhelming ~ The Good- A deeper more involved relationship with my grandson & the immense joy of GETTING TO SEE HIM GROW AND LEARN