The title of this blog comes from one of my favorite hymns."It is Well With My Soul"
When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul
Friday, December 16, 2011
Part of the purpose of this blog is to help me remember days past....our everyday life, so today's post is simply about marking a milestone of sorts in our family.
We have been helping to care for our grandchildren two evenings a week for the last eighteen months. They would come to the house in the late afternoon and stay through the evening. We helped with homework, dinner and baths. These regularly scheduled evenings are now done, (their mom is excited) and although we will miss this routine, it's a good thing .... and don't feel bad for us, we will still see them pretty frequently.
The things I want to remember;
All hands on deck for dinner preparation. Stools pulled up to the counters so little hands could reach.
Table setting, it was a big deal, the kidlets took turns choosing the placements they wanted and the plates they wanted to use (I have a lot of thrift store mismatched)
Miss B and Big Guy's discussion on who's turn it was to sit next to Pop Pop at dinner, every time!
The white step stool Little Miss claimed as her own the first time she saw it, that was her dinner chair
Miss B and her books, each week there would be a new one
Helping them memorize their scripture verse for the week
The hats and tiaras Little Miss would insist that I would wear for the duration of the visit...she of course would wear one as well
Big Guy and Pop Pop playing Angry Birds
Little Miss sitting on Pop Pop's shoulder as he took her out to the car, he would gallop, she would giggle...giddy up horsey
Little ones grow up quickly and you have a tendency to forget the things that made you smile, this will help me to remember. Counting my blessings one by one.