Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Hearts Day....



I'm not big on V...Day...
but I do like the term hearts day...
so Happy Hearts day....
I remember when my kids were small...
older women (40's and up)(now that sounds so much younger)
would tell me....
enjoy those babies...they grow up too fast...
well when you are up to your arm pits...
in diapers...toys...cleaning house...spit up...fevers...
staying up all night...never getting a shower...
you think those ladies are nuts....
and when your kids hit middle school...
you think...what happened to my sweet babies...
well I believe the good lord has a great plan...
Grandchildren....
you get to enjoy them...love them...do all the fun things with them..
then you send them back to Mommie and Daddy...
for the hard stuff....
and you find yourself telling all those young Mommies and Daddies..
enjoy them now..
because they grow up too fast...
and they look at you....that older woman (any one over 30 is older)...
through those worn out eyes....with spit up on there shirts...
and think....
this old lady is nuts....
and we smile to ourselves...
they will find out the hard way....
so if your young....enjoy those babies...
if your a grandma or grandpa....
enjoy those babies...

16 comments:

texwisgirl said...

How sweet... Love the x's on the little britches!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Truer words were never spoken!! Don't you just love those little hands?! Happy Heart Day,Deb!!

Linda Chapman said...

I love your pics and post! I have four precious GK's myself. But I also had my last two children when I was just about 'grandmother' age....so I feel kind of like I had my OWN GRANDchildren! Since I was older I believe I was more aware of the treasures they were....and still are!

Deb said...

Amen! Love those pudgy baby hands.

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

Well said...sweet Deb. Love all the pictures of Little Britches. Hugs and Happy Hearts Day!

Clint said...

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Love my kids (all grown) and have wonderful memories of their childhoods, but God---I couldn't go thru that again! :)

nanny said...

Amen, Amen!!!!!
Well said! The babies are having their own babies before we know it!

Lori said...

Love those little feet and those bib overalls. There's nothing better on a babe than bibs! :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Happy Hearts Day! Such sweet photo collages! Nice words, too!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Hugs and ♥'s...
On Valentine Day!

Poopers AKA 2Ply said...

I love those dimples in his knuckles. So cute. :)

Cherrie said...

You are so right!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Good advice on Heart Day...Love Those Grands! Happy Heart Day!

Living Rheum Journals said...

Came over by way of Dawn's place (cottage state of mind). Lovely blog and yes, they surely do grow very quickly. Daughter with 3 year old daughter and son now towers over me at 6'8"!.. Boy they sure do go by quick. Hugs. T

Sares said...

Happy Valentine's Day Grammie, to you and Little Britches!

Quilt Monkey said...

That saying that Grandchildren are so much more fun than our own never means much until you have some grandchildren! And yes, the years fly by so I try to tell my kids to enjoy their kids as much as they can right NOW! When I looked at your pictures, I was immediately drawn to their chubby hands. Precious!