My most treasured heirlooms are sweet memories with my family, especially my grandson, Ellis Job.
Memories bring a warm glow to my soul.
This past week has been a blessing .
Feeding the ducks in the warmth of the sun.
My husband (Pappy) and I (Nonnie), had the opportunity to keep our almost three-year-old grandson for an entire week. This isn’t the first time, but I have to say, the most memorable, so far. Although we both still worked all week, I have the pleasure of working from home. I must say, my schedule was a bit busier but so worth it.
Somehow, we managed to fill each day with fun and play, as well as visiting the local park to feed the ducks.
Just as the sun was beginning to set, the rays beamed from behind the trees in our direction. I purposely decided not to take my camera because I wanted to focus solely on Ellis. This was our last night with him before traveling eight hours back to be home with his parents. After seeing so much warmth in the moment, I pulled out my cell phone and began to snap some shots.
Pappy and Ellis walk hand-in-hand.
I love everything about this moment. This was a Pappy-Ellis moment. I have many moments with him that brings a smile to my face, but watching him with my husband brings warmth to my heart. The sun behind us casts a shadow of all three of us. How warm is that? The memorable moment is shadowed by the warmth of the sun.
As the sun sets, all I can think of are the warm memories made with Ellis Job.
That moment had come when we knew it was time to go. We packed up the empty bags of bread slices and popcorn and walked toward the car. The drive home was beautiful in so many ways. Listening to a toddler talk is so illuminating with the many thoughts and questions of why. “Why?” has become his favorite word and I love that.
As I looked out the window, the warm sun glowed in a distance as it set for the night. Once again, I pulled out my cell phone and snapped a shot. What a perfect ending to a perfect day.
Some memories are unforgettable. This memory will forever remain vivid and heart-warming as time goes by.
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