Friday, January 8, 2010

Just some thoughts . . .


I am reading your comments from the posts I had scheduled to go up whilst I was away. And, as well, I want to come visit you all-and I hope to start on that this evening while things are quiet. So, for now, just some thoughts while trying to catch up on email business, R&T business, house business, husband business, dog business, blog/twitter/facebook business, publishing business....*big deep breath* . . .


When my daughter in law (Sarah) put out her hand to touch little Norah Kathryn's sweet belly, and "Granny Kat" had her hand on little Norah Kathryn's belly, I saw our ages, saw the smoothed hand of my daughter in law compared to the more aged hand attached to my arm. Whose hand was that I first wondered? Mine. It made me smile, the differences in those hands, and below our hands was the youngest of all, the 2 month old sweet baby, fresh from her bath, smiling and kicking her little legs.


There was this incredible moment when I realized how good a father my son is, even when he thinks he is not patient and all things fatherly, he is . . . young parents can't see themselves from a distance, but I did, and I saw Norah Kathryn's parents and was proud, proud of my son - and happy for Norah Kathryn.


Five in the morning, when the house was sleeping, Granny Kat sat with Norah Kathryn in her arms and the very very young stared into the eyes of the growing older and made a connection older than time...the Little One felt safe, well-fed, cuddled. The Older One felt awed - this is important, the Older One thought. This is the most important thing in the world, right now, this Little One is everything. All the world flew away and all there was in that room was the Older One and the Little One, and nothing else in the good old world mattered, nothing else remained but that moment.
She thought, "So, this is what they were talking about. So, this is what a grandmother feels like. So, this is what all the hullaballoo is. So . . . yes . . . now I see."


Snow really does glisten.


19 comments:

Glynis said...

That was so touching. I bet you had a wonderful time, happy memories.

Marguerite said...

Welcome back, cher! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Norah Kathryn is the cat's meow! Cher be be! Good luck with your to do list!

Deb@RGRamblings said...

She's so sweet - here's to magic moments and grandchildren!

DebraLSchubert said...

Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Little One is so lucky to have Older One in her life. ;-)

Jessie Carty said...

a sweet little baby!
strange coincidence that i wrote a poem yesterday after looking at a picture of myself at 12 and the similarities yet differences in my face :)

Susan R. Mills said...

What a sweet moment. I can't wait to experience that.

Patience-please said...

Welcome.
Home.

destrella said...

Beautiful moments! Thank you for sharing them with us. :O)

Walker said...

Look what you did.
I came in here to make a smart ass....can I say ass here....smart bum comment and you go and put up a cute baby picture.

I had a thought once.....I don;t remember what it was.

Grab these moments every chance you get.
The get faster when they grow up and hard to grab to hold onto

Titus said...

Just beautiful. And boy, doesn't she look like you?!

Doreen said...

Grandkids are the best!!

Karen said...

Welcome to the bragging granny club! Don'tcha love it! Glad you are back and she is darling. And a lot of beautiful hair. Touching thoughts, Kathryn.

Debbie said...

Oh my dear, dear friend. You must have felt like part of your heart ripped out when you left her. I'm so glad you had that time with her.

smiles4u said...

Oh yes Kat it is perfectly beautiful isn't it? It really is all that matters. How beautiful that you got to experience the first of many moments such as this. Brings tears to my eyes. How wonderful that you see what good parents they are and recognize it to them...so often times parents don't get to hear this. Here's to many more special moments my dear grandma friend. XX Lori

Stephanie Faris said...

Beautifully written! I think one of the most beautiful things about having children is becoming a grandmother. When you're all together you can see the family line and what a difference you've made in the world.

Jessica said...

Awwwww!!!! This is such a wonderful, sweet post. :-)

Analisa said...

I am so happy for you. What a joy to see your son as a father and yourself as a grandmother. A true blessing.

Protege said...

The header picture is very beautiful.;) Thank you for your very kind words at my place and for stopping by.;)
Cute baby.;)
xo
Zuzana

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

I cried with joy for you as I remember what it was like to hold my baby grandgirls at that age! Savor every moment!!