We spent last weekend (sunshining!!! are we in the same country!!!) in Wisconsin with our daughter and son in law and three beautiful grandchildren. Ally had just turned three, so there was a big family celebration. I will never forget her sweet angelic little face as she opened each gift. She would cock her head and smile and say thank you. When she was finished opening all of them, she went to each person, looked them in the eyes, in some cases her little hands on the faces of her admirers, and said "Thank you for my pwesents."
On Saturday morning we went to Jack and Meggan's soccer game. The look on Meggan's face when she got her first goal was priceless. Her smile, so big an beautiful, got even bigger and brighter! In fact, as she ran down the court she looked like she was giggling to herself. Priceless!
Jack loves soccer. He not only scored a goal, but he was a great goalie!!!! And every time a ball came close to his goal, he was beaming, as if he couldn't wait to stop it and kick it back. Ever since Jack could run, he has loved running. I want to say "Run, Forest, run!" Some day he will be old enough to watch Forest Gump, and I'll bet he will identify with him.
Sunday afternoon we went to Jack's first piano recital. It is so awesome to see this precious red headed grandson "tickling the ivories" (ok, so I have reeeeeeeeally aged myself with that expression). He has a natural ear for music and seems to love it.
Meggan donned her Irish dance wig and costume for us and showed us her latest steps....a budding star. She had numerous performances during the week. She's on her way.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of going to the science fair at the grammar school where three of our son and daughter in law's children attend (it is also the same school that our four children attended). Erin, who is in first grade, was in a science fair. Her experiment was called Dancing Raisins. She was adorable as she explained the whole process...and, indeed, the raisins danced. Molly and Jimmy came in from their class rooms to view the projects....more hugs and smiles.
Patrick, as I mentioned in an earlier post, was with us for St Patrick's Day.
So, our hearts are full and we look forward to the next week of treasured memories. In the dreary days I tap into these memories, and so many more, and my spirits are lifted.....and I am blessed with a rainbow.
I wish you peace today and blessings....and rainbows.