Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

Weekly Photo Challenge:  From Above

My first granddaughter, Liza. I took this on a special outing I had with only Liza. We were at Jamestown VA in the Pocahontas village. Liza was grounding her own cornmeal just like Pocahontas would have done. I had so much fun with her, pretending to be Indians… although SHE got to be Pocahontas!

This was taken “from above”… in August, 2011, when she was only 2. I miss our time together.

My Little Chunkaddodle Turns 4! Cuteness overload….

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4 years ago, February 2, 2009, God blessed us with our very first grandchild!  Happy birthday to  one of the biggest loves of my life, my little “Chunkadoodle”.

Being a Mawmaw has brought me many emotions I couldn’t have imagined I’d have.  First of all, I would never have guessed that I could POSSIBLY love another human being the way I love my own children.  My heart swells with emotion beyond love for this little angel.  When I hear her tiny little voice say “Mawmaw, come meer, I want to SHOW you sumpin”… and then she brings me a flower…

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When she screams, “Mawmaw, I wanna swing HIGH , all the way to the MOON!”

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When she pretends not to hear me when I tell her it’s time to leave because she’s MUCH too busy climbing the jungle gym…  And she makes me have to run and catch her to bring her down…

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When she says, “Pawpaw, Come meer, I wanna give you a hug” and I see my husband melt…

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When she falls asleep eating a chicken nugget on the way to somewhere…Image

And when we finally get to “somewhere”, how she makes me laugh because she wants to try on every hat in the gift shop…Image

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When she tells a funny joke and she cracks her OWN self up…

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When she’s in her own little world and she doesn’t know we’re part of that world…

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When she’s ready to take on the world with a cannon AND a sippy cup…

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When she causes her daddy grief because she’s too squirmy…

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When she thinks I’m Reeeeediculous……

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When she says “Pawpaw, I tired.  Gimme a piggy back wide”…

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But especially when she laughs…

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These are the moments when I realize why I live, why I breathe, why I love…

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Liza,

Through you I see the future,

Through me you’ll see the past,

In the present we’ll love one another,

As long as these moments shall last.

(author unknown)

Happy birthday my angel!  It breaks my heart to be so far away but you’re in the biggest part of my heart every single day!