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What I hope they feel

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Now that we have our first grandchild, I want to make their visits to our house, like a visit to the Magic Kingdom. I want them to have such fond memories of it as they grow into adults.

Photo by Mike Hartley

I thought about this as I saw the importance of my own children seeing their grandparents home for the last time. Talking about the rooms or parts of the yard they liked the best. You can see the memories in them.

I can envision one memory there so clearly. It is one that I will always have and take with me. When the children were very young we took them to their grandparents and my better half and I went to look at a kitten that was rescued. We ended up getting it and bringing it back to their home and the look and tears of joy on my daughters face can still bring a tear to my eye today.

I hope to make many happy occasions for many years to come for them. I want to watch them run from the car to the front door someday. I want them to walk in the kitchen and just start looking around like my children do.

As usual my better half is way ahead of me. The toy collection has begun and a toy box was needed already, and she isn’t a year old. And some recent larger toys and a stroller have invaded. I love it. I see something new and I can’t help but smile.

Maybe one day some of these will be part of their collection that they pass down to their kids. Time moves so fast. Seems like just yesterday we brought our own children back from the hospital after being born.

The outdoors were not fit for man or beast today so these artificial ones will have to do. That was some bright sun today. It was quite deceiving. Because that cold was as cutting as that beak.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • If only they knew.
  • If only I knew.
  • Does anyone know?
  • Oh no, everyone might know.
  • I do know that time got the best of me again today.
  • I do know my heart is a bit heavy for an important friend tonight.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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