She Is A Blessing


The bright yellow dandelions in the yard matched her yellow rain boots. It was a beautiful sunny spring day, not a rain cloud in sight…she chose to wear her yellow rubber boots just because she loves them. And isn’t that enough of a reason? Just because she loves them.

Life has changed a lot for me over the past year and a half, in a good way. My husband (a.k.a PopPop) and I (a.k.a Nana) have had the opportunity to have our granddaughter live with us. Without getting into all the details of the why’s and the what’s, let’s just say having her live here, for now, has been (and is) a blessing.

I have the opportunity to see this world through her young eyes. It’s a gift, really. A toddler’s perspective is one of excitement and exploration. Each day is a new adventure. When she pats my head and kisses my hair, magically everything is right with the world. When she holds my hand when we go for walks, everything looks fresh and clean and beautiful. When we blow dandelion seeds into the wind, examine rocks, and laugh at dog licks to the face, life seems so much more easy and simple and extraordinary.



Hugs and kisses, and story time. Elmo and stuffed animals and gummie bears. Bath time and bubbles, and silly, crazy laughing. Snacks and sippy cups and my cup running over with gratitude. I look at her and my other grands, along with my children, my feelings for them are the closest thing I will ever know (in this life) to unconditional love.


It might not have been this way. My oldest son and daughter-in-law had some rocky times. Relationship issues. Little Sweet Pea was not planned by her parents, but even so, she is, and always was, part of God’s plan. Every. Single. Day. I am so grateful that they chose life. They chose to bring her into this world…..and the world is a better place because of it. I cannot imagine my life without her.


I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 NIV