"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."

Thursday, February 25, 2010


As we were getting ready for bed tonight, Olivia Grace asked if I could read them a book. The deal was that I got to pick the book so I decided on a book of nursery rhymes from a Childcraft set that my granny had when I was little. I remember sitting on the couch loving the simple illustrations as Granny read the nursery rhymes. Years later, I would read them to her because I was a "good reader", she would say. Becky recently brought the book to me and I teared up as soon as I saw it because I have such good memories of sitting and reading those rhymes with Granny.

OG, Carter and I were laying in the bed reading all the familiar nursery rhymes and I was sharing stories of times when Granny and I would read the book. We lost Carter's attention much earlier so he was jumping on the bed and occasionally coming to look at the pictures. I was telling OG how Granny would be my "student" as I pretended to teach her the nursery rhyme. Olivia Grace says, "I wish I could have known her before she was sick." This is something that I have thought about many times over. I really wish that my children could have experienced the Granny that I knew. She is such a special person! The fact that OG wishes she knew her like I did makes me miss her even more.