Who knows what the future holds?
I currently have four grandchildren, ranging in age from almost 1 to 3 and a bit. I love them all dearly, despite not seeing them very often, due to distance. This current pandemic isn’t helping!
The future is completely open and we are writing it moment to moment.Pema Chodron
I often wonder what the future holds for them, especially with the world in the state it’s in at the moment. I don’t remember thinking much about the future when I was a mother of young ones of that age. Maybe because I was too busy being the mother to have time to think too much about what the future held.
My three daughters all turned out to be amazing human beings who have now gone on to produce more amazing little ones for me to love. I’ve written before about a grandmother’s love and here – as they get older it just deepens those feelings.
We were lucky to get Christmas in with 2 of 3 daughters and 3 of 4 grandchildren together in one place – at the beach no less – and what a joy those few days were! I wrote about it and shared lots of photos in last week’s Sunday Stills post, looking back at 2021.
So it was a big surprise, but a happy one brought on by unfortunate circumstances, when my daughter rang saying they had no power due to storm damage and wouldn’t be getting it back on for about a week.
Could they come ‘home’ with the two kids and she could work from ‘home’ while they enjoyed our power and all the joys like TV, fridge and freezer, aircon, lights…of course it would be our pleasure!
And it was. A huge pleasure. It’s been a real gift 🙂
So what has all this got to do with the future?
I don’t know exactly but maybe I’m just feeling a bit tired and emotional as they’ve all gone home now and the house is too quiet and calm!
I want the best for my children and my grandchildren but things seem hard for them at the moment and I’m trying not to worry unnecessarily.
I love the openness in the little ones, their utmost trust that we’ll catch them when they jump into the pool again and again, their big eyes soaking everything up, the early morning cuddles in bed as they pad their way into our bed and the way they put their little hands in ours….
I can’t help but look at their little faces and wonder what their future holds – we give them opportunities, play games, read books, talk, sing, take them places, show them things, give them our time and love – and yet I continually wonder. They are learning about the world and are so curious about everything. Are we doing enough?
Here’s my collection for Sunday Stills – two of my grandchildren over the past few precious days, making memories and falling more in love every day. A few of these photos were taken by my daughter (obviously the ones with me in them), but I think you get my drift.
Sunday Stills in 2022
I’m also linking up with Denyse for #lifethisweek linkup – it’s always good to share!
All my Sunday Stills posts can be found here – I’ve been doing these for quite some time now!
What about you?
What does the future hold for you?
Thanks for reading and indulging me. I can only imagine the world they’ll all grow up in and I look forward to being there to help them on their way.
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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