Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hello everyone

     Today is the last full day of my grand children's visit.  It has been so much fun and it is great to get to know them again.  We have been going to parks, museums and swimming.  Gramma is exhausted as I am out of practice.

   Yesterday we donated money to the American Red Cross for the flooding victims.  The kids saw first hand the destruction on their trip across Iowa.

     I am pretty proud of the people of Iowa.  They have rolled up their sleeves and gotten to work cleaning up with little complaints and pointed fingers about who was to blame.   The mayor is right along side them cleaning, not shooting his mouth off.  The people left when told it might not be safe.  Very little looting. Some businesses are already opened again.  Neighbors helping neighbors.  This is a huge disaster with years of damage ahead due to flooding fields.  My heart goes out to them all.  Many lost everything they owned.  So if you see a red cross station looking for donations, don't pass it by.  Who knows when it might not be your town next.

     Today we are not doing anything special.  Just enjoying them.  I am having spaghetti for supper we are just enjoying each other.  I find myself mad at my son.  I know he was miserable but part of me still thinks, he made his bed.  Better and worse etc....  For the kids you stay together.  I have to work on that.  My granddaughter is so sad.  It breaks my heart.  I know my son hasn't been happy for years though.  Just a terrible sad situation.

     Anyway.  They are sleeping late but will probably be up soon.  I have some blueberry muffins to make.  Bye all.


nhd106 said...

Cute pic!   I just gotta put my 2 cents in Julie.  I feel parents should do their best to work things out, but if they is NOT good for the kids to stay to together, unhappily and not with love.   Kids may be sad, but in the long run, as adults, they will be much better off,   Take it from one who knows.   I was miserable when my folks split....but in hindsight, I think I would have been a lot (A LOT) better off had they done it earlier.

Enjoy your visit!

rbrown6172 said...

divorce is hard and requires many adjustments...but given time the kids seem to overcome.  i'm so glad you've enjoyed thier visit.  as for conditions across iowa...i'll say i've been impressed with pictures i've seen of young and old working side by side doing whatever necessary.  

candlejmr said...

They are so cute and I am sure you have been having a ball with them around!  I sort of agree with you on the divorce thing.  My sister is divorcing her husband because she's "not happy" and my feeling is "when you have been married for 15 years, you are not always happy!!"  WORK ON IT!!  But no, she went out and found someone else.  Unless your spouse takes drugs, is an alcoholic, beats you, is thief or a criminal or a lazy bum.....(you get the picture...)....then I think like made your bed....

No one ever said it was easy.....

BUT....that is just my opinion.


jeanno43 said...

I am so glad you have had such a wonderful time with your grandchildren.  They look lovely children.  Yes, we heard about the flooding over there.  God bless them all.

rdautumnsage said...

They certainly look like an energetic bunch! I'm happy for you being able to have this time with them. A wonderful example letting them see you donate toward a great cause. My heart goes out to all the flood victims. Zoey does indeed look content, and why wouldn't she be with a house filled with children again to prance around with. (Hugs)Indigo

daddyleer said...

What a range of emotions in one entry. Then again life is like that, isn't it? Make sure to count yourself and yours among those in Iowa deserving a shout out.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

cacklinrosie101 said...

Emotions are so hard to control.  It's very hard to just get over it but every situation is different.  A big problem is that your son and you live so far from the grandkids.  It would be much easier if they were close enough to come on weekends.  Not an easy situation at all.  Chris