WOW! First Grandchild! First Christmas! Now that's a WOW! And guess what grandma and grandpa will do for him while his parents take a weekend break? Anything! Our very neat condo is a disaster: the kitchen is full of bottles, diapers and blankets are laying on our bed, and toys are scattered everywhere. His schedule is written on the fridge, and things come to a halt when he needs feeding or changing. Our only rest is during his naps. Thankfully, he sleeps most of the night, but we keep a monitor on him, and one eye open, just in case. He gets ALL our love and attention. Carter comes first!
What a relief when he goes home. I can go back to being just an old, selfish grouch. I can do what I want - when I want. After all, I deserve it, right? I take care of myself, you take care of yourself. I mean, I always put a dollar into the Salvation Army can outside of VG's, so I care about others...right?
Hmmm, that sounds a little selfish... maybe I need to slip into church this Sunday and get an update. Maybe I should remember what my Rotary friends would say about "service above self." Maybe I should treat others a little more like how I treat my first grandson on his first Christmas. I mean I'm not going to burp anybody, but maybe I can do a little more...
From our blessed family to yours: Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!