GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Treasures

May 27, 1984

 Spring is in full swing and the days are warm and mostly sunny now.  The winter was long and harsh, freezing temperatures and blustery snow made this mom of two mischievous little boys a little stir crazy.   I am thankful for my sister who lives next door.  She comes to visit often, which helps me to maintain my sanity.    Jackie goes to school now, so I do get a break from the chaos on weekdays.  Justin does okay as long as he doesn't have his brother Jackie to instigate trouble. 


I love the weekends the most.  I can hear the boys laughing and playing in the sandbox through the screen in the bedroom window.  I peeked out just a minute ago.  Cars, trucks, and army men were racing through sand dunes.  What their mission is, I do not know.  I just know that it's a quiet, sunny day on our hill and our boys are playing happily in their world of make believe.  

May 2014  

Digging up treasures can be fun for six year old boys.  Especially to unearth the most precious of gems:  Daddy's old toys.  

Digging around the old sandbox where his daddy played almost 30 years ago Jake found some interesting finds. 



When I look at them, I remember my boy, dirty face and mussed hair...  living in a world of perfect days without a care in the world.  And I miss him.

But then I look into the eyes of his own six year old, and my boy is with me still.  


Jackie with two sons Jake and Jasper