While yesterday was the official date of my husband's birthday, today was our celebration with the family. The day started off with bright skies, strong sunlight, and warm temperatures that brightened everyone's mood. My daughter arrived early in the morning with my two granddaughters and from that moment on my husband, son, and I were in a "good-busy mode." I felt gratitude immediately and kept on smiling throughout the day.
I am grateful for:
- My soon-to-be 4-year-old came running in several times during the day to say, 'Grandma, I love you!"
- Both my granddaughters being loving and cuddly during the day.
- The relaxed walk we took in the neighborhood with the little girls.
- The many photos that documented our wonderful family day.
- The delicious and beautiful looking cake my daughter picked up for my husband-layered yellow cake with Bavarian cream in between the layers, chocolate ganache frosting, and blue-lettered "Happy Birthday, Grandpa" writing (requested by my granddaughter).
- A yummy dinner followed by a surprising request from my granddaughter. "Mama, can I sleep at Grandma's? My daughter and son-in-law discussed this and finally agreed.
Gratitude is a heart-filled emotion.It is an unexpected gift of love.Gratitude sings a song of praise;Blows a gentle kiss across a room.Gratitude floats through the airAnd lands with surprising sparkles.
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." -Sara Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy.
Unfortunately, my photos of the day did not sync properly but you can imagine
how happy everyone looked.
Day 26 of March SOLSC! #SOL21 at Two Writing Teachers.
"And lands with surprising sparkles." Love this! Makes me think of the surprise sleepover that arrived. Embrace every sweet moment.ReplyDelete
Ramona, I am in Grandma heaven after two days of being with the little girls. Sierra slept over last night and wanted to stay tonight also. I am embracing every sweet moment. You know they are magical moments especially after the year I had.Delete
A really special day! Sounds like you are getting lots and lots of time with family! I bet there will be lots of these sleepovers in the next few years! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!ReplyDelete
Last night was the first sleepover alone with Sierra and I loved every moment of it, Carol. Thanks for the joining me here in my gratitude moments.Delete
I wrote about taking my boys to visit my parents this week. I love that you wrote about having grandkids come to visit. It's fun to read about family times from different perspectives. I could picture all those happy little people at your home celebrating together!ReplyDelete
I am in Grandma heaven after moving from Long Island to Virginia (only 30 minutes away from the little ones). Today was another special day but that will be another slice of my life. I just read your slice and it was full of energetic joy.Delete
Carol, sounds like a perfect day to celebrate your husband's birthday. So much to be grateful for and an unexpected sleepover to to it off. Happy birthday to your husband.ReplyDelete
My husband was so happy with his little girls and his delicious cake. What a great way to spend a birthday and relieve the stress.Delete
Family is the best thing to be grateful for. Happy Birthday to your husband!ReplyDelete
Family, faith, and love were all part of this weekend tribute, Terje. Thanks for celebrating with me.Delete
What a joyful Slice! I loved this description: "good-busy mode" - when you're busy doing something you enjoy, it's such a great feeling. Your celebration sounded wonderfuL! I look forward to grandchildren some day! You make it sound great!ReplyDelete