- February 7th, 2010
As you know this week we had to attend a funeral. Of course my kids were upset that they lost their Great Grandma and my husband and I were there for them. I also noticed that it really takes a whole family to nurture a child. My parents, my brother and his fiance and my husband and I were there for all the kids. Making sure they were doing okay, sharing stories they may not have heard, reinforcing that Grandma is at peace, sharing a laugh and wiping tear. We just wanted them all to know that we understood their pain too. I think all of my family played a part in nurturing my kids this week and turned a sad experience into something positive and uplifting. I hope they learned that life is worth celebrating.
So for myself I want to think back not to my parents nurturing me but my Grandparents. They can be an important part of who you are too. Growing up we spent a lot of time with our Grandparents. They both were very sweet God loving people. I have fond memories of going to church and being read bible stories. They are responsible for molding the spiritual me. I also think about the garden that they always had in their backyard. We would go out and water the plants, pick the vegetables and talk with each other as we worked. I always loved watching those plants get bigger and going out to finally pick the vegetables that they produced. I always smile when I think about that :-) It isn't always something that you set out to do but maybe it just those things that you naturally do that make a positive lasting impression