I am late posting my blog for today. But, better late than never, I suppose.

This past week, I have taken care of my three-year-old granddaughter every day all day long. Believe me when I say I had forgotten the amount of energy and attention they require. I fell behind on everything and dropped into bed exhausted every night. 🙂 All that aside, look at this sweet face.


That day we went to the Crayola Experience. 🙂

Then she has swim lessons every day.


Grasping at ideas for an activity, we painted sea shells. She loved this a lot.

I will have her again this coming week, then she will be back in school. While these are exhausting days, I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

The other day, she said to me, “Mimi, remember before you were born that I was your grandmother?” Wow! That floored me. Who knows. Maybe she was.

And to go along with this theme today, here is a poem and artwork from Rick.


Roses are like pretty little girls

Petals swirling, lovely curls

Sweetly blushes the scented roses

Angel cheeks, buds like little noses

Tender fragile blooming at random

Prettiest ones are where you find them

Dew kissed angels from above

Rare beauties symbols of love

Delicate and soft seem they fantasy

Charming warmth assures reality

Thankful am I that both grows

Pretty little girls and the beautiful rose


Make it a great day, everyone!


27 thoughts on “Children

  1. What beautiful photos! She is indeed a sweet little angel. I love the creativity of the sea shell painting. Rick’s poem and artwork are a perfect match for this post. And — wow! — her comment is so intriguing. I would have been doing a double take on that one too. It’s amazing the things children say with such conviction and innocence. Lovely post!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a lovely comment, Mae. Yes, the shell painting idea came out of the blue and it made her very happy. 🙂 I love your new photo, Mae! Just beautiful!

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  2. She’s beautiful Jan:) It makes you wonder when they say things like that…maybe she was! Loved the poem and Rick’s art
    Enjoy your little blessing.

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  3. Beautiful poem, Jan, and what a sweet little face. I’m amazed at her comment, and who knows… I do think that little kids are more “aware” of those connections than adults are. And yes, I can relate to the exhaustion! Oh my, they have soooo much energy and you are the full-time entertainment! Enjoy and go to bed early!

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  4. Jan- what an amazing week you had and another one coming. My grandchildren call me Mimi too. I love it. Yes, that question would of floored me too. But who knows she might be sent from someone special up above to be your adorable grandchild. God does work miracles.


    1. Yes, he does, Tonya! Thanks so much for stopping by. I love it that your grandchildren call you MiMi too. 🙂 It’s funny though because the grandboys call me Gran and the girls call me Mimi. Hope you are doing well. Big hugs!


  5. She is so precious, Jan. I can easily relate to the end-of-the-day tiredness, but what fun! Thank you for sharing your little angel with us. ♥

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  6. She’s beautiful, Jan! Several years ago, we had a friend that was involved in an accident. He had a minor concussion (maybe was even been unconscious for a while) Anyhow, he kept “imagining” he was a farmer in 19th century Missouri. Some of the things he talked about were vivid images. Who knows?

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    1. Exactly, Joan. Who knows? I never discount anything like that that comes from such a young child. At three, she’s still close to the other world. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your story.

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  7. Wow, such love here. The artwork and poetry from Rick brought tears to my eyes. Years ago, my brother’s middle son, made a similar statement to our sister, about knowing her in a previous life. He was so detailed and serious, we simply thanked him for remembering. Amazing, kids are amazing.

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    1. I definitely didn’t discount her statement for sure. I’ve always felt that the only reason to know about past lives is to get a clearer picture of relationships in this one. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a wonderful comment, Annette. Hugs!

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