As we start to cross in front of traffic...the wind picks up and she tells me that she needs something to keep the "ick" out of her eyes! You know "ick" that debris that is found in parking lots and blows around when the winds hit. I ask if she wants my sunglasses. These being some bright blue "Blue Ocean" shades that my son let me use another time when I had lost my "good" sunglasses. Those who know me...know I struggle with keeping track of many things...including sunglasses but also know that my "good" pair might be a $10 pair of...okay maybe I listened to many years to ZZ Top...and the whole cheap sunglasses!
So I give her the shades and with them on...I just watch her and smile...the sun shines on her "golden" hair...as described by a little friend in preschool...and I love that she has "golden" hair and today I watch it glisten in the sunshine. And in the carefreeness of a 4 year old she rares her head back and lets the light of the day shine brightly on her face. And as I push her and she glides looking straight up to the sky...she says, "What are those clouds doing?" I look up and see a few clouds in the blue Colorado sky and so in my infinite wisdom reply, "Just being clouds I guess." As she continues to take in the day and the sunshine and of course the clouds...says, "the fog will follow." So I proceed to tell her that yes fog is like low clouds isn't it!
And then this morning I am awakened to FOG!!!! My first thoughts are one little girl with golden hair telling me that such an event will happen...and this morning in my journal I write...
I think of this little girl...an old soul perhaps...inside a Firecracker shell...how she touches right down to the core of my heart...to the part that seems to be raw with emotion...that makes me know that there is more than just a little girl looking at clouds...something Bigger!
And I share a couple pics from before she left today...how I enjoy this little Izzy Bell!
|In deep thought as she explains to me some rule I am sure on washing her hands!|
|And so...trying to get a quick pic before she leaves...|
which nobody got time for that and she gives me her "attitude" pose...
Such a ham!!!'
To be a grandparent is an amazing gift...as well as being a mother. I feel so blessed to spend time with my children and grandchildren. And so I think of special times with family...my children...grandchildren...then tonight I got to be partners with my mother-in-law...beating our husbands in pinnocole...yes WE WON two games...against ole Great Grandpa and Oppy!
And on the way home...the fog seemed to become even more intense...and I think yes the fog will follow and think of one little sweet Firecracker and wonder...how did she know!!! But I realize how she knows...as she explained it all to me and her mother after I climbed the stairs to "her room" in a routine of "Fee Fi Fo Fum"...and as we are there discussing many different things...a treasured time when she spends the night and hanging out with her and her mom in special time hanging out talking to these two girls...she informs me that her mom knows more than me because I am older...and she then answers my question...that yes she knows more than her mom...and perhaps it is because yes the "fog" has come and so the younger you are...there are things that you know...and as we get older there are just things that we do not know or forget to know when we get older...when the fog follows!