Monday, 15 April 2013

Simply a Moment - April

I pause. It is exactly 12 noon. I am sitting at my computer going through the pictures I intend using for some pages in this year's album. This is the first time in a while I have felt the real need to get into the craft room and do something other than make Christmas cards for the charity shop

 I took some pictures of my Great Grandson at Easter and at four months old he is just beginning to take notice. He has another Great Grandmother so he is used to ancient faces looming over him and he has practised the tentative smile so he does that perfectly now. I pause for a moment, with a smile on my face as I stare at his picture and think how lucky children are these days to even be able to know their Great Grandparents. Mine were all long gone before I was born. Two of them had left for foreign parts when my mother was a small child so she didn't even know her Grandmothers. Both of her Grandfathers died before she was born.
My children have good memories of one of their great grandparents as my Grandpop lived with Mum and Dad and he survived into their earliest memories. I wonder if it is bad to envy them their good fortune. I start to think that I would have asked so many questions about our family history and then stop myself because at their age I wasn't in the least bit interested. I decided that I must continue to ensure that our family history with all the stories must be written down and given to each Grandchild before the end of this decade. I pause and consider. I decide that it must be done before 2015 so that I can deliver them before I need to reapply for my driving licence. This makes me chuckle and breaks my chain of thought. Now I need a cuppa.

Simply a moment was created for us by Alexa at Trimming the sails. I will link this to there when she has posted

9 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

It's so interesting to see how thoughts develop when we are focusing on a single moment. Many people seem to learn something when focusing on being present. Thanks for sharing and I agree about the need to get those stories written down.
Rinda

Alison said...

I always think that great-grandparents are a wonderful addition to a child's life
Alison xx

Barbara Eads said...

Your great-grandson is precious---but GREAT-grandson??? Where does the time to? So good to focus on simple things.

alexa said...

Lovely to read your moment, and it's hard to believe looking at your photo that you can possibly have great grandchildren! It was so interesting to follow your train of thought, and I feel the pressure to get our family stories down too, as well as my moments with my grandchildren in these years when they will probably not remember. Thank-you for bringing it to the forefront of my attention! And thank-you also for joining in, and linking up :).

Cheri said...

I couldn't agree more about preserving the family stories. And someday your grandchildren and great-grandchildren and maybe even the great-great-grandchildren that you haven't met will be grateful to have this piece of their history.

Cris AdF said...

very nice
thank you for sharing...
xx
cris
lalchimisteartisane.blogspot.com

Missus Wookie said...

Glad you shared and the time frame of 2015 before you have to reapply made me smile. I knew my grandparents and am glad my kids know theirs, they don't have many memories of their great-grandparents sadly :(

Becky said...

What a gorgeous little boy! I was lucky enough to know 2 great grandmothers, my children to know 2 great grandmothers and a great grandfather. I think it is wonderful too. My daughter quite often remembers Great Gran playing hide and seek with her with fondness.

Ruth said...

Great Granny, really? Such a cute boy and I whole heartedly agree about getting the stories written down.