On Friday, I drove up to our daughter’s house in Raleigh for the weekend. I built a few shelves for them in a room they are using for an office. With four young children to raise including home schooling, it leaves very little time to get projects like this done. That’s where Grandmom and Grandpop come into play. This time, however, Grandmom was busy tending to Great-Grandmom.
Friday night was an exciting night for for our grand daughters, Emily and Samantha. Their church was having a Father-Daughter Dance to celebrate Valentine's Day. Steve asked me to accompany him with the girls. I was thrilled to be asked and of course, I accepted. The little ones were so pumped up about the dance. They wore their princess dresses complete with wrist corsages. Unfortunately, the 'official photographer' Grandmom was not there and something went wrong with the camera. We only have these 3 photos.
Grandpop and the Princesses!
Talk about a good time – we danced, ate cookies, danced and danced. I don’t know who was more tired – them or me, but, none of us needed a rocking to get some sleep when we got home.
Emily and Samantha spent most of Saturday telling their big brothers, Andrew and Daniel, and their Mom how much they danced. It’s one of those times for me that is difficult to describe. Dancing with the Princesses is the best description I can come up with. Steve (Julie’s husband) said to me that the girls would remember this forever. I’m not sure if they will, but, I will cherish the love and fun I shared with them for a long time.
I got back to Murrells Inlet about lunch time on Sunday. I had time to do a couple of loads of wash while Nancy was tending to her Mother. I know Nancy will need some much needed rest after this past week. We are both going to need it as this coming Friday we’re doing a 5k as part of the Myrtle Beach Marathon Weekend. We have both trained to do a power walk.
Stay tuned to find out if we finish. But, for now, I still have a big smile on my face. Not too many things can top the “Dancing with the Princesses.”
Happy Valentine’s Day!