Then Joe did neatening and so forth last night so it was all ready. Maria and I weren't even needed at all.
He indulged me and we wrapped our arms around each other on the couch and talked about how summer is coming and also some fun sleepovers and the cabin. I rubbed my nose in his hair.
It was involved in some kind of attack, but it survived. That picture on the wall is a crewel kit my mother made for me when Heidi was born.
Now it's here in this bedroom.
How can people--people who are this tiny, who can't even really use their hands yet--turn to the people around themselves in friendship?
But see Dan there, with that young squirrel on his lap?
That squirrel is going to be one of the best friends his life will ever hold, as I have found him and his brothers and sisters to be in my life.
Thank you, Mom for the friendship you have always extended to me.
And thank you kids too for making me and my mom feel lucky, and appreciated, and loved.
love always, Val, aka MOM, aka GRANDMA