Saturday, June 23, 2007

It has been a sad day for me. Megan and Brian were suppose to come down yesterday for the weekend and take Quintin and Gabby home. They were having problems with their water and Brian worked on it all day and most of the evening. Megan called and said since she had to work Sunday night they would just meet me halfway today to pick up the kids. Gabby was ready to go home as she was missing her mom. Quintin didn't want to go home yet. He ask me last night to wake him up early this morning so he could play one last time before going home. I woke him up at 6 and he and Zake played till 8. When I had the van packed and told them it was time to go he asked me to wait. He went over to the goat pen and hugged each goat and called their name and told them bye. He told all the chickens, geese, ducks and bunnies bye. He went over to the dog pen and told each one of them bye. By that time I was a basket case. I was crying like a baby. Didn't help much that he came over and hugged me and told me when he grew up he was coming to live with me. I so wasn't ready for them to go home. When Megan and Brian were in the army Quintin and Gabby stayed with us several months when they were in the field or deployed. They were 3 and 2 yrs old at the time. I gave Quintin his musical bear he slept with back then and he was happy to get a memory. He doesn't want grandma getting rid of any memories! Guess getting older makes me clingy. But on a brighter note I have Zack and Julie here and though they miss their cousins they are outside playing in the sprinkler and having a good time. 2 more weeks and they will have more cousins to play with. Hope your weekend is a fun and blessed one.


The Feathered Nest said...

What a sweet, sweet Grandmom you are! My eyes are filled with tears as you speak of them going looks like you all have had a wonderful time together!! Precious moments, xxoo, Dawn

miss*R said...

I bet they are just as sad that they have to leave such a fun place.
I tried so hard yesterday to leave a comment but blogger would not let me.
Peggy, thanks so much for your love & concern over the past week... bit, by bit, my smile is coming back. blessings always xoxo

do you need anymore of that stick gum to put in the apron pocket for the grandkids?

Lee-ann said...

Hello Peggy, life is filled with busy moments here at the moment but I always need to find a little time to see how Diva and the boys and other farm yard friends are doing.........I see summer is here and with it comes the holidays and part of that is always grand children staying lovely that is (I truly know) I also know how hard it is when they have to go home again my heart would break when their tiny arms reach around your neck and they tell you how much they lovel you, YES! I understand all to well just how you felt.

blessings to you always Lee-ann

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

But like I said before MEMORIES are being made and that is the most important thing that these grandchildren will carry with them for the rest of their lives..way to go grandma...Sandy

meggie said...

O Peggy, you brought a tear to my eyes too. The thought of that young man, being so loving.
Chip off the old block!

Patti said...

I really understand how you feel about your grands! I dont' get to see mine now and I miss them every day. Give your grandbabies an extra hug and kiss for me.

LisaOceandreamer said...

oh for all children to have a grandma like you and with a joyful homestead to boot. If you want to know the truth, if I came to visit you I think I'd be crying when I left too. You are a special blessing on this planet Peggy!
Love and hugs,