That's what power is and you can have it, if you reach out and take it!
This past Sunday evening I got into my brand new car with a small suitcase and a bag of gifts and headed toward Rochester, NY. It's an 8 hour drive and with Roomy's encouragement, I got a jump on my trip. You see, I wasn't expected on the other end until Monday evening. I simply couldn't wait. I drove a little over 3 hours, got a room and jumped up Monday morning to complete my 5 hours.
I got to my hotel in Victor, NY early afternoon and called Amy Schindler to tell her that I was in town and heading over. It was about 6 miles to her house.
Grandma Jo is a happy woman.
Anyway, this is Will cuddling with me after a little stomach upset from possibly eating a bit too much too fast and upchucking mid party. No problem. All was forgiven and he felt fine, but the cuddling was a fantastic gift to me. I love a good cuddle and he was so sweet and so sorry and so adorable and well, I love this guy. Period. ahhhhhhh.....gift 4. HUGE.
Above*^^^^^*the famous vacuum room and Trey agreed to pose with me in that special room. The gifts just keep coming. I am now pinching myself. What a sweet and funny boy he is and how special I felt being allowed to blow green, pose in the vacuum room and play a game with him, sort of! He ended the game quickly and Amy, Andi and I just had to laugh because clearly the game was over as he swept his hand over the table. LOL Gift 5.
I share his love of carousels and I was happy to climb up on that horse in front of him and ride his beloved carousel.
The gifts just kept coming. Another GIFT 6!
There were many more unnumbered gifts...they seriously just kept coming.
I returned home after 3 days of fun, laughs, wine, food and most importantly the gifts of friends who know no limits when it comes to welcoming a visiting friend. I am so filled with this entire group of people and so in love with each and every one of them, that words are just not enough. Just not enough.
These boys touched me in a way I don't think I have ever been moved. They were not surface givers, they are all from the heart givers and I was the luckiest recipient ever!
I hope you smiled seeing these pictures. I may have shed a tear or two as I posted them. Will, calling to me from another room, "Grandma Jo, can you come here?"- Trey locking eyes with me momentarily and smiling at the green balloon-Amy's face as I walked into her home, smiling, hugging, giggling-Rusty sitting and giving me kisses and running to the door each time I came in. The baby Hillary shared with us so generously. Giggling and smiling and cuddling with a baby is good medicine. Andi's sense of humor and ability to keep up with Amy's alcohol cravings!
You see, I have the POWER, the power of LOVE.