So about 6 months ago my father-in-law passed away. Him living with his Mom and dog, we swiftly inherited both! Life changed quickly for this photographer and new Beautiful Bride who usually just jumped up and ran to wherever tickled their fancy! Spontaneous road trips, date nights, going to see a new band, even the run-around-the-house-naked-dance changed. I know right, TMI? Things have to be planned now because Grandma and the dog need assistance. This is not by all means a "crybaby", "poor us", story. Just a story about things we have both learned. Knew, but now have LEARNED!
"You come into this world the same way you leave" Ya'll heard this right? I have a brand new beautiful Grandson, 8 months old. Every time he is over, this sentiment screams in my mind. He needs to be fed. Laughs at silly things. Amuses easily. Doesn't care about materialistic things...nor has any, needs help with bathroom issues, gets off balance quickly, etc. Walking is stupid. One week I bought a stroller for him and a the next a wheelchair for Grandma. Both have their own language. "ppssssssbbbbgrrrrr" is 'hungry' for one and "Corker" is 'exceptionally good' for the other. The comparisons on how you come into this world and leave this world is very spooky when you live it...and it makes me think. Live "the middle life" with passion, gratitude and kindness. Because having someone love you and take care of you is really how we came into this world and how we should leave. Below is my oldest love and new...