Friday, September 20, 2013

Five Minute Friday - She

It's time for the "Five Minute Friday" blogging post. The inspiration comes from Lisa Jo Baker

What you do is set your timer for five minutes and write whatever you want according to the prompt Lisa places on her blog every Friday. Then you go back, link your blog and give support to those who posted before you. And, we connect on Twitter with #FiveMinuteFriday.



The first time I saw her, she was just a tiny thing, wrapped in a blanket with a sweet little cap on her head covering her dark hair. 

She had large expressive eyes that took in everything around her. I held her close, whispering loving words into her ears that only she could hear. Then I placed her carefully into my husband's arms. He  held her close, while I hovered nearby. She never cried. 

She is so loved. Our first granddaughter. She is growing into a bright young lady. Already at the top of her class in pre-school. She is so excited about learning. She gives me hope for a better future.

I miss her so much, as she lives far away on the other side of the United States, in Arizona, while I live in Florida. I don't see her often, but I love to talk to her on the phone. She calls me "NeNe", has from the moment she could speak. It's endearing. 

She makes me want to be a better person.



Peasblog said...

oh... we lived in FL (now east coast) but my parents live in the SW. I know my parents feel the same about our little girls.
SHE is beautiful by the way

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Katherine, thanks for posting. It's hard on grandparents when the kids are far away. I miss mine so much. Yes, she is beautiful, isn't she? Have a blessed day.

Chris Carter said...

Oh how precious this is, Vicki! I hope her parents saw this post! I bet your love is felt through those miles.

The Dose of Reality said...

Oh, she is beautiful, Vicki! You made me tear up! You're an awesome NeNe! :) --Lisa

Lisa said...

Hi! It's your next door neighbor at FMF. I must say, I am looking forward to this in my life. Everyone says it's the best thing ever, and your writing sure seems to testify to this. I rejoice with you at God's goodness in your life. And....I too am a fellow Floridian. I'm figuring it's a very attractive place that grandchildren would want to visit. Am I right? :)

Vicki M. Taylor said...

thanks for your posts, Chris, Lisa, and Lisa. I'm very proud of my beautiful little granddaughter. God has blessed me abundantly with wonderful grandchildren. Yes, Florida is a great playground for grandchildren. When they are old enough to travel, we will get them out here.

Sheila Skillingstead said...

Popping in from Sharefest. Sorry you are on bed rest. Enjoy it while you can. The post was so sweet. I have a granddaughter who is 2 and one coming in January 2014.

Stephanie said...

Oh what a beautiful post. My daughter and my mom try and talk everyday on the phone. My mother lives in Arizona, and we live in Colorado. I wish we could see her often, but since we can't we chat and I make sure to give her pictures of our sweet little one. I enjoyed this sweet post. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from the SITS site.


Vicki M. Taylor said...

Hi Sheila, Hi Stephanie, thanks for dropping by and reading my blog and commenting. Sheila, I too have a new grandson, due early November. That will make 4 for me. I hope both of you have a blessed day! said...

This is so sweet Vicki. My daughter is my mother's only grandchild. We live in VA and mom is back home in California. My mother can certainly relate to this Five Minute Friday post.

Kim said...

What a fun idea for a post and a link-up!!!