Having so many of our grandchildren close at hand is a gift from GOD!
I can't exactly explain the feeling,
but sort of like the 'old woman that lived in a shoe' mentality.
They are all within a few minutes drive when the impulse strikes us!!!!!
Now....here lies the problem......
one and soon will be two are located FAR FAR AWAY!
Well, not really that far, but in K.C......and that is too far for a "STOP BY"!
I just hate it!!!!!!!
But, must say I feel rather selfish in saying that
since most people are not as lucky as we.....having 12 of the 13 so close:(
My hopes soar everytime my son says
they are thinking of moving home:D
It is fleeting though.....
because I know they have family and roots in K.C.
it would hard to break those ties.
We have even considered moving ourselves.....but that will not happen either.
When touring Europe some years ago
I was so intrigued with the family dynamics there.
Families stay close.....
in fact in Greece the families live under the same roof many times.
Wedding gifts include adjoining land and olive groves......how quaint:D
On the Plakas and Plazas families gather at night for
The entire family is there!!!!! How great would that be!
Life is so short in the larger scheme of things....
and in a perfect world....
we would all live on the same block!!!!!
I can dream can't I?