Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Gift of Time and Attention



Alex and Amanda... a.k.a Little Man and his Mom, my daughter.




I have come to believe with all my heart the greatest gift a person can give or receive is the gift of time and attention...





I just received the gift of a visit with my Little Man and his Mom. Spur of the moment... Since their move to Virginia last year, spur of the moment visits are not in the bag too frequently anymore. But, I would drop anything and run for just a short visit with these two. Amanda had meetings in Dallas Monday; I didn't see much of her, she was working, but I did have some precious time with Alex. Precious, I tell you!



He tried on his sweater for Noni and he made it look gooooood...



The very most fun was just hanging out and talking...



There was some seriously fun cooing and smiling... My cheeks just HURT from smiling so big for so long...
Now, they are safely back in Virginia... and, I am safely back in Tyler... I love and miss my Little Man and his Mom... I am most grateful for my time with them... Most grateful.
Thank you Alex and Amanda! XOXOXOX

9 comments:

Dawn Bradley said...

Awwee, these are fabulous pictures ! I know you are so extremely proud of them, and what a treasure to get that special time with them.

Nana said...

Oh, what a cutie... well, both of them. Aren't the grandkids great!!!! Three of mine have been living w/ us for a year and they are moving in 3 weeks. Tonight I found myself feeling blue.

Solar Powered said...

look at those two, being the sap i am and have become, i tear up by this post. hits close to home. thank God for family. Alex is a blessed little boy.

nanny said...

I was looking forward to seeing pictures of your visit with Alex. He looks so precious in his sweater. Same feelings as Solar, you made me tear up...I'd drop everything too for a visit....Hope you have a special Thanksgiving, we have so much to be thankful for!!

Amanda said...

Thank you for dropping everything to come and spend time with us and give us (especially Alex) your undivided attention. We enjoyed it.

Little Man does look goooood in his sweater. He'll be sporting it later this week for our holiday festivities. Stay tuned for some more pics on the blog. Love you! XOXOXO

Katherine said...

You did an awesome job on that sweater! He looks soooo handsome in it! And it looks like it will keep him warm and cozy for the upcoming cold months in Virginia. Glad you enjoyed your time with him! Happy Thanksgiving!

linda said...

Soooo precious, both of them!

Your little man looks so handsome in his new sweater!

Dana said...

Love him in the sweater. I know he didn't get spoiled or anything when you babysat...

Noel Giger said...

He is adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog and entereing the giveaway :) I'm looking forward to getting to know you better! ~Noel

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