Davin and I recently headed down to NJ for a dentist appointment. A sweet side benefit is that I got to spend time with my daughters. I have been missing them so much. One day, I got to take my Dad with me to meet Ashleigh and the twin girls that she nannies for. We met for lunch. To be honest, I knew this time could go either way for my Dad. He has always been pretty head strong and if he decided the girls were acting up or we had driven too long to get there, his mood would be hard to change. I held my breath. Lunch could not have been better. My Dad and I got to watch Ashleigh do what she loves to do. She takes such excellent care of the girls. They are 21 months old. As I got to watch Ashleigh, it just affirmed what a wonderful mother she will someday be. She is making such a difference in the life of this family by training their children so well. The girls were adorable and my Dad enjoyed them so much. The sweetest part of the trip was when we were getting ready to walk out and I asked E if she would like to hold Pop Pop's hand on the way out. She is just a tiny little peanut, but she reached up and grabbed his hand and held it all the way to the car. I watched my Dad whose normal strides are long and quick, slow down to keep pace with little E. So sweet.
I also got to be present for Bethany's first day at her new job!!! She now has a job working in her field!! Woo hoo!!! I got to be there to make her lunches for the first few days, and I was blessed to be able to make dinner for us to eat together when she got home from work.
When my kids were younger, they had to make their own lunches and do other things around the house, too. Now that they are older, I find that when I the opportunity to serve them in that way, it blesses me. It is just another way for me to show them that I love them and still love to take care of them.