I enjoyed having Henry the last 5 days. We had lots of fun and memories were made. But I want to share two of the highlights with you.
**Wednesday we skyped with Abby and Randall using Samuel’s ipod touch. Henry was so cute, he would take the ipod away from Samuel and say “Mama, Daddy” It was so sweet looking at his little face looking at his parents. There just isn’t anything like the love of a child!
**I rocked Henry to sleep at night. I rocked him differently than his mom does. I rocked him slow and softly told him stories about our family. Abby was five when our grandfather died and I was 13, so I figured I remembered more about Papaw than she did and told him stories about him. I told him how Papaw fought in the war, how he loved Mamaw. That Papaw loved his grandchildren fiercely. I told him about Papaw buying me a Christmas present on the last Christmas he was alive and how special it was to me. (The year was 1982. Pens that had the time & date had hit the market and I thought they were the coolest thing ever!. I told him how much I liked them and he bought one for me. This year is 2011, and I still have that pen in a dresser drawer.) I got teary while telling him stories about Papaw. He was such a great man! I was so glad to be able to tell Henry my memories of him.
He never did say “Juju is pretty”. It wasn’t for lack of me working on him! I’m hoping he says it at his house. I can’t wait for that text or phone call!
I have to run now. It’s the last night of VBS, and I have work to do!