Precious Moments

Tonight, I had the joy of laying down with Sebellah at bedtime and laying with her until she fell asleep. We are spending the weekend with Allene’s dad and his wife, helping them move into their new winter home. Sebellah has her own little interesting spot to sleep that she has already claimed as “her room”. Since it is a new spot for her and since we did not bring her Unicorn night light, I have been laying down with her until she falls asleep. As I turned to look at her tonight after she had fallen asleep, her precious little face looked so innocent and so angelic. It was a great reminder of why we do what we do. We do what we do, as grandparents raising grandchildren, because these precious little ones deserve to fall asleep in a safe place with people who they can trust to care for them and provide a nurturing home that will give them the best opportunity to grow up and to discover all that they can become and be in life. It really is that simple!

My encouragement tonight is to take the time to look into the faces of your precious ones and to be thankful that you get to be one that has the opportunity to provide that safe place for them. Cherish such “Precious Moments”.

Sharing the Journey,

Rich (Better know as “Pops”)

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I have been involved in the field of Human Services for 30 plus years. I teach in the field of Human Services for Purdue University Global. Allene is a stay at home "Lolli", after spending many years in the Healthcare field. We have 3 adult children and in May, 2018, we adopted our granddaughter, who is 6 years-old. We have had her since she was 5 months old. At the end of 2019, we moved to Mount Airy, North Carolina, as a part of a plan to downsize and give Allene the chance to retire, and be at home full-time. We are devoted to making a difference in Sebellah's life and also in the lives of other grandparents raising grandchildren.

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