Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to.
How amazing is it that the most challenging, rewarding, and fun thing you have to look forward to are one in the same?! Izzy, Kash, and Coco; my grandchildren!
Most challenging: They will come to live with you just two weeks after you have a complete thyroidectomy. Your stamina will not have returned and, more importantly, neither will the volume of your voice. They will spend 16 months with you and Steve and you will fight like crazy to ensure their success and safety!
Most rewarding: Seeing how each of the kids changed and grew and learned to be their own person. It was so cool when Kash opened a book at Christmas and said, “This is my favorite author…Grandma, did you ever think I would say I had a favorite author?”
Most fun: Saturday trips to the library, family bowling and movie nights, watching them play with new “cousins”, singing Coco to sleep and then spending quiet time with Izzy talking about life, watching Sponge Bob Square Pants with Kash…too many fun things to capture in one posting.
Challenging, rewarding and fun will not do justice to the experiences in store for you. Enjoy it. Savor it. Relish it. Remember it.