Thursday, December 23, 2010


11th Birthday, originally uploaded by Roberta Warshaw.

Last night Ethan, my 11 year old grandson slept over. Words cannot express how much I love seeing him and having him over. We have a special bond, he and I. Even though he lives just around the corner from my house and we see one another a few times a week, I never tire of seeing his sweet smiling face.

He lights up my life. He makes me smile. I am more like a second parent to him since he has no father. I am his “in case of emergency” person. I pay for the things his single mother cannot afford. Like sports and camp and clothing. I am only too happy to help him in any way I can. He deserves the best, he really does. He doesn’t have it easy.

He brought over a Christmas movie for us to watch as well as a few of his magic tricks. He is really into magic and is getting quite good at it.

He did manage to find my gifts for him since there aren’t too many hiding places in my tiny condo. He then proceeded to spend quite some time trying to figure out what exciting things were inside the packages. At one point he had a flashlight and was trying to look into the seams of the wrapping paper. It was quite funny. We played 20 questions about it but of course whenever he came close to guessing I clammed right up!

After a lovely dinner of Chinese food, we settled into the bedroom to watch the movie. I worked on my Bead Journal Project as we watched. It was cozy and warm. Those moments for me are so full of love I am filled to bursting. Talk about gratitude. Life hasn’t been easy for either of us. We share that.

Today is early release for the upcoming holiday, and so I will pick him up from school at around 1 o’clock.

Perhaps this afternoon we will have a lovely game of scrabble and some hot chocolate and cookies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your grandson is a cutie. I grew up in a single parent family as well and I had a "go to" person other than my Dad. I can attest from experience that as much as you are getting joy from your grandson, the gift you are giving him is invaluable. To have such a bond and to feel absolute unconditional love from someone other than a parent is a wonderous thing.
It's so nice to hear such a heartwarming and loving story. Thanks.