Monday, March 28, 2011

Random Visit to Papa's House

Today after school Lucy Jane and I decided to take a pit stop by my Papa's before heading home.  I am SO glad that we did!  My papa is a living miracle! :)   A few years ago my Papa had a heart attack and literally fell dead at work.  Thankfully, there were people close by who immediately began working on him and saved his life!  He was taken to the hospital and we were told to prepare for the worst.  This is never good news.  The Lord had another plan for my Papa!  3 years later he is still working and doing great!  So thankful.  I wish I could say that I started to spend much more time with him and took advantage of the second chance we had together; however, I tend to let my 'busy' life keep me from the things that are most important.

Today, mom said, "Why don't you stop by and see your Papa."  I decided that it would be the perfect time to take Lucy Jane over for a visit.  He hasn't seen her since she has started walking!  First thing he gave her a chocolate chip cookie!  She was being very clingy to her momma, but that definetely helped him get on her good side this afternoon!  He sat in the floor and showed her pictures of me when I was a little girl!  She kissed the picture of course!  It's these sweet little moments I never want to take for granted! 

I sooooo wish that my Nana was here to enjoy our little bundle of joy!  She would have cleaned her chocolate face right up!  I can just see my Nana with her wet wipes and lotion coming after Miss Priss making her smell wonderful!  She would love to dress her in fancy hair bows and go with me to take her shopping for an Easter dress!  I can never get the time back that I've lost, but I can promise to make a better start at remembering what is really important in life! 

"Thanks be to God, for his inexpressible gifts." 2 Corinthians 9:15

She was afraid he might try to take her cookie!

Yummy! I'm loving this cookie!


  1. This is so sweet! I too let life get in the way of taking the time to visit with the ones I love! Thanks for this sweet post to remind me of what's really important! Love you guys!

  2. OH Hilary this brought tears to my eyes! When my grandma got diagnosed with cancer I wanted to spend more time with her but was in nursing school & KInley was just a baby I had just met Brandon & so I was so busy & just let time get away. Before I knew it she was in the hospital & the cancer had went to her brain & she couldn't remember me, heartbreaking. Not seeing her more is my biggest regret in life!