Monday, April 13, 2009

~Until Next Time.......~










Proclamations of "I'll come back again real soon, Grandma. Promise" made by the Little Princess from chocolate-edged lips that give kisses like no other little girl on the face of this earth. She gets prettier each time I see her.

Sweet tender kisses 'right on the lips' given freely by the Little Prince as he waves good-bye....blue 'blankie' clutched in one little fist....juice in the other. He's looking more and more like his Daddy each day.

The Easter baskets stand empty. Waiting to be packed away until next time.

The house is so still.

There is something missing. Something more than the bunny cake's behind: they've taken with them a very large piece of my heart.

But I'll wait patiently. Until next time.



This post was honored with a Post Of the Day Award over at authorblog. Thank you, David!

35 comments:

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Goodbyes, even if temporary, are painful...but even so, you have created beauty out of it with this lovely blog post! And your half-eaten cake points to wonderful memories that you have shared...and I have shared with you...even if only vicariously! Blessings to you this week, my friend! ~Janine XO

Nancy said...

Awh...they are so cute! What a great Tshirt he has on too!

Kat said...

Aww. That makes me cry!

Beth in NC said...

Poor little bunny cake. It had a tough day. :o)

They are adorable!

Mel said...

LOVE Jackson's shirt! Did Jim buy it for him? ;)

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Mmmm yummy, coconut cake?

Marci said...

the quiet will make you appreciate the squeels and noise NEXT time, Carol! What are you creating these days?

Carol said...

Janine...It helps that those goodbyes ARE temporary!

Nancy...Thank you! The t-shirt is a winner!

Kat....I think your hormones have really kicked in!! xoxox

Beth...Yup....the Bunny and me!

Mel...Actually, Tom bought it for him for his 1st birthday!

Saz...It is! I'll share if you stop by!!

Marci...You are right! I'll post pics of my creations on MF this week!

Juls~ said...

Hi Carol!

You are such a wonderful writer and great Gram! It's like reading poetry and your heart shines through! They are adorable and his t-shirt is too funny!

{Hugs}

Juls~

recipes for the life-chaitra said...

Aww..goodbyes are so hard isn't it?Especially when said by cute little angels.

A very sweet post.
And belated Happy Easter!

love chaitral

david mcmahon said...

Yes, Carol, you hit the nail right on the head.

The Things We Carried said...

Just lovely! Congrats on potd!

Merisi said...

Beautifully expressed sentiments -
I hope you see those sweethearts again soon! :-9

Congratulations on David's POTD Award!

Indrani said...

You have written sooo beautifully!
Congrats! So well deserved. :)

Kirti said...

Sweet post...Congrats to you!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Thank you for all your wonderful and kind comments, Carol...and of course you should be a POTD! I knew it from the moment I read this!!!! ~Janine XOXOX

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,
You are such a gifted writer. It is so very quiet when they all go home. The toys are cleaned up the dishes are done and things are put back like before they came. But they will be back soon to fill your house with their love. Love the picture.
Love, Kay

Carol said...

Thank you, Juls!

Chaitra...Thank you! A belated Happy Easter to you, too.

David...Once again, I am so honored!

TTWC....Congrats to you, too!

Merisi,Indrani and Kirti...Merci!

Janine...Yours was THE best. Beautifully, heartfully written! xoxox

Oh, Kay...I know you know the feeling! I just sent you a long email!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Darlene said...

Awwwww they are just too precious! Hopefully they will be back soon to visit and fill your days with love and laughter.♥

Daryl said...

Congrats on POTD!

And thanks for visiting mine!

Hit 40 said...

Cute post! I agree with the award!!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the kinds words...and for lending your "ear" about my bad day yesterday! Have a great evening:)

P and J Crafts said...

Aww, such a sweet post. Your writing is lovely! Congratulations on your award!

Julie

Lynne Countenance Jewelry / BeadyIze said...

How do they do that?!? Grandchildren apparently have super-powers when it comes to getting under their grandparents' skin, don't they? I go through withdrawals after a couple of days without my little one. So glad yours were with you!

Maggie May said...

Aw....... I have just had to say goodbye to my grandsons too! I get quite sad for a while. I do hate goodbyes.
Not surprised that this post won POTD! I really enjoyed reading it in a kind of wistful way! Congratulations!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Aw, how lovely. A warm post with a tinge of sadness thrown in.

Well done on POTD!

CJ xx

Jen said...

Cute post.

Nel from Nebraska said...

I know the exact emotions you go through after the kiddies' departure back home.. I call it a blue funk. While they're at Grandma's, you can forget about the problems of life and look at our beautiful world through their innocent eyes. BTW.. love the T-shirt "J" was wearing.. too cute!!

Jules~ said...

That is a beautiful post! You make me remember to stop and savor each moment instead of planning and thinking in my head for the next one. I am so glad your mom is doing well and was able to help you make the little bunny family. I can just imagine you girls laughing it up in the kitchen.

So how did your Hot Cross Buns go? Did you end up making them like you planned?

Blessings to you today.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwww...wish all y'all could have just one more "Group Hug" (with chocolate kisses tossed in!) this Easter.

Looking forward to seeing the photos of your newest creations on MF this week.

Love,
Kathi

Mommy Lisa said...

My grandma used to make those! Ohhh. new tradition! rekindled?

Woman in a Window said...

The quiet after the storm, eh? It can be enjoyable too though, if you let it be.

Tammy said...

Such a loving and wonderful post. Made me all teary-eyed! Love the t-shirt! ;)

Sandi McBride said...

There is absolutely nothing as grand as a grandchild...I think that's why God called them that! Yours are gorgeous and you are a lucky girl! COngrats on Post of the Day, too!
hugs
Sandi

Cynthia said...

I feel exactly the same way when my grandbabies go back home. :^)
What bliss. And then what profound quiet. :^)
C