I’m sharing a few things I learned in March.
1. I learned that early spring is a great time of year for a road trip through the Arizona desert to San Diego. The cactus blossoms proudly unfold their color and the Mesquite trees are blooming!
2. It’s the “little things” that bring delight to others. Our tradition is donuts. “Don’t bring chocolate donuts next time; we don’t need the calories.” We gathered together last week at my daughter’s and we skipped the donuts. The coffee pot was on when we arrived and disappointment drooped in the air. I learned to always bring the donuts.
3. An old fashioned Sunday afternoon in the park after church is still fashionable and is a great way to spend time with your family and your best friend.
4. God’s beauty displays an array of colorful variety in Carlsbad, California in the spring and tractor rides are entertaining!
5. I learned that when you photograph the Flower Fields, sometimes you find a woman hiding in your photo. Can you see her?
6. Some girls care more about brains than beauty. I combed Sookie’s hair and told her how pretty she looked and she turned to me and asked: “But do you think I’ll make a good scientist?” I remember asking her mommy at six what she would like to be when she grows up. She replied: “An angel.” I knew that wasn’t going to happen!
7. I was surprised to learn that Sookie wants to live with me when she grows up. I’ve never lived with a scientist.
8. My daughters are planners with high energy levels. I’m amazed at all the things we were able to do in such a short time. They are my inspiration.
9. I learned that it’s a good idea to always pack a skirt just in case the other girls wear one.
10. I learned that when I picked up my granddaughter at school, Kindergarten desks and chairs look very small.
11. When you dine out with a baby, pack a lot of Cheerios and Puffs in your bag.
12. The baby turned one! I learned she is a girl who loves to party.
13. I learned that my son-in-law is a hands-on dad. He cleaned up the chocolate mess and gave the baby a bath while we girls went swimming!
14. No wonder no one ever prepared me to be a grandparent. It’s because there are no words that describe it. Thrilling and exciting come close, but fall short somehow.
15. I learned a great place to get your mile in is at the beach!
16. I learned that family time is necessary.
“Call it a clan, call it a network, and call it a tribe.
Call it family; whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” Jane Howard
That’s what I learned in March! I’m linking this post to Chatting at the Sky and Tell Me A True Story.