Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
I wrote about how my Grandson, Caleb, didn't like to "get cozy." Not so for my granddaughter, Gillian, or "Googie" as we always called her. She loved getting cozy! Still does!
When she was much younger, we used to sit in the swing on the back porch and read, or sing, or just be silly. I have a wonderful picture of us curled up asleep on that swing and for some reason, couldn't find it. If I ever find it I'll post it. Instead I posted another favorite picture of us.
Last night, she came over to make Rice Krispie treats, only she decided we would substitute Crunch Berries for Rice Krispies. We did and it turned out great. We have been watching the Star Wars cartoon series, "Rebels", so went back to watch a couple of episodes of that. We have a twin bed that John boy and I sit on when we watch a movie. Tommy sits in a chair. Googie started out in a chair, but after a few minutes she came over and cuddled up beside me on the bed. We were all "cozy" underneath a soft blanket and I put my hand on her leg and she laid her head on my shoulder. I leaned down several times to smell her hair or just kiss her on the head.
As we were sitting there "being cozy" my mind went back to that summer day when we fell asleep on the swing. ( I really wish I could find that picture!) Now Googie is 18 years old. She was probably 8 or 9 that day on the swing. If I had known the time between then and now would go so fast, I would have held her a little tighter, a little closer. But I will be content with last night, when my 18 year old granddaughter, decided she still wanted to get cozy with her old 80 year old grandmother!