Thursday, January 29, 2009

boo hoo moment...

The other night Michael & I decided to take our brood to the mall for dinner & some shopping. Another PLUS to this excursion was that we did not have "clean up" duty after dinner, YAY!(The little things that will make us happy! ha!). Lately Florida has been having some WEIRD weather, ok not weird, it's been down right COLD! We were not prepared & were in dire need of some cold weather clothes! We seem to have plenty of sundresses & shorts but NO long sleeve tops. So we needed to hit the stores for some sales! We actually found a few necessities that we desperately needed. Remember we live in Florida where it is suppose to be warm 365 days a year! I am a native Floridian & I LOVE the heat! LOL! The kiddos were VERY good especially since we had them out past their bedtime. On the car ride to Grandma's house we turned the radio up so they would sing, dance & mostly stay awake. There's nothing worse than waking a sleeping baby! The babies LOVED it! We were dancing in our seats & probably looked very "KOOKY" to every other car on the road! To each their own! ha! Then this song came on the radio, you know the song from "An Officer and a Gentlemen", the one Joe Cocker sings when Richard Gere carries Debra Winger out of the factory. I LOVE that song, anyhow, Brendan starts saying something & I do not quite understand him. He repeats himself a few times until I FINALLY get that he is saying "Grandpa". Once he saw that I knew what he was saying he then pointed to his heart. (I tell them ALL the time that Grandpa is in their heart). I then started paying attention to the words of the song. "Love lift us up where we belong, where the Eagles fly...". It's funny how he associated this song with Grandpa. Especially since it mentions eagles. My father LOVED eagles! He had a HUGE collection that we still have. He was letting me know that Grandpa was there! I started crying. Now some people will say that he is ONLY 2, how could he possibly know this. I truly believe my father was there in that moment. This was definitely a...

boo hoo moment...


3 comments:

The McNulty Family said...

CATHY! That is a GREAT story.. and he many ONLY be 2.. but kids know these things!! I truly believe that. What a special moment.. thanks for sharing.. made me tear up and smile at the same time.

HUGS from not so sunny Cali;)
XOXO
Gen

Kenimer Kids said...

ok, now I am crying too! What a beautiful story!! Thank you so much for sharing that!!! Love and hugs,
Holly and the crew

Caryl said...

Children are amazing....they have the most amazing realizations! Awesome story to share!!

Do NOT copy!