Thursday, September 27, 2012

Big and little boy

 
 
Today we drove up to Son's to sit in his house in case the electrician arrived before Son got home from work on a half day. (He didn't.) The countryside looked very autumnal, with those rolls of hay - don't know what they're called: not haystacks because they're not stacks. Those black clouds rolled over without giving us rain, despite their threatening look.
 
 
We collected the keys of Son's house from the surgery where he works. Here he is, looking like a real doctor. Well, of course he is a real doctor.
 
 
This was one of our Grandson days, so the little one came with us. It seems but a few moments since Son was just like this.
 
It's lovely to see the wandering offspring but I'm always sadder afterwards. No cure for this disease.

15 comments:

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I do understand that disease. My daughter and her family which includes my two granddaughters live an 8 hour drive away. But I am planning to see her for more than a week in early October........

Molly said...

Bales, I think? You could always copmfort yourself by making a special quilt for each of the offspring and , of course, for that gleeful little grandson and any siblings he might eventually have. A little bird told me that you have the basic equipment to get you started. And when you become addicted there are plenty of us out here to form a support group for you.......

Jennifer said...

Yes, it is sad, but we have to let them make their way in life whether we like it or not.......it's their life, after all. When we meet our son shortly it will be the first time for three years; that's what happens when they live on the other side of the world. At least your son is still in the same country, a short drive away!

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha. What Molly said!

persiflage said...

I sympathise, being in the fit of the distance -inspired dismals myself, only some of which are justifiable. The oldies are the ones who feel the separations more.

K said...

I'm told the big round things are "jumbo bales". You still see the smaller rectangular ones sometimes, but the big ones are more rain-resistant.

Jinksy said...

Cutting apron strings is something we all have to face, one way or another...:)

Anonymous said...

I recognize your feelings, but can't help being a bit impatient. I would be so very grateful to have children; I have none and it is now impossible. I don't have a husband and will never have grandchildren, near or far. I read and enjoy your blog, have done for a long time, but it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth when these blessings you have, these people, little and big, who are a part of you and who give your life a future focus as they take their own journeys, are apparently a source of significant grief as well as significant joy.
It's your blog, and you can write whatever you want. But take a moment to reimagine your life without Mr Life. Without your children. Without grandchildren. Aren't you glad to have the riches and joys that you do?
I'm not complaining about my own life, and do all I can to make it rich and satisfying and useful and creative. But you do know joys I never will. There are blessings to be counted.

LynneFtWorth said...

Here in Texas we call them round bales or spools.

libby said...

How proud you must be....such lovely men in your life.

Meg said...

I think they are just called hay bales, maybe jumbo hay bales.
How could you not miss your lovely children but you must be pleased that they are all doing well!
DD2 is the one away from home this year. Although she is still in Australia (albeit 2500 odd kms away), she has no internet access and phone reception is dodgy. It was so much easier to keep in contact with DD1 when she spent her gap year in London through Skype, etc.
I'm with Molly and Thimbleanna!

Fran said...

Two weeks before we see our grandson again - he was six weeks old last time we saw him in the summer. This time he'll be over 3 months. Arrggh. He'll be revising for his GCSEs next!

Relatively Retiring said...

Anonymous's comment is so true... in the midst of my own life with grand-daughter about to appear I try to be aware of those that will never experience these things, and try to focus on the positives.

Isabelle said...

Thank you for all your comments but please, that's enough on this post.

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