Archive for July 16th, 2011
I am taking time out from my regular patterns and habits of reading and writing here for some dedicated grandparenting time. This is one of my six grandsons, all of whom are now visiting at my home with their parents. Grandchildren put life in perspective making sure that one doesn’t get too serious and that there is time for play and silliness.
It’s our annual family gathering so that cousins get to know each other and keep the bonds of family relatedness alive. It brings out the best in all of us to spend four or five days together. Since the return from China, it has been a constant round of travelling and visiting of family. Once the grandchildren have returned to their various homes, the round of visiting will continue so that grandparent time will again happen in their own homes before I again fly off for another year of teaching in China at C.I.T. where I am entering my fourth year as instructor. It will be another ten months before I again return to take on the role of grandparenting face-to-face.
Life is good.