As I watched this tiny little guy walk up to receive his diploma, I couldn't believe he was acutally going to be starting kindergarten this next year! It seems he was just a baby yesterday! I also was struggling with so much emotion because with him and his baby sister I have missed so much of their baby years because of my husbands stroke.
Prior to the stroke my husband and I had the kids just about every week for "Grandma's day". One day during the week I would have the little ones which at that time it was Parker and Lil Ryan (My son's little boy is Lil Ryan). They would spend a day and night with us and it was time doing fun things and making memories. On the weekends the older grand kids would stay and there again we would always do something fun and make a memory. Aiden was pretty little when my husband had his stroke two years ago now, so I haven't been able to spend the time with him like I did the others and I always feel so bad about that. Miss Emma who is now two and Aidens little sister has been even worse. I have missed just about everything with her and haven't had much time at all with her. This stroke has just sucked the life out of us in so many ways but the worst of it is not being able to have the family times that we used too have.
These children belong to my daughter Heidi. She has four, 3 boys and 1 girl.
Then comes Master Aiden Jacob. Aiden is Aiden. He is wild and crazy, on the go ninty to nothing, fearless, major attitude, (just like his mommy), but at the same time sweet and so handsome! Aiden also likes sports and plays soccer and baseball. These type of sports are just what this kids needs! Football and wrestling would probably do him the best because he just loves that contact thing. One little oddity about him is you can't walk by him where he thinks he has to hit you. Hope that gets under control before he starts school or he'll be in the principles office every day!
But I do have to say I wouldn't trade any of them for the world. I'm so glad God gave them to us and I don't think I could POSSIBLY live with out them. They are a handful now but thank God they are healthy and ok. Before we know it they will all be grown and all their funny little ways about them now, will be the memories we will all remember and laugh about when they are grown.
I love watching them grow and being apart of their lives. There is nothing more important to me than that. I love my family, they are everything to me. But the worst part, especially at my age now, is the older they get the older I get and that stinks! I will not be one of those ladies who will grow old gracefully! I'm starting to have trouble keeping up with them and I don't like that much! I'm also already missing them the way they were and are. I wish there was a way to freeze time. Sending lots of hugs and kisses to my grandbabies. I do so much love you all, even if you are a crazy bunch! XXXXOOOO