Well someone complained that I had not posted in a long time so figured I would post something, though I really have nothing interesting to talk about.
What is annoying is that I will be at work, or driving home and will think of something that I want to write about but then I get home and forget what it is or get distracted and so the post is never created.
So today I stopped by and visited with my grandparents. You may be thinking, "Well what is so odd about that?" My grandparents have been gone since 1987 and 1992. It is funny because in both cases they have been gone longer then the age I was when they passed away and though I don't think of them that often, today I just felt sad and missed them. I guess it is like that though when our loved ones pass on. The sadness becomes less and less painful as the time passes but then certain things will spark memories and you will just have that sudden ache of missing them.
I remember a few years ago my mom and I went to visit my grandparents and my mom made the comment "Well here is your granddaughter all grown up" I think we both got a little teary eyed after that. It is sad that my grandparents never got to aee me get married and never got to meet my beautiful daughter.
So after I visited with grandma and grandpa I started to think on the way home what I may have inherited from them. Then it just got me to thinking about families and how we may not take after or resemble our immediate family (mom, dad, sibling). It is just funny how genetics work. For example, Shelby doesn't necessarily look like me though people say she resembles Chad & I (I don't see it though) yet I was looking at a picture of me when I was Shelby's age and I could totally see my niece in that picture. Or how when we were visiting Chad's grandparents and I saw a picture of his mom as a little girl. The light suddenly went on because Shelby seems to have the same build that her grandma did as a little girl.
It is nice that I have finally been able to determine who Shelby takes after. I mean had it not been for that whole birthing experience I was beginning to doubt she was my kid! Well that isn't true - her stubborn streak reminds me DAILY that she is my offspring! ;-)
I had a scary experience one day. I was at my moms house and was cleaning her bathroom. She had a spare wig underneath her bathroom cabinet and I was being silly and thought I would put it on. I looked in the mirror and had to stifle a scream because I - gulp - looked like my mom!!! At least I am happy to say I am not crazy like her!! Hee, hee!!!!
I think next time I visit with my grandparents I will take Chad & Shelby along. It's about time Grandma and Grandpa met them.