Friday, January 3, 2014

She is my CUPCAKE & I am her NANNIE ~

Today ~ January 3, 2014 my #2 granddaughter, Mia is 3!!! 
{You're not imagining things ~ yes, it is her sister Aly who turned 4 just 2 days ago!}

As many of you know our family has gone through some very rough waters over the past 3 + years and alot of healing and restoration has taken place in many relationships over the past few months. One of the greatest blessings I've experienced is having such a wonderful relationship with my granddaughters. I was able to fly and see them in September before their dad {my son}, Tyler was deployed. That was such a life changing trip. I have a very dear friend to thank for making that possible. Words can never express my gratitude to her for gifting me my plane ticket. 

I arrived in North Carolina very late on a Tuesday night in September and went in the girls bedroom and looked {in awe} at them sleeping ~ I could hardly wait for them to wake up. I was a bit nervous because they didn't really know me due to difficult circumstances and distance. My nerves were put at ease early the next morning when I heard a little knock at my bedroom door. It was 2 very beautiful girls ~ one with  blond curly {like her dads} hair & big blue eyes and the other with straight dark brown hair & big brown eyes. At that very moment, I MELTED. I told them to come in...they excitedly squealed..."Hi Nana" and the rest as they say is history...
In those few days we had together, Mia and I absolutely fell in love ~ as I did with her big sister Aly & baby sister Liza. We played, we read books, we crafted, we washi-taped, we glued {she LOVES glue}, we visited, we went at the park,  and just enjoyed being together. My son, Tyler is deployed right now so my daughter in law and 3 granddaughters came home {Davenport} for about 3 months. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy having the girls in the area. Sometimes they stop in and see me at the COOP and I'm of course very impressed with their love of crafting! Mia especially loves to put "pretties" {rhinestones} on her art projects! 
My other grandchildren call me Nana however Mia for whatever reason calls me Nannie! I.just. love. that! One of the times I talked with the girls on the phone before they came to visit, Aly told me she thought it was funny that Mia called me Nannie and she {Aly} calls me Nana. I told her it's fun having two names~ her name is Alynnah yet we call her Aly ~ she agreed it is pretty nifty having more than one name! :)

Love this little family!!!
I appreciate and admire her parents ~ Tyler and Natalie and the amazing job they are doing in raising this sweet girl and her 2 sisters to be the incredible people they are.

Ameleigha Lydian Craft
My Mia-girl
To my Cupcake....your Nannie loves you VERY much!!!

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