You can blame JD

Jefferson Davis is a naughty boy ‘cause he tagged me. 😉

This time his idea for the meme came from a book. “The Three Bears“, by Derec Jones.

“Bring to your consciousness those memories of the things you’ve seen and the places you’ve been over the last twenty-four hours. Now select a one-minute sequence of events and try to replay it over and over again in your mind.”

Here’s one minute in the life of Grannymar

Brrring, Brrring! Brrring, Brrring!

Off come the rubber gloves as I reach for the phone. It is twenty past one in the afternoon and my face is bursting into life as a smile stretches from ear to ear even before I say hello.

“Hi mum! The flight was on time and we have just landed at Heathrow.”

“Elly! It is wonderful to hear you and know you are back this side of the world” I say. “Did you have a good week?”

Elly goes on to give me details about her week in Arizona, in 30 seconds flat. I hear about work, her colleagues, friends and the good people I refer to as her American Family. She passes on their good wishes and tells me their news. She needs to change terminals so I let her go as she promises to call me later when she reaches home.

Elly is as effervescent as she always was, and I hope she never changes.

It is no different now to those far off days at the school gate, when my five year old little bundle of energy put her hot little hand into my frozen one, and told me at breakneck speed, all the stories and secrets of the day as she skipped along by my side on our journey home from school.

So thanks to Jeff I have had double pleasure, re-living the phone call and the sound of Elly’s voice, while remembering that hot little hand encased in mine and the close bond we have between us.

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11 thoughts on “You can blame JD

  1. Jo ~ How do I put a ‘Tissues needed’ warning on my blog? 😆

    Paddy ~ Grannymar is like an onion, each layer tells a different story. 😉

  2. I love moments like these~ reading this reminds me that my girls are so good about ringing me just before they go away and as soon as they return~ we are so lucky grannymar :0)

  3. Gorgeous, reminds me of my 6 year old, who I’m off to give a hug to now. Sorry about the background on my blog by the way, black text on a white background messes my eyes up 😦 google reader would present my blog as black text on a white background though if you want to try that. Alternatively I’ll happily mail you the post.

  4. I know EXACTLY how you feel. I had the blues big time yesterday missing my little wonderer, I can’t tell you how fabulous it is when she rings, or emails or talks to me on Skype IM. My heart flies and waits for those precious moments. Believe me, the day she comes home (sometime in November) I’ll be back to a blubbering mess of potage and she’ll be my little three year old angel with blonde baby curls. I won’t want to let her go.

  5. Thriftcriminal ~ enjoy and treasure those hugs.

    Baino ~ the time will pass quicker than you think, each day brings her a day nearer.

    tiger lamb girl ~ I look forward to your post.

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