Ok so look at that face. How can you not just let him wrap you around his little finger? This is Hunter and he is almost one and possibly the greatest love of my life (honey if you are reading this sorry he is the greatest but I love you too). When my daughters were little I told them they could never children that called me Grandma. I am young, I feel young, I look young. There is no way I am a grandma. Their children could call me Momma C or Boo or something but not grandma because being a grandma meant I was old right? But last year God gave me the best Christmas present ever. He was my little Christmas angel born on Christmas Eve. And, he calls me grammie. I thought that when my daughters were born I could never love anything in the world as much as I love them. I was wrong. This little man stole my heart the moment he was put into my arms.
So here I am almost 45 and this little man has me wrapped around his finger like a Christmas ribbon. Look at him, how can you not love that adorable face? So I sit here wondering what he will be like when he grows up. I think of what my legacy to him will be. This is a lot of pressure. What can be my gift to him as he grows up.
I first need to let him know how loved and wanted he is even though he has one parent. My daughter is an awesome Mom and doing it by herself. Second, I want him to know how to treat a woman. So few young men know how to do that these days. I work in an environment where the children have been mistreated and abused and don’t know how to be a man/women of integrity and true their word because they have not had the examples at home. Third I want to make sure he knows how important an education is to achieve. Finally fourth, I want him to know where he came from, who he came from and what obstacles his ancestors overcame to give him the freedoms he has and how great it is to be an American and that the most important thing is to give back to those in need and that God is always first in his life. I think those are good foundations don’t you?