Swept up in their joy

The grandchildren spent the night Sunday, the night before Christmas Eve.  As has been our tradition, Christmas Eve is spent here, Christmas Day is spent there, with her family. We were happy to maintain a semblance of normal, given that their parents have separated.   No reason the children should be.

It was a busy, bustling, giggly sort of night.  I could not have imagined two kids more excited to … go to bed!   Tumbling and laughing, down they went. And the next morning? Oh my … were they ever revved up.  We heard both older boys laughing at the sheer joy these little ones had just coming up the stairs, eager to get the day started.  Even Frankie had a prance in his paws.

As I look back over the past few days, I am happy the parents tried to be civil, that the littlest ones were thrilled and cozy and loved and we, that we couldn’t help but be swept up in their joy.

joyous grand-children; an emjayandthem photo

joyous grand-children; an emjayandthem photo

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” ~Stacia Tauscher

I hope your holiday festivities were joyous; the emjayandthem household has battled the flu bug (ugh!) but we are steadily and slowly recovering.

Have a great week my friends!

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21 thoughts on “Swept up in their joy

  1. What an awesome quote. I get caught up looking ahead too many times. There’s a whole lot of good around me right now!

  2. So sorry you’re sick, MJ. Hopefully you’ll be feeling much better soon. Thanks for sharing this – I love, love, love that post! It should be given to every parent at the hospital when a baby is born. Happy New Year, my friend!

    • I’m on the mend; 2 days of antibiotics and at least now it doesn’t hurt to brush my hair! I love that you loved the quote, I did as well. 🙂 MJ

  3. * Meant to say that I love, love, love the quote! (Although I love the post, too! 😉

  4. I sure hope y’all feel better soon! Happy New Year!

    • on the mend but it has sure been s-l-o-w! I think next year we should not take any time off, it seems that every year when we have a week off one or both of us get the crud! Thanks for your good wishes, MJ

  5. Love their little jammies! And the joyous smiles on their faces!

    So sorry to hear that the flu found its way to you. Hope everyone is feeling better now.

    • the jammies are just irresistible! They’re both snuggly, good kids 🙂

      The flu kept it’s hold most of the week but we’re on the mend now – bests to you, Terri!

  6. Get well soon and thanks for sharing the joy in their smiles 🙂

  7. Love the quote, and the smiles on those faces.

  8. Love the quote…love you MJ and truly I understand…..God Bless and Happy New Years:)

  9. Lissa Rabon

    Great post! We never know what someone else is truly thinking or feeling, do we? Our big gray clouds are someone else’s relief from the sun…

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  11. So sweet! Happy that your Christmas with the little ones was good! Hope you’re all recovered now, and on to a wonderful January! ~ Sheila

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