This is my kick off, my very first “letter”. I have been rolling around this idea in my head for awhile now. My very first blog over on blogger was a little more fun to write. I shared recipes, made crafts, but I also rambled on about different things in my life. I miss that and so the Letters page is born.
Dear Future Great Grandchildren,
It is such a foreign concept to me to think about great grandchildren. Your Grandfathers (lol) are still young boys. I envision them to be studious older gentlemen one day. Tweed coats with patches on the elbows. Today, the oldest is a cranky 14 year old. He rarely picks up after himself, has his nose in his phone all the time (wish it was a book, but he will get there)…except during baseball practice, and has made it his mission in life to prove me wrong at some point. He has gotten close a time or two, but I am not ready to admit that one to him just yet. I love his tenacity, his leadership abilities, his charm and his sense of humor. The younger boy, he is 11 years old now. A sweeter boy you have not met, stubborn… but sweet. He has asked me on occasion what to do when Google is wrong, because obviously Google is wrong and not him. However, he is loyal, loves fiercely, is willing to fight for those less fortunate. He has a brain for figuring out the workings of just about anything. I love his sweetness, his fierceness and his humor.
What, humor was mentioned twice in the above paragraph? Word. Humor is the essence of life that I believe one can not live without. It is right up there with love. You have to be able to laugh at yourself, your situation, whatever. Laugh at it and then move on if it is bad, change what you can, and laugh all over again. Our house is one filled with laughter and Future Great Grandchildren, yours should be too.
I am off to make homemade cinnamon rolls for these wonderful still sleeping young men. My next letter is going to be all about growing a garden. You see, Future Great Grandchildren, I am concerned with the next generations food supply. It is important to know where your food comes from. Be connected with it. Next time, we talk seeds and when I start mine indoors. Have to love Michigan. We have probably 2 feet of snow on the ground and I am planning for July’s tomatoes.