I came across this poem again the other day. I have always loved this but the perfect example of living it is my mom. For those of you who know her, you know how conscientious she is about keeping her house clean and just general appearances. When we come she throws all that out the window. She spends all of her time loving and playing with her little grandbabies.
What Did I Do Today?
Today I left some dishes dirty,
The bed got made around 3:30.
The diapers soaked a little longer,
The odor grew a little stronger.
The crumbs I spilled the day before
Are staring at me from the floor.
The fingerprints there on the wall
Will likely be there still next fall.
The dirty streaks on those windowpanes
Will still be there next time it rains.
Shame on you, you sit and say,
Just what did you do today?
I held a baby till she slept,
I held a toddler while she wept.
I played a game of hide and seek,
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak.
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess that's true.
Unless you think that what I've done,
Might be important to someone
With deep blue eyes and soft blonde hair,
If that is true...I've done my share.
Love you mom!
Grandma Mitzi with her youngest grandbaby, Izaak Legend.
Major, Legend and Grandma
Grandma Keeny and Grandma Mitzi watching their grandbabies play.
Rocking the girls while they sleep.
Jake, Michael, Jaileigh and Grams
Grandma and her sleeping beauty.
Grandma with her youngest baby, Rori.
The two love birds.
Grandma with the girls, Annie and Jaileigh
Grandma with the quaddies.