About two years ago my son moved to North Carolina and of course he took my grandson with him. I was sad to see them go but my son is a young man now and has to make decisions that he thinks is best for him. For now, North Carolina it is. However, this praying mother will continue to ask God to find a way to bring him home or at the very least within a couple hours drive.
On the bright side of this decision, I get to travel to North Carolina to visit. They live in this really cute, quiet little town that reminds me of one of those towns everybody ends up in on those Hallmark movies. Unlike Florida, in North Carolina I got to actually see Spring. Cool air, beautiful trees, gorgeous sunsets and at night, the most amazing star show I have ever witnessed.
My time spent in North Carolina was amazing. My grandson is growing so fast and talking about everything in sight. It was such a pleasure to simply sit and watch him play with his cars, color pictures or run around in the front yard. I think we went to every kid museum, activity center and zoo within an hours drive. To be the best Yaya possible, I must spoil him rotten! My son is still the air I breathe. Watching him with his son were some of the happiest moments of my time there. My son has always been a loving kid and it definitely shows when he is with my grandson. To say that I am a proud mom and Yaya is an understatement!
I would have loved for my parents to have met their great-grand. My mother would have found a way to keep them here and my dad would have been the best babysitter ever. I think of my parents every day. My life has become about continuing to make them proud, living life in the manner in which they tried to raise me and leaving a legacy for my son.
Family is the village…:)