Just recently we visited one of our favourite places. We went with the children’s grandparents and spent most of the day with them. We took a long walk around the grounds and it was lovely. The scenery was absolutely picturesque as it always is.
I have been wanting to take the children to the bluebells for some time now but unfortunately haven’t had a moment spare to do so. Especially with Sophia at school now we have to do all our exploring mainly on the weekends and at the moment we have all our energy invested into our garden. We have lots of plans for it and so much to do that is keeping us so busy at the moment.
So of course when we came across the beautiful bluebell gardens at Chiddingstone I couldn’t resist and asked both children if I could get a photo of them.
The children haven’t seen their grandparents since before we went to Cyprus so both children had missed them terribly. Archie spent most of our time at the castle joined to his Granddad’s hip and plenty of time spent talking about finding foxes with his Granny. All for good fun and Granny always brings their imagination to life with all her stories.
As we walked around it was so lovely to see Sophia holding her Granny’s hand and Archie holding his Granddad’s hand. I turned to Daniel and said: ‘they have missed them terribly haven’t they’ It really showed and we couldn’t even steal a cuddle if we tried.
We spent the rest of the afternoon with them and they came back to ours for our second barbecue of the weekend.
Days like this one are such a poignant reminder to me of how very lucky my children are. I never had grandparents, although my parents were young when they had me their parents were already passed so I don’t have a clue what it is like to have a Granny and a Granddad. But from what my husband tells me and from what I see of my children with their grandparents it is a very special relationship indeed.
One that I feel so very lucky to watch. So very lucky to be able to experience the joy my children have from seeing their grandparents, the gentle cuddles, soft whispers, and kisses. Even as Archie grabs his granddads hand and tells him he is his best friend those moments melt my heart. I become lost in a haze of gratefulness and always secretly I hide with a laugh the tears in my eyes.