My son and his family left for home this morning. It always makes me so sad when they leave because we see each other so seldom. We had an especially good visit this time, which is kind of a double edged sword. It makes it even more difficult to say goodbye. I love my grandchildren. I have special relationships with each of them, but granddaughter number one and I have had a special bond since she was born. When she was smaller, I used to ask her not to cry when one of us was leaving the other so that I wouldn't cry too. She was always so brave and never cried in front of me. This morning, just before they were about to leave she told me she wanted to live with me. Just about broke my heart. So, of course when they were pulling out of the drive way, I'm wiping away tears. I'm pretty sure it's the first time I've broken our rule.
Over their visit, we found two heart shaped things to photograph. One is a rock that granddaughter number one found in our yard. She took it home with her. Of all the rocks she collected, that is the only one she kept. The other photo was taken while we waited in line at the Dallas World Aquarium. It's the leaves of a redbud tree. I had promised Pam I would take a photo of them ages ago and forgotten until I saw them there. This one's for you Pam.