Thursday, April 13, 2017

Not too old to snuggle (and an ask)

When she was younger she would come to my house weekly after school and we would knit. And have tea. And chat.

Once she turned twelve it seemed like all bets were off. When her family came to visit or we went to visit them she was noticeably absent - sleepovers, skiing, hanging with friends.

I missed her.

Last Saturday she plopped herself down beside me and asked me if I could rub her neck. She was sore from a day of skiing.

I rubbed. She cuddled in. We chatted about this and that.

She was back.

I am not sure when the opportunity will arise again, but it is okay. I will take what I can get.

One of my three honourary grand-daughters, and not totally lost to me after-all.

Speaking of grand-daughters I am going to put out a request to my readers.

My blogging friend, Michelle, has set up a gofundme page for her grand-daughter. McKinlee has a heart defect and has already had soooo many surgeries, and her parents are doing all they can. They need some help, besides all the prayers you can send their way, but financially they need help. Every little bit can help.

You can read McKinlee's story here, and if you are so moved you can donate to the GoFundMe here.

I don't have many readers, but if each one gave a dollar it would be a couple of hundred dollars to make their month a little less stressful. Something is everything.

Thank you for considering.

Here is to grand-children everywhere. May they live a life of good health and god-willing, peace.


  1. Snuggling is even better than pinot grigio.

  2. I am lucky enough to remember both of my grandmothers, and their snuggles are the best!
    I hope to be able to return the favour when I have my own grand children :-)

  3. My grandmother was NOT a snuggler but my Mum and MIL were both cuddlers and our children definitely benefitted. I can't wait until my Grandson is big enough to cuddle.

    1. My grandmother really wasn't either, but I would lean into her when I sat beside her on the couch!

  4. How lovely to have had that snuggle time with your honorary grand-daughter. It is a tricky age - their lives get so busy during their teens and early twenties and sometimes the big wide world is more exciting than time with family. You know you are doing something right when it is you they return to for comfort.

    1. Yes, I will take it when it comes and I know their is great love there even when the snuggles are lacking.


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