Thursday, November 6, 2014

When Are You coming to my House?


IMG_5341                                                             My grandson’s game face.

So this is how it happens.

Yesterday afternoon , around 5:30 pm in the bread aisle of HEB, my phone rings.

And no it wasn’t 5:30 or 6:00 am when I usually grocery shop,  as discussed  here.

It was that grocery shopping time of day when nothing good is going to happen.

The wrong combination of people are usually at the grocery store that time of day.

So the phone rings, I answer, and the voice of my youngest grandson says-

“Madu, when are you coming to my house?”

At this point it is as if I am a special agent being called on assignment with the sound of some code phrase.

The grocery store noise falls away.

There is no question. There is no planning for a seven hour drive.  There is nothing else.

There is just that voice.

”Tomorrow,” I say


A Joyful Cottage said...

How sweet. You are so blessed to be close to your family.

Pura Vida said...

I get this on so many levels...on my way to the grocery store now to avoid all the 5 pm's like my small town 5 o'clock traffic, only in aisle 3...and I am the beckon call girl for the sweet voices in my life!

Connie said...

I don't know why this made me cry...I guess because I know the draw they (the grandchildren) have & how we will move heaven & earth for them.

Simply LKJ said...

I so understand the grocery thing. We ran in HEB with our #2 while in Texas and it was a mad house. She told me, " Mom, this is exactly why I don't shop on Sunday and wait until it is late and all the moms have put their kids to bed before I go." So sweet of your grandson.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

With a game face like that, he's bound to be in the Big Leagues some day!

Debby said...

They can melt your hearts. Did you drive the 7 hours to see him. I would have done the same thing for sure.

Pom Pom said...

Aw! How sweet! You are a good granny! He's adorable!

Michelle said...


Blondie's Journal said... day soon.

Jane xxx

Just Judy said...

Have fun!

NanaDiana said...

Ah- yes---that is just as it should be! Nothing in the world like that sweet voice asking where you are! xo Diana

trash talk said...

And as you were standing in the grocery aisle, at what point between Madu and house, did you lose your game face?
In life, that's what's called a home run.

Missy George said... meaningful

Theresa said...

I totally understand:) Enjoy your trip! HUGS!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Grandchildren are just the best. I often think that I should have had them first. LOL Jo

Dayle said...


Pura Vida said...

wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving my friend!

Dayle said...

Stopping by to wish you a blessed and peaceful Christmas season.

Pura Vida said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas friend!

Judy said...

Hi Laura, Missed seeing what your home looked like this past holiday season. I hope everything is fine with you and your family because you have fallen off the grid. Looking forward to seeing you post again. Best wishes for the new year. Judy

CHERI said...

I totally understand this. Nothing like the love of and for grandchildren! I'm just now getting back to blogging. Please come visit me sometimes.

Judy said...

Miss you Laura, I hope all is well with your family. Blessings, Judy

Nancy's Notes said...

Missing your blog! Hope you come back to blog land soon~


Laura said...

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