Monday, December 19, 2016

So worth the 3 hours of lost sleep

About 2:30 am Sunday morning I woke up from all my coughing. 
I also thought....Did Dennis remember to put the alarm back on 
after he got home last night from the airport? (looking for the McKs' lost
luggage)

So in the process of checking the alarm, 
I saw this little shadow of a girl wandering around in the dark.


Scarlett! 
 It had been a long 19 months without her.

 So we just cuddled and talked for the next 2 hours. I had lost my 
voice so all I could do was whisper to her. So she copied me and 
would only whisper, so I couldn't hear a lot of what she said to me. 

But that didn't matter. 
Nothing like precious time with a 3 year old granddaughter 
in the middle of the night.


After about 2 hours, I tried to put her back to bed she but requested 
to stay with me. So I held her hand as we went feeling our way 
through the dark to my bed. 

Ever so quietly trying not to wake Grandpa, I lifted her up and she 
moved to the middle 
and then she softly patted the bed and whispered, 
"Here's a spot for you Grandma Honey."

By now it's 5:30am and she said her tummy hurt and my cough 
came back, so I thought I better return her to her parents. I opened 
their bedroom door and then Scarlett said, "I don't know which one 
is their bed." There was only one bed in there! :)

So then I went back to bed and this morning as I was opening my 
eyes, I once again saw a shadow of a little girl. She was hovering 
around my bed. I asked her to go get my camera and she did. 
Somehow she knew exactly which drawer I kept it in! 
Then she got on top of my bed 
so she could show me her new dress.

I so did not plan on being sick the week they are here...
but the perk of this is, 
I would have missed our middle of the night visit. 

I never would have heard those little words,
"Here is a spot for you, Grandma Honey."





2 comments:

grandmapeg said...

These are the moments and memories that have a special place in your heart. I love the one on one time you got to have with her. Sorry that you still are sick. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Karen Mortensen said...

What a sweet story.