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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Insecure Writers Support Group - April

I'm back home in NM for a week - a break from caring for the now 4-month-old twin grandbabies. Hubby and I are having so much fun taking care of these two little munchkins. I love seeing what new things they discover each day - a hand, a foot, each other. One rolled over from her tummy to her back the other day - the next day the other one did it. It's hard for me to imagine them crawling, then walking, then running, and talking. I have my insecurity around being an older grandparent and just how long I'll be around to watch them grow into the beings they are meant to be, but I tell myself to enjoy each moment and stay in the present. I do want to begin writing to them, but while I'm caring for them, there's no energy for that.

Stay tuned and blessings....
Karen

16 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You can't worry about the future. Just enjoy watching their changes now.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

So glad you're having fun with them! Those days just fly by.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jot down things as they come to you and you can put it all together for them later.

emaginette said...

And they will grow up so fast. I bet you don't want to miss a moment. Take lots of pics. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

cleemckenzie said...

Taking care of one 4-month old is a full-time job. Two is over-the-top nigh onto impossible to do without needing naps.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Don't worry about the future, just stay in the moment Karen and enjoy each day of being a grandparent.

Megan said...

I love the idea of writing to them :) Sounds like you definitely have your hands full. Enjoy!

Pat Garcia said...

Enjoy those grandbabies. They are only babies once. You'll never ever regret the time you're giving. It will come back to you.
Shalom aleichem,
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

TWINS... what fun! Exhausting fun, but fun, nonetheless. Enjoy them, because believe it or not, your grandchildren will grow up even faster than your children did. Our oldest grandbaby is about to turn twenty... how the heck did THAT happen?

Natalie Aguirre said...

Glad you are having fun with your grandkids. I don't have any yet as I'm probably older than you--almost 62 with a daughter turning 21 next week. But I can't wait for those grandkids once she gets a little older, married, and established.

Karen Walker said...

You guys are so awesome. Thanks for all the lovely thoughts and feedback.

Julie Hiner said...

WOW !!! What a blessing to have these wonderful children in your life :) Life takes us on different paths sometimes - enjoy it!

Jacqui Murray said...

I am so happy for all the joy these little ones bring you, Karen. Have fun!

Liza said...

Stay in the present...the best advice!

Patsy said...

Staying in the present, when the present is enjoyable, makes a lot of sense.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Karen..

SO nice to hear things are going so well with you and your family..... Don't worry about writing, just enjoy your time with those charming little ones!

Thought I'd let you know I started a new project. A memoir! OF a pretty unimaginable woman for her time. This is a fun project with lots of laughs and outrageousness. There is sadness, too from the poor child who is now a sixty something year old woman, who had to live through the insanity. But this is wonderful therapy for her and she is now laughing tears instead of crying them.

I posted a little snippet if you have a chance to pop over and take a look at the 1950's you never knew existed. LOL.

Keep smiling.